August 28, 2021
6 FUNDAMENTALS OF TEAM BUILDING - 5 - Corporate Employee Health & Wellness Blog

“One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, Add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but teamwork dynamites.“ – Master Jin Kwon When a sports team wins a championship, the players and coaches often cite playing together as a cohesive team as the key to their win. The same is true in the business world. Businesses with high-performing teams are more successful and see a big boost in their bottom line. Worldwide, 2500% more organizations are investing in virtual team building in response to COVID-19. Strong teams don’t just happen by hiring qualified employees – they need to be built through activities designed to bring employees together. Team building is the process of turning a group of individual contributing employees into a cohesive team—a group of people organized to work together to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing their purpose and goals. The importance and the purpose of team building is to create a strong team through forming bonds and connections. It improves productivity, increases employee motivation, encourages collaboration and builds trust and respect among employees. A close-knit team will ensure productivity and a good work environment. Below mentioned are few of the reasons why team building can be one of the most fundamental features of a successful business:- 1. Builds Trust - For teams to work together, they need to know they can trust each other. That they can fall back on each other if the need arises. Moreover, when you build trust among teams, they give each other space and liberty to accomplish their tasks and make their own decisions. 2. Increases Productivity - Teams share the workload. This means that if one member has relatively less work, they can help another team member complete their work. This allows the project to be finished faster, thereby increasing productivity and improving the overall turnover. 3. Brings People Together - When people work together, they share experiences and both failures as well as triumphs. It brings them closer and makes them trust each other. When team member A helps team member B, team member B is sure to return the favor at some point. 4. Helps in setting ground rules- With ground rules in place, members know how to navigate challenges and how they will be held accountable in a non-hierarchical structure.Setting ground rules within your team can help improve the quality of work life by creating open communication,ensuring employees act professionally and making sure all employees are treated the same and with respect. 5. Regulates Communication - When employees work as a team, they interact. They talk to each other about the task at hand and the best way to achieve the desired result. Communication also allows employees to understand their roles and what their peers are doing. When employees know what their team members are doing, they can check up on the progress made and help each other out if someone cannot reach their goal. 6. Improves Company Culture - When teams work together; it fosters imagination and innovation in the workplace. Employees communicate and collaborate more. This improves their performance and efficiency, resolves conflicts and misunderstandings and makes people more accepting towards each other. More people start getting recognized which motivates them and others to achieve more and better the next time. Quick team building activities bring groups together to make this possible in a casual setting without a lot of pressure. In a remote working environment, Corporate Wellness Programmes are a great way to inculcate values of trust and productivity amongst employees. Attending social events together, spending time outside a professional setting, hosting virtual meetings/get together to make sure that remote workers feel included, can be few activities that can build stronger personal and professional relationships. Every individual must feel motivated to perform their level best. Never impose things on anyone; instead, the individuals must take the initiative on their own. As Michael Jordan (professional basketball player, Chairman of the Charlotte Hornets) says, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” To know more about Corporate Wellness Programmes offered by Wellness Associates, click on the link below: https://www.wellnessassociates.in