I’m sure you’ve heard the saying – “no man is an island”. Well, this saying is especially true when it comes to your organisation. The truth is, your company cannot function effectively if the people within your organisation aren’t getting along, for one reason or another.
Think of it as a clock! All the parts have to be in sync for it to function properly or it ultimately stops working. This analogy explains perfectly how your company should operate, if you want it to be successful.
If you need to get all your employees working as one, towards the same common goals, you need them to understand the importance of teamwork. This can be developed through “team building”.
Therefore, it becomes very important for your organisation to look for better ways to improve interpersonal relationships and build successful teams.
So What Exactly is Team Building?
Although there are numerous definitions, team building is an opportunity for groups to get to know each other through teamwork based activities. This would include employees of all levels such as: managers, marketers, sales officers, receptionists, office assistants, dispatch riders, cleaners etc.
Team building activities can also provide groups with an opportunity to examine what’s working and what could be improved. It also assists and help members better understand decision making approaches, leadership, and communication patterns.
Team Building Improves Communication
Miscommunication can be a major problem in any organisation, as it can lead to distrust amongst the group. Once there is a growing air of distrust, it would easily lead to a drop in the level of efficiency.
Improving communication encourages your team members to not just express their points of view but to listen better. This also increases trust while building healthier relationships.
Encourages Balanced Participation Participation
Without team members participating towards a shared common goal, you don’t have a team. Quite simply you have a group of bodies. Balance participation can also ensure everyone is encouraged to share their opinions, ideas and involvement with each other. Thus it encourages the practice of giving and receiving feedback
On a final note, while there are many ways by which you can improve interpersonal relationships in your organisation, if you are not too sure of how to go about it, do not hesitate to seek the assistance of Excel Solutions Asia.
Contact us today for more information.