Team work is an often overlooked aspect of business, especially in larger companies: overlooked, but incredibly important. As Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Unfortunately, believing in the power of team work and getting your employees to buy into the concept are two different things. At times, employees can be hesitant to work with one another, especially when two companies, or even two departments, merge. This is where Corporate Team Building comes into play.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
The Difference between Morale Building and Team Building
The term “team building” has become a buzzword in recent years, with many not fully understanding the concept behind it. There is a difference between morale building and team building. Morale building is designed to…well, boost morale. These activities include company dinners, picnics, and other fun outings. While great for boosting morale, such events do very little to foster a sense of team.
Corporate team building, meanwhile, is designed to bring employees (and employers) together to not only have fun, but also learn to work together in a constructive way. Activities are designed to empower individuals to contribute to a common goal: team work.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
Corporate Team Building with Terrapin Adventures
Located between Baltimore and Washington DC, Terrapin Adventures is uniquely suited to provide a Team Building solution for any company, both onsite and offsite. You can take advantage of our Adventure Park – Zip Line, Giant Swing, Climbing Tower, low and high ropes courses – or we can come to you.
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Through our highly rated team building experiences our group facilitators and guides will lead your team through unique events, challenges, and trust exercises that will help them think creatively and collaborate with one another. Every team building session is followed by a debriefing where the group facilitators and guides relate the day’s team building activities into your group’s daily corporate workplace challenges.
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Our experienced staff is able to create a customized program that exceeds your requirements to help increase communication and productivity of your group.
The Benefits of Corporate Team Building
- Improved Communication: Communication is a critical aspect of any business. Team building can help foster a sense of trust among employees, spurring better communication among the people in your company.
- Increased Morale: When people know and trust the people they work with, morale increases. According to studies, employees with high morale are 89% more likely put in extra effort and extra hours at work.
- Better Collaboration: When employees open the lines of communication and feel comfortable with one another, true team work results. And better collaboration means better business.
- And Much More!
If you have any questions about Corporate Team Building, please call Terrapin Adventures at 301.725.1313, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the contact form on our website. You can also follow Terrapin Adventures us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest for up-to-date information on events, trends, and other fun and exciting outdoor activities.
Team building is a facet of a company that is regularly overlooked. Corporate team building activities should be designed in such ways that bring employees together to not only have fun, but also learn to work together in a positive way.
I love team building activities and trips. I find that getting an outside perspective really helps join a group together. There is just something about joining together for a common goal. I like all the benefits that you point out about how team building can help.
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The entrepreneur’s struggle to design such corporate team building activities to keep their employees organized, motivated and achieved their goals by working as a team.
What a nice post on the different advantages of team building. It is great that you distinguished between team building and morale building because not everyone may know the difference. Here we have a infographic that reveals the other many benefits of team building: http://www.frogbridgeevents.com/blog/infographic-benefits-of-team-building-for-your-employees/
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This is very true! Corporate team building is a very important factor to be part of the employees and employers activity because this creates an open line communication with each other. Team work is being developed and it brings high morale to each individual. Better collaboration with each other will make the work easier and very productive. I have learned this from the people at http://lorin.com.au.