Everyone knows something happens once you walk into work. Somehow things change. Whether you become more guarded, more focused or more inspired, you sometimes become a different person. With so many different personalities at work, and having to work together for a common goal, corporate team building challenges can be a valuable exercise.
The term may be used a lot, but seldom does team building happen in an organization without an intention to build it. With corporate team building challenges run by an experienced facilitator, you will find your organization participating in activities you would never imagine. Having fun while learning to work together and learning about each other is what these activities are all about. By participating, your group will increase their ability to solve problems, think creatively and collaborate with each other.
How It Works
Rock walls, rope courses and other challenges have a way of breaking through the barriers that people build around themselves. Stepping out of comfort zones is encouraged and often helps your team get closer and expands potential. Programs are usually customized for your group. Questions about goals and objectives, working environment, demographics and internal or external issues are asked beforehand so a program can be developed to address your team’s needs. Exciting activities are used to bridge the communication gaps that exist, improve cooperation and enhance problem solving skills. All of these things will help your staff work more efficiently and cohesively to be more productive.
Reflect and Debrief
A time of reflection and a debriefing by your facilitator will help you to learn and grow even more. Your team will be asked to discuss what worked and didn’t work in a specific challenge, to talk about what could have been done differently and how a different result could have been achieved. Finally, the facilitator of the activity will show your staff how the challenge they just completed relates to their real work life challenges. The lessons learned here can and should be taken back to the office and the home as there is relevance for both. Corporate team building challenges will strengthen individuals and the team mentally and emotionally to create a productive and cohesive office.