This Team Building Exercise Can Equip Your Staff with the Tools to Succeed

King's Finger: A Classic Team Building Exercise

How do you ensure your employees are working to the best of their abilities? Team Building!

Does your group have the tools they need to succeed: communication, problem solving, and teamwork? These seemingly simple traits can have a big impact – either positive or negative – on the overall success of your business.

  1. The Importance of Communication: In the business world, everything revolves around communication: customer service, sales, interoffice collaboration, and so much more. Good communication is the backbone of any strong business.
  2. The Importance of Problem Solving: When something goes wrong, how do your employees react? Do they panic? Do they come running for help? Or do they get to the bottom of the issue and work towards a solution? Strong problem solving skills allow a business to run more smoothly and better serve its customers/clients.
  3. The Importance of Teamwork: If your employees are not working together, they are working against each other. This can hurt morale, impede productivity, and negatively impact profitability. Teamwork, meanwhile, can have the complete opposite effect, boosting morale, increasing productivity, and positively impacting profitability.

So how do you ensure your employees are working to the best of their abilities?

A Team Building Exercise to Equip Your Staff with the Tools to Succeed

Team building can help give your staff the tools they need to succeed: problem solving, communication, and, of course, teamwork. The King’s Finger, in particular, is a great exercise that stresses each of the previously mentioned “tools.” In this challenge, the team has to work together to get a tire over a wooden pole. In order to do this, at least one person needs to be lifted into the air with the tire while the rest of the team works together to guide and spot the person/people in the air.

The King’s Finger

Physical Activity: Hard

Equipment: A tall pole, a tire

Lessons Learned: How will your team handle this challenge? The King’s Finger takes a tremendous amount of problem solving, communication, and teamwork. How will your team communicate? Will they work together or will they butt heads? Who will take on leadership roles?

This seemingly simple task can tell you a lot about your group and help propel you on a path to greater teamwork and communication.

Team Building with Terrapin Adventures

Terrapin Adventures is conveniently located in Howard County, Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington DC. Our custom onsite and offsite Team Building solutions are presented in a fun and creative way that will help break down barriers, foster communication, and help stretch the limits of your team.

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Get in touch with a Guest Relations Specialist today and ask about how we can help you plan your team building event.

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