Posted on: 21 November 2017Share
It is not always easy to find a group of employees who work well together without any disputes, arguments, or drama. However, having such a group can be vital to your business. Everyone needs to respect each other's strengths and be there to help with their weaknesses. It is important that everyone understands that everyone else is valuable to the company and helps keep things running smoothly. To help with all this understanding, you should have your crew attend team building events every year, or any time there seem to be excessive disruptions in the workflow. Here are a few activities you may want to consider:
Escape rooms are good when there seems to be a breakdown of who is capable of doing what. The activity will involve a series of puzzles and obstacles that will need to be figured out or overcome to be able to get out of the rooms. Employees will have to work together to figure out how to beat the room because the problems will not be based on just one area of knowledge. Also, the workers who handle the physical aspects of your company will be needed to help overcome any physical obstacles in the rooms. For example, there may be a complicated math or science problem that needs to be solved to figure out where the next clue is. That clue may be hidden in a locked box behind a heavy piece of furniture. Only working together will the next clue be found.
A ropes course is designed to instill trust while forcing your employees to work together. It is an intricate obstacle course that will have people crossing over a high wire, swinging from one tree to another, and having to climb over a tall, solid wall. By working together, your employees will learn to trust each other. Some of the obstacles will require a bit of planning and ingenuity to get through. It will help the participants understand what each of them is capable of so they know where to go for help within the business atmosphere.
This is just two examples of team building events that can be fun for everyone involved. Your employees will learn a lot more during this type of activity than they would if they went to a seminar or conference that merely discussed ways to keep the team working efficiently. While conferences and meetings are a good tool and should be used throughout the year, having something hands-on and is sure to have your company operating smoothly and at peak efficiency.