Executives who perceive team building as a cost-centre are missing the mark. When team building is perceived as a "nice to do" discretionary item on the income statement it can be challenging to discern the difference between team building and team activities that are strictly recreational. With the right approach, not only can team building pay for itself. The tools, strategies, and programmes designed through team building can generate measurable bottom line results.
Team building is a meaningful vehicle through which groups can further meeting objectives. Integrate it into the meeting. It should never be an afterthought.
Since we are just a couple of weeks into 2016, executives around the world are in the process of fine-tuning their 2016 corporate strategy. It's n ideal time to re-visit your approach to team building. Here are 6 team building trends for 2016 and some additional reading to learn more about them. Unfortunately, all of the trends aren't positive.
Fun is not always appropriate for team building but when it is, it can greatly enhance the experience for participants. This discussion of the role of fun in team building highlights when it is and isn't appropriate and provides examples of business team building that includes recreation.