• Team Building means shaping your people into a productive force. It is all about how to turn disjointed groups into productive teams. If you look at it in another way, it's what you get when the Germans play soccer,  hen the Aussies play cricket or your kids give their all, in the school's foundation day play !
  • A cohesive team of employees is imperative to your success. In any company, people must work closely together, shoulder various responsibilities and work effectively across the organization to get tasks accomplished quickly enough to remain competitive. Teamwork is extremely vital to business success.
  • In any corporate organization, there are individual workers who give their inputs into the total functioning of the company, but technically speaking, they are always working as a team. There may be good as well as inefficient workers in a company, but the responsibility of the team is to function like a well-oiled machine. The total and the final output of the team goes onto determine the fate of the company. Without a well-knit team a Company is weak, inefficient and unproductive. Thus a team is an indispensable element in the success or failure of a company.

1) Build Trust :

Team-building activities can help develop trust among your employees. Trust is a critical ingredient in business, especially when teamwork is required on a daily basis to achieve objectives and let companies grow. According to John Castro, the CEO of Merrill Corporation, "Trust is critical in business because it can make or break a team, and business can no longer survive without teams." Mutual trust fostered by team-building activities can allow your employees to depend more on one another and be more productive and efficient.

2) Ease Conflicts

Depending on the varied personalities of your employees, needless conflicts and frictions might arise. Team-building activities can play an important role in easing conflicts between co-workers by allowing employees to bond with one another and become more accustomed to each others' personalities, attitude and working style. To normalize conflicts, team-building activities that allow co-workers to get to know one another at a personal level thus developing fellow-feelings are extremely effective. These type of exercises might include having each employee share three interesting personal facts about oneself with the group. If conflicts in the office are an issue with your team, it is advisable to hold your team-building activities in a neutral location such as a hill retreat, open garden area or a rented hotel conference room where any sentiment and pressures of workplace won't be so visible.

3) Increase Collaboration

Team-building activities can establish a stronger and long-lasting bond between co-workers who might blame one another when problems arise within shared business projects. This bond can help in increasing collaboration among employees during daily business activities and work schedule. According to Inc. Magazine, an effective team is one with "an inclination for collaboration and having the awareness of inter-dependency." It is useful to assign team-building activities that require all employees to participate together at the same time, wherein each of the participants get to know each other well and develop respect and strong bonds. Collaboration is all about working together seamlessly and effortlessly.

4) Effective Communication

Through team-building activities, employees can learn how to better communicate with one another because they will invariably be faced with activities that need to be solved as a group. Proper communication is the key aspect of team building because it evolves into a razor-sharp interchanges of ideas which finally leads to the combined effort to accomplish tasks and projects. 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, it is important to encourage your workers to verbalize issues as they arise in a calm and professional manner. In my personal experience, many executives who are gifted and knowledgeable, but they flounder or become de-motivated primarily because of inadequate or poor communication skills. In this module a strong emphasis is placed on Assertiveness Skills because  good communication skills go hand in hand with assertiveness abilities in an individual.

5) Motivation & Personal Effort

All business teams comprise of individuals with varied background, temperament, attitude and work style. And each of them need to stay motivated and interdependent in order to function as a cohesive unit. For the teamwork to be successful, each of the team members have to hold on to themselves and offer their very best sincerely. The final output of the team will be determined by the combined effort and determination of the team members. It should be driveled into the individual team members that without perseverance and hard work, the team, no matter how big it is, will not be able to deliver.

All corporate teams should strive to be cohesive, razor-sharp, self-propelling and unbeatable !

Unique focus of this presentation : Individual, collective psychological core & dynamics of Team Building with technical emphasis on fine tuning individual resources, work style and group cooperation

Program duration : 2 hours – 3 days

Program format : PPt & Interactive

The Program is useful for : All Executives, Managers & CEOs