“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
Don’t we all remember our school trips, football or tennis matches, playing billiards, bowling or having any other extra activity in the company we work in or organization we were a part of? Whenever team building is mentioned, people usually just roll their eyes and immediately become unhappy and dissatisfied. Those indoor or outdoor activities aren’t organized for no reason. Unfortunately, people aren’t aware of their importance. In every organization, it’s essential that its members know each other very well, build trust and feel comfortable among one another, so that they work much better and increase their productivity.
For great achievements we need a good team. We can’t achieve by ourselves as much as we can together. Team building is there to occasionally remind us of the importance of unity and goals. Its informal atmosphere creates corporate consciousness, a sense of loyalty and an increase in efficiency, communication and motivation. Not only do team members share expectations for accomplishing group tasks, but trust, support and respect one another’s individual differences. Team building creates a team in which colleagues will exchange ideas, suggestions and experience – the team which develops a mutual trust rather than competition.
Being occupied on a daily basis, we usually don’t have time to get to know our team members, their “hidden talents”, skills and potentials which would undoubtedly help us have our work done in a faster and more efficient way. A good team building will lead to people get to know each other much better, spend quality time working together, have fun and learn something new about one another. Moreover, it develops a team spirit in the workplace, enhances self-esteem and self-initiative, releases stress and provides an opportunity to develop specific skills through a variety of activities.
There’s nothing like being in a great team. In a cohesive team, people have a sense of a common purpose, aims, goals and a way of working together. In a team that doesn’t “click”, the experience is stressful, dissatisfying, frustrating and painful. However, with a simple act of teamwork, teams can change from being the source of our biggest torture into being the source of our greatest joy. Interaction is the glue which keeps a good team together.