How important is team bonding?
We have all heard of the phrase; “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM” and instantly understand its meaning.
So what does the word team mean to you?
A team can be defined as “A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project” according to businessdictionary.com
Whether it is in sports or in our professional work environment, we have all been a part of a team in some form.
In order to help make a team high performing and successful, there are a number of key components that need to be present. One of these components is the importance of team bonding, so why does team bonding matter and what part can it play?
Below are some of the benefits of Team bonding:
You get to know each team player better
By taking part in team bonding activities, you learn much more about each other and can make friends in the workplace. This is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. Not only does it increase morale in the office, it also allows for the office to work better solving everyday workplace issues.
Teamwork helps with boosting team performance
Team bonding activities also improve workplace projects that involve teamwork. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This understanding helps them work even better together on future progress vital to a company.
Increased competition and bragging rights
Competition has been shown to increase productivity. By harnessing increased productivity into a fun, inclusive team building activity, employees can bond in a way impossible by other means.
The celebrations lead to team spirit
After any sports team wins a major championship, they celebrate and have fun. This motivates them to want to win even more. This shows that the celebration and fun that come with every team bonding event can motivate employees to bring their job to the next level.
Strengthens communication among the team
It’s no surprise that communication and working better together is the one of the top benefits why people choose team building activities. Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk and work with anyone.
A successful team building activity will surely mean a more comfortable and successful workplace environment for any company, large or small. So go on, start planning your next team bonding activity today.
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Philip Divilly Operations Manager