Team-building programs provide realistic experiences that empower individuals to contribute to common goals. The exercises are important not for the immediate experience of the activities performed by the team, but for the group skills, communication and bonding that result, enabling staff at all corporate levels to work as team players.
Workers who may be in different departments may never meet in the day to day running of a large business. The opportunity to meet and get to know one another in a less formal environment puts a positive spin on the team trusting that people you have never met before will support you, both emotionally and physically, when you are tasked with jumping off a pole to a trapeze, or simply having fun roaming around town together on a scavenger hunt.
These activities are designed to motivate people to pool their talents and perform at their best, individually and as team players. Team members discover that diversity is their greatest asset and trust, cooperation and effective communication are the keys to a team’s success. Structured activities not only encourage individual development, but they also bring all members together for a common cause. Companies and organizations that communicate effectively are 4.5 times more likely to retain the best employees. So when developing and planning team-building exercises and activities, focus on those that will increase and improve effective communication between your employees.
60% of bosses and managers report lack of collaboration as one of their top leadership challenges. Being trained to take advantage of team building opportunities means your team will come together as a whole and staff will feel validated and important to the company. 70% of employed Americans report that they are not engaged at work. This means that almost three-quarters of the American workforce are dissatisfied with their job. Statistics show that companies in the United States lose approximately $3 billion per year due to the effects of negative attitudes at work. 50% of the positive changes in communication patterns within the workplace can be accredited to social interaction outside of the workplace.
Effective team building means more engaged employees: Businesses with engaged employees receive two and a half times more revenues than companies with low engagement levels. So if you’re thinking to bring in some motivational speakers as a solution, consider that when people just sit and listen to a speaker during a training program, they typically only retain 20% of what they hear. Conversely, when they are involved in active learning such as a simulation, or a training game, they retain 90% of the information presented to them.
By bringing people together and putting them into a situation of relaxed fun where they might rely on each other for support gives them a new perspective on colleagues and the company. The success of most organizations depends on the ability of individuals to build effective teams, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. So, is team building relevant?!
A New Team: Specializing in Corporate Team Building Events
This boutique approach to corporate team building activities allows A New Team to meet the needs of all group sizes. Since our launch in 1996, we have been delivering incredible Corporate Team Building programs around the country and internationally. Whether you are planning a sales meeting for 1000+ people in San Diego or an intimate team workshop for 10 in New York City, A New Team is there as your strategic partner aligned with your success.
Working with all group sizes, A New Team has put the fun and meaning back into team building. Creating a community garden in New York City, building 500 bicycles for kids in South San Diego, or feeding needy families with 100 volunteers in Miami, all of our programs are custom designed for you. Teams from around the country love our facilitation team’s enthusiasm, event delivery and creative programming. Our programs have been praised in national media and described as being unique, exciting and cutting edge. You need to find out for yourself! Sign on now for an Adventure and start creating A New Team.
The Importance Of Corporate Team Building Activities
Corporate team building activities bring people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun and interactive activities can help people see each other in a different light and allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace. One of the most powerful reasons for team building is to get results. Through a series of planned team building events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. Here at A New Team, we specialize in corporate team building activities that work to help facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections, deeper discussions and processing.
Collaboration, Innovation and Creativity
People tend to have a larger imagination and are more open to ideas when they are around people they are comfortable with. With successful corporate team building activities teams not only develop closer bonds, but they also lead to more successful and creative workplace ideas. Also, everyday workplace collaboration is key to a successful business. When all the gears work in unison, the machine runs efficiently and without breakdowns. Or, like a sports team, when every member of the team is on the same page and can communicate effectively with one another then that team usually wins games. This motivates them to want to win even more. This example shows that the celebration, cheering, and fun that comes with A New Team corporate team building activities can motivate employees to take their job to the next level.
The best reasons for corporate team building activities is that the activities actually work to accomplish improved communication. Testimonials all over A New Team’s website will prove that our corporate team building activities really work. A successful team building activity will surely mean a more comfortable, successful workplace environment for any company, large or small.
Corporate team building activities can help create or strengthen trust among your employees. Trust is a crucial component to any business, especially because teamwork is required on a daily basis to achieve objectives and grow said business. According to Seth Godin, an American author and entrepreneur,“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” Mutual trust fostered by team-building activities can allow your employees to depend more on one another and be more productive and efficient as a result. Corporate team building activities can build trust pairs and require team members to maintain eye contact and communicate in an effective manner. These are both important social skills to practice and make the workplace more efficient. According to studybodylanguage.com, this activity can make employees be perceived as more reliable, warm, sociable, honest, confident and active.
Depending on the personalities of your employees, unnecessary conflicts and disputes might arise. Corporate team building activities can play an important role in easing conflicts between coworkers by allowing employees to bond with one another and putting them in situations where they must become more accustomed to each others’ personalities. To ease conflicts, A New Team uses corporate team building activities that allow coworkers to get to know one another on a personal level. These type of exercises might include having each employee share three interesting personal facts about themselves with the group. If conflicts in the office are an issue with your team, hold your corporate team building activities in a neutral location such as a retreat space, public park or rented hotel conference room. Anywhere that is not reminiscent of the workplace environment.
Through corporate team building activities, employees can learn how to more effectively communicate with one another. They will be put in situations and presented with activities that need to be solved as a group. For example, one activity could be Coin Logo. Ask all participants to empty their pockets, purses, and wallets of any coins they may have and place them on the table in front of them. If someone doesn’t have any coins or only has very few, others in the room can share their coins with them. Instruct each person to create their own personal logo using the coins in front of them in just one minute. Other materials they may have on them, such as pens, notebooks, wallets, etc. can also be used in creation of the logo. If there is a particularly large group, people can be broken up into teams of 3-6 people and instructed to create a logo that represents them as a team. This type of communication practice can translate into more productive and efficient daily work and allow employees to function better as an overall team. During team building activities, encourage your workers to verbalize issues as they arise in a calm and professional manner.
These are just some of a few ways A New Team is changing the workplace for the better. We are here to work with you from planning to delivery. At every point in the decision-making process we offer our expertise, coaching and advice, please feel free to call us at any time to discuss your next program. We are dedicated to creating the best experience your team has ever had.
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Working with our incredible client MDX at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, they decided this year to build Wheelchairs for some very deserving recipients. This years recipient, The Dayle McIntosh center for the disabled in Anaheim. This fantastic corporate team building program has participants problem solving through a series of team challenges, all to win the parts for the wheelchairs. With a wonderful gift card and finished wheelchairs, our team gives the incredible gift of mobility to Seniors or Veterans from the Macintosh center! This is Orange County Team building at it’s finest! Thank you everyone involved!
A New Team strikes again as we deliver a fantastic team program for one of our favorite clients in one of our favorite places: Las Vegas! Working together teams successfully navigated a series of challenges to secure all the items needed for 150 care packages. These unique “success kits” were given to local high school students who are about the enter the workforce. Working with Nevada DECA program, which helps students develop necessary skills like resume writing, job interviewing, how to save money and other life changing skills, Levi’s provided another tool for their success. The Success kits were filled with day planners, business card holders, books on interview tips, piggy bank, inspirational paintings, ties, scarves and so much more! Great work team!!
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