January 16, 2018
Tags: Marketing, Team Building
When you hear the term “team building,” what comes to mind? You may have been tasked with putting together a “team building” workshop before and might not have been sure where to begin. Do you go with something fun? Something intellectual? Something involving sports? Or do you just take everyone out to eat and consider it done? The concept of “team building” is often met with an eye roll as people imagine a scenario where they are forced to take part in an event that may be fun, but doesn’t always result in a better functioning team. Unfortunately, this negative image of “team building” is one that is true far too often. However, you can create an event that your team will not only enjoy, but “everyone” will walk away with better insight as they build a consensus on a plan to move their team forward.
Backwards Bicycling, LLC was created because we saw a need for team building and communication programs that bring employees together as they work to solve the problems that are blocking their road to success. By incorporating the Lego® Serious Play® method, we facilitate constructive discussions that encourage creative thinking and engage everyone on the team – even the introverts. The process is about creating a level playing field and engaging the entire team by embracing the philosophy of “everyone builds, and everyone shares”.
Here are our top reasons for using team building and why, if used the right way, it is powerful:
While there are many more reasons why you should make time for team building in the workplace, these are some of the most important. When your team is enjoying an experience together while they are being constructive, you will have a well-oiled machine that is less prone to malfunctioning. Business growth isn’t only measured in dollars - improvements in company culture can be one of the biggest contributors to growth.