So why should I do a team building event with my team? What do we get out of it?
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Rachel Cunnane, Nobia SA.
Motivated individuals achieve more. Fact.
A truly motivated team achieves more. Fact.
So how do you increase motivation within your people and your teams? Creating a culture of thanks, respect, openness honesty and harmony Is fundamental to building and sustaining motivation within your teams.
Taking your team is away from the stresses of the workplace to give them the time and space to think and work in an experiential manner.
When a team is highly motivated and morale is high they can achieve anything.
Boosting morale can be as easy as a pat on the back, a certain look and a word of thanks so that your team feel respected, wanted, needed and have purpose.
When a single team member has low morale they can act as the bad apple and their sentiment can filter out to other team members if left and checked.
Regular team offsites have been proven to increase morale.
A highly motivated team with high morale and high energy is a wonderful place to be.
When energy levels are high there is a buzz amongst the team. Challenges becoming insignificant as teams tackle them, demolish them and eat them for breakfast.
An 'I’ve got your back' culture develops whereby team members look out for each other with morale and motivation on an ever increasing upward cycle.
Team such as this are truly on the path to high-performance.
Trust is absolutely fundamental to any relationship without in a team setting at work or on a personal level.
Trust comprises two elements integrity of the individual coupled with the skill set.
What is the trust like in your team and how can you measure it have you ever measured it? Does your view of trust differ from your colleagues?
By having a team away day you can openly discuss the trust issues or non-issues within your team so that everyone is singing off the same song sheet.
Whatever your task or the size of your team good leadership is essential.
A good leader is many things, not least capable, resilient, trustworthy, empathetic, motivational and inspirational.
They will balance the needs of the individuals against those of the team whilst not loosing sight of the task.
Do you know what the leadership capability within your team is? Have you ever questioned the leadership within your team?
Putting aside quality time to look at this is key.
What is resilience? Have you ever really truly looked into resilience and trying to understand exactly what it is?
Is it being tough? Is it finding new ways of doing things? Is it being creative? Is it just putting up with stuff?
Honesty is directly linked to the harmony within your team and honesty is also a fundamental component of trust.
Without trust your team has nothing but some workers who do their job and that's it. No high performance and no extra mile.
Are your team members and colleagues honest? What does honesty mean?
Yet again a team offsite will give you and your team members time and space to look at these intangibles critical to high-performance within any team.
What does harmony mean? How can you measure it? Have you ever measured it within your team? Can you identify it within your team?
These are tough questions you should be asking.
A team away day or team offsite will give your team the time and space to look at the harmony that exists within it and how it can impact the task the team and the individuals.
For team to be productive the team members need to be accountable for the work that is expected of them.
Without knowing your role and the task how can you be accountable?
Accountability is directly related to the capability of the individuals and trust within them and what is expected of them.
“The event exceeded my expectations in every category and without doubt was the best 'work do' I've ever attended. A well organised and well executed event!"
Lloyds Banking Group
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