Team Building Activities: What are the Benefits?

Team building activities have many benefits and we’re going to be talking about some of them today. If you manage a team in a corporate business, then you may be reading this because you want to find out more. You may have a team that’s not working as well as you’d like it to, and perhaps some of the members of this particular team are about to work on a project together - an important one. If they’re not gelling or bonding well, then this could forecast problems somewhere down the line.

By organising away days, as they used to be called, or team building activities as they’re known today, you can help your team bond, so when they do work together on that all-important project, they’re ready to work together, channelling all their skills and abilities towards that one goal.

It may be the case that some of your team members don’t know each other’s strengths or abilities, perhaps one member is a little shy and hasn’t come out of their shell yet. A team building activity is a perfect way for you to discover any hidden talents your team may have.

Once you know these hidden talents, and they could be anything from mathematical ability to multi-tasking, then you can utilise them to your advantage and to the advantage of the group. This will have benefits for all concerned, because no sooner are they able to work better together, then the project will have a better chance of succeeding.

What Benefits Exactly Are We Talking About?

We’re talking about people having an opportunity to open up a bit more and get to know their colleagues, so one of the first benefits is increased communication. By removing inhibitions around new colleagues, you may find they work better together.

Teamworking – Who’s Good, Who’s Not?

They’ll have to work together as a team – who is better at this than others? Maybe one of them is exceptionally good at explaining things to the rest of their team? You could discover one member who’s good at working out clues or puzzles, another who’s good at reading maps. Whatever their hidden skills, now’s the time to find out what they are.

Escape Livingston – Where Team Building Is Part of The Game

Here at Escape Livingston we pride ourselves on our ability create the perfect atmosphere for team working. We’ve created the ultimate team building exercise with members locked into one room for 60 minutes. They’re all themed, and whichever one you choose, you and the team will have to find your way out by solving a series of cryptic clues and puzzles, so problem solving skills are a must, as are communication skills and working as part of a team. You’ll soon see who’s good at what, and who brings what to the team, so make a note, because your dream team is in the making – inside our Escape rooms. Get in touch to find out more, or take a tour around our website before you book.