As a business owner, you like to think that you have assembled a crack team of industry experts. However, the effectiveness of your employees cannot be measured by past accomplishments. The strength of your employees is not equivalent to the strength of their resumes. So how do you know if you have truly assembled a good team? Teamwork: it is the best barometer of the readiness of your team. Teamwork involves working confidently within a group and respecting the opinions of others, while still maintaining your individuality. It’s often a difficult balance to achieve, but one that is imperative to the success of an organization. A team, while comprised of individual members with their own unique strengths, must effectively work together towards a common goal.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln
Put Your Team to the Test
There are two ways to test your team’s ability (or lack thereof) to work together.
- 1) Wait and see. This approach is a little risky. By sitting back and waiting to see how your team handles its workload, you can be in for some not-so-great surprises. What happens if your team fails to live up to its expectations?
- 2) Put your team to the test. By being proactive, you will gain a better understanding of how your team interacts – how they work together. How well do they communicate? Who takes on leadership roles? Have you truly assembled a great team?
Team Building is the Secret to Business Success
Through a series of fun activities known as team building exercises, you can gain a much better understanding of your team’s ability to work together. Team building tests problem solving, collaboration, creativity, trust, and, perhaps most importantly, communication. Not only will corporate team building help you gauge the effectiveness of your group, but it can also help improve future performance by targeting specific areas for improvement, such as those we just mentioned.
Terrapin Adventures is conveniently located in Howard County, Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington DC. Our experienced staff is able to create a customized program (indoor or outdoor, onsite or offsite) designed to push your team to help increase communication and productivity. Presented in a fun and creative way, our group facilitators and guides will lead your group through unique events and provide debriefing sessions after each activity.
Our Team Building Programs can elevate your organization and make you shine.
Please call Terrapin Adventures at 301.725.1313, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your Team Building Program today. You can also follow Terrapin Adventures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest for up-to-date information on events, trends, and other fun and exciting outdoor activities.