Why Team Building Is Important

By September 24, 2013Friendly Advice, Postcards
Why Team Building Is Important

This post comes to us courtesy of our friends at Endless Entertainment. They are the high-energy event entertainment experts and know a thing or two about bringing groups of people together. They believe that their events serve a higher purpose and can be used as a force for good. To serve that purpose, they take care of the entertainment, the production, and even help you with the planning of your event, so the client experience is as stress-free as possible. As their partner, Printing Solutions has provided high-quality, custom postcards to help promote events for their clients, many of whom are local high schools celebrating graduations and proms. In addition, we have helped them with their own marketing products such as brochures, business cards and more to help build their business.

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Team building is essential if you want better team relations, because it is all about the most important asset of your business – your employees.

In these tough economic times, you might think that a whole day away from the office for yourself and staff is unthinkable. It might seem like a lavish expense and one that you can do without. However, a team that does not get on and one that does not work together could cost your business.

When tasks are done within your company, perhaps they are carried out by individuals working alone – so don’t require much team work. However, it is important that you understand that whatever your company and no matter how big or small, your business will be more productive when your team is happy.

A company that has good team work means that there is better communication and it will strive better. If people in your team don’t get on and there are many frictions this can create an atmosphere that is hard to work in. It will ultimately mean that your staff members won’t be working to their potential. That’s why team building activities are aimed to improve communication and collaboration between those working together.

There are many indoor and outdoor team building activities to choose from – including cookery classes, music events and trips to adventure parks. Whatever your company and no matter the ages of your team, you will be able to find an activity that suits your company.

During a team building day teams will be forged for a specific purpose of achieving goals that are bigger than an individual could take on alone.

Individual personalities

Most of your time is spent at work, but because you and your team work so hard it can be hard to get to know your staff and hard to know what they are really like.

At a team building event you will learn more about your team and you will also get a chance to see what members of your team have leadership skills.

It will also give you a chance to find out their strengths and weaknesses. This could be useful information, particularly when promotion time comes around.

Getting to know each other

Team building allows those who may not work together on a daily basis to communicate and interact with one another. They will enjoy the interaction and will get to know their colleagues more. The bond will be different (better) when they return to the office.

Those who previously may not have got on in the past will forget their differences and will work together in order to reach the goal.

Fun and motivation

Not only does team building do all of the above, it all also allows your team to take some time out of the office and from behind their desk; allowing them to tackle something different.

Being stuck indoors and sometimes doing the same thing can being monotonous, so to boost work productivity take them on a team building day. Team building doesn’t have to be something you do every month, but aim for once a year; giving your staff something to look forward to.

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Andrew Pinch

About Andrew Pinch

Andrew has been working in the print industry since 2003, working in prepress, management, and ultimately owner of print shops, including Printing Solutions of Tempe, Arizona. See Andrew's LinkedIn Profile here.