30 Jan The Importance of Teambuilding Events
Building success for your team with bespoke event solutions
With companies valuing time equally to money, it’s not uncommon for them to regard teambuilding events as little more than expensive time-wasters, in which staff are forced to play irrelevant or patronising games with very few motivational or corporate long-term benefits. Fortunately, this stereotypical view of teambuilding is now somewhat dated, and certainly not accurate.
In recent years, teambuilding events have become fundamental for every successful business or brand. Instead of existing solely as a fun treat for staff or to be half-hearted motivation for under-productive teams, they are now used to sure up the foundations of an already-successful team.
If a company may be compared to a machine, then teambuilding events are the preventative maintenance that keeps the machine well-oiled and running smoothly; without these regular repairs and checks, unnoticed minor issues may grow into real problems that could threaten to stop the engine entirely.
Likewise, a ‘we have nothing more to learn’ attitude, or a corporate environment that stifles any deviation from ‘the way things have always been done’, usually results in an imminent business demise. Encouraging innovation and forward-thinking in the workplace means that your people will remain on the top of their game in today’s industries that tend to change on a daily, if not hourly, basis.
This is where teambuilding events can become a worthy investment for your company. Instead of the one-size-fits-all games and obstacle courses reminiscent of old-fashioned team days, teambuilding specialists Outdoor Living can design a bespoke solution based on your desired learning outcome, no matter if your team consists of two people or thousands of delegates.
Specific organisational challenges can be addressed, whilst a review at the end of the activity provides team members with an effective toolkit to spot and solve any future issues early, as well as building their confidence to apply these new skills in the workplace.
That is not the say that your teambuilding event cannot be fun: indeed, it is essential that it is, as the more a team enjoys its time together, the more effective they become as a unit. If your event is created by experts in the field to be a memorable, interesting, action-packed experience, then your team will leave it feeling empowered, motivated and ready to succeed.
You can read some feedback from organisations who have already experienced their bespoke teambuilding event with Outdoor Living on our testimonials page, and we invite you to contact us today to discuss how we can turn your teambuilding event into a teambuilding experience!