The term “Team Building” conjures up various definitions to all of us, and what one individual considers “useful”, “relevant” and “motivational”, another may not agree. When Team building is done effectively, we can consider this positive process as “Building a Team within a Workplace”. Why? To promote office harmony; employee understanding; improve performance and working towards a shared goal.
We believe the purpose of team building is to encourage each team member as individuals and the group as a whole. Providing on-going and annual evaluations are key to employee growth, however team building reaches a new level of individual and team engagement. Goals and expectations must be made clear, otherwise working towards a team goal can get derailed if individuals work towards their own objectives.
Team building is often thought of as being expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are numerous programs and ideas for every budget. Don’t confuse team social activities with team building activities. A structured environment giving direction and encouragement during a team building exercise, will infuse your team with energy and creativity.
At the Old Mill Toronto, our team building partner is the “Frontier Team Building” group who label their programs “Edutainment”. Their unique one of a kind team building experiences take full advantage of our indoor and outdoor surroundings. Team building is a sure way to foster effective relationships, elevate morale and make your meetings experience unforgettable!