A team whose members do not act as a single, cohesive unit can hardly be considered a team. There is a difference between a group of individuals operating together and a team. A good team knows how to communicate. A good team trusts one another. Most importantly, works together putting the group’s goals above their own. So how do you take a group of individuals and mold them into a well-oiled team? Team Building!
Instantly Improve Your Team’s Effectiveness
Every member of a team brings unique talents and strengths to the group. But in order for the team to function effectively, everyone’s individual strengths must be utilized in conjunction with one another, moving in the same direction. If everyone is working towards their own goals, members are essentially pulling against one another and very little will get accomplished. Conversely, if everyone works together for the good of the team, amazing things can happen. Work gets done efficiently, and everyone contributes to the team’s goals. Leaders must recognize and make sure the incentives are aligned so that group goals are emphasized over individual benchmarks.
Think of it this way. If you tie a rope around the waists of four different people and tell them to accomplish a certain goal, which group do you think will be more effective, the group whose members run in every direction to try and accomplish the task the way they think is best, or the group that works together and moves in the same direction?
The hard part is getting your team to start acting like one. This is where team building comes into play.
Team Building with Terrapin Adventures
Located between Baltimore and Washington DC, Terrapin Adventures is uniquely suited to provide a custom Team Building solution for any company, both onsite and offsite. Our highly rated team building experiences will increase your group’s ability to problem solve, think creatively, and collaborate with one another. Presented in a fun and creative way our group facilitators will lead your group through unique events followed by debriefing sessions to help your group not only work better as a team, but fully understand the strides they made during their team building program.
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A Team Building Exercise to Build a Better Team: The Wall
The wall is team building at its finest: a group of people coming together to tackle a simple problem. Get your ENTIRE team up and over the wall with nothing more than what you have on you. Simple enough right? The biggest problem: how do you get that last person over the wall?
The Wall will challenge your team’s problem solving ability and will force them to work as a cohesive unit. How does your team communicate? Who will take on leadership roles? How will your team conquer the Wall?
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