Introduction to team building

What is The Purpose of Team Building?

The purpose of team building is to develop a group of people to work together to cause more effective outcomes. To understand the benefits of team building, you first need to understand what a team is.

What are Teams?

A team is a group of people working together to achieve a common purpose. The notion is that the group can achieve more than an individual due to coordinated effort. Strength in numbers means that a team can do more work in less time, having a more effective outcome than a single person.
For a team to be effective, it cannot just be thrown together. There are certain elements that are needed to make a team work effectively. Remember those days at school when two kids took turns to pick who they wanted on their team to play a game? They didn’t pick people at random. They had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve. They picked those who they valued, such as kids who were best at the game or were their friends.
If the team didn’t have any direction or leadership, you could see a crowd of kids all chasing after the ball and perhaps scoring by sheer luck. If the team members had no skill, the combined effort would be ineffective. But, if enough players had enough skill and coordination to be better than the opposition, then they just might succeed. The team could win even though it was completely disorganised and inefficient.

With a bit of direction, coordination and skill, a group can be transformed into a high performance team.  I am going to reveal what aspects are required to create high performance teams and how to make your team effective.

My guide to teamwork skills is a teambuilding playbook designed to give you strategies and tactics to use to develop team members into a cohesive high performing team. Topics include:

  • – Building New Teams
  • – Fixing Broken Teams
  • – Leadership
  • – Communication
  • – Motivation
  • – Building Trust
  • – Cooperation
  • – Collaboration
  • – Coordination
  • – Problem Solving
  • – Vision and Purpose
  • – Team Spirit and Supportive Environments
  • – Roles and Responsibilities
  • – Boosting Team Morale
  • – Team Bonding
  • – Praise, Reward and Recognition
  • – Developing Individuals
  • – Dealing With Discord and Conflict
  • – Developing High Performance Teams

The guides can be used to create, fix or adapt teams.  The team building activities described give you a valuable toolset to teach individuals the art and science of team work, and provide powerful character development techniques that will equip them for success in business and life.

So, what are some good team building activities?