A team is reforming, and you would like to strengthen the WE-feeling? Or are there frictions in or between several teams due to communication problems and/or interpersonal conflicts among colleagues? Then talk to us: Because with a communication training and our team event ideas you can give the right impulses for change.
What is team building?
A company is nothing without well-coordinated teams - that's why so-called teambuilding measures are needed in some constellations. But what does that mean in concrete terms? Teambuilding events focus on the individual and his or her specific skills, while at the same time highlighting commonalities and strengthening the team spirit. The success of a company depends, to a large extent, on how well the individual teams, function. Diversity and different perspectives mean that, in the best case, the members of a team complement each other perfectly. Often, however, teams fall far short of their performance potential. Employees are a company's most valuable resource, and it pays to invest in them. Team building events can uncover and change dysfunctional communication patterns. In addition, their teams get a boost for more fun, more creativity and more motivation. The sense of community is strengthened, and the working atmosphere improves. Ultimately, a pleasant working atmosphere ensures greater employee satisfaction and higher productivity.
How does team building work?
A good manager often succeeds in forming a well-functioning team out of a motley bunch. But if it were really that easy to form a good team out of the right employees, there wouldn't be so many frictions, conflicts and (internal) resignations in everyday work. Teambuilding is a process, and your employees need time for it. Concrete measures are needed to strengthen employee communication and the WE-feeling. A team event with a mix of different methods can help. In our team development events, we focus on strengthening communication through role-playing, methods from improvisational theater and much more. It is important to us that your employees enjoy the events and gain new insights into the individual and the team. Our playful-systemic approach (according to Keith Johnstone and Viola Spolin) focuses on strengthening the WE-feeling. Our teambuilding measures set new impulses, promote trusting communication and change the way employees see each other.
When does a team make sense?
Before you delegate your tasks to a team, first ask yourself whether the task is really suitable for a team. Studies have shown that there are situations in which teamwork can be counterproductive. So, using a team to solve a task doesn't always make sense. There are activities that work best in a team and those where teamwork has rather negative effects. These are the criteria for a task that is suitable for a team:
The task or project should be different from the individual task in terms of work volume and complexity.
The task should encourage creativity and bring about an exchange.
The overall task should be divisible into subtasks so that your employees can work on them independently.
A clearly defined goal and intermediate goals are necessary.
What can individuals contribute to the team?
In a team, each individual member makes a difference. In order for the team to function well, each member naturally bears a certain amount of personal responsibility. As a team member, you should always keep the goal in mind and decide together with the others which approaches, and methods will best achieve a goal. Clear project planning, clear distribution of roles in the team, shared responsibility and a shared vision are essential for good teamwork. Each individual can make his/her contribution to this.