Making Corporate Team Building Fun!
Corporate team building games are an easy and fun way for companies to motivate their employees. By having a well functioning organisation, your company will enjoy the long term benefits of these team games without the huge costs of sending staff to expensive business conventions or external courses.
Corporate team building games are, however, a double edged sword. While they can save companies money, be fun and easier to organise, they can lack the profoundness provided by more conventional team building activities or paid HR services. Some games are untested and might be more fun than learning, so be careful in your choice. However, games like 'It's A Knockout' events are proven to succeed in the areas that matter: leadership, team ship, communications, motivation and innovation. They make groups of employees work together and build their teamwork skills but at the same time have fun. You'll find that teams are naturally motivated by the fun and energetic mood of the event.
As teamwork is a vital aspect of the success of a company, corporate team building activities can be invaluable. There are a few things that companies should remember before making use of team building games... Not all games are created equal, nor are all teams. The best games cannot merge a team that inherently refuses to work together - barriers have to be broken down first to correct any serious problems inside a group. Corporate games can only help enhance the skills of those who are willing to work together in the first place, however experience suggests that peer pressure and the visual/audible stimuli of watching others partake in the fun games can break down working barriers. Should you have situations like this in your business, you can use corporate team building games like 'It's A Knockout' events to measure where the team is going wrong, but do not expect it to function as a remedy for deeper issues.
Corporate games can also serve as as a method of evaluating the teams that you already have. By having a supervisor observe the games and the way the members participate in them, you can easily evaluate who works well together. Better still each game should have an objective or learning purpose that enhances key team and leadership skills. This can help companies establish teams that are in all likelihood to be more productive and work better together.
Team building games can also be used as a reward for hard working employees and their children in a Family Fun Day or a summer festival or local community event. This shows the company cares about it’s employees, his/her family and the local area. Which in turn is likely to be good PR and enhance the company reputation and trust.