Keith Londrie asked:
Team building is what you make of it. You can work well with your co-workers or not. As you build a team in the work place, you will notice how this well oiled machine works.
I remember early in my career when my best friend and I were dishwashers in a country club and we worked so well together that we saved hours worth of payroll. Yes, it was income that we lost, but due to our speed we were paid an hourly wage that was higher than most employees there! We were able to finish the night with time left to have fun before curfew.
If you are looking for a way to develop team team work skills, there are a couple of ideas that have been proven successful time and time again.
It is up to you to decide what kind of team work project you need to incorporate, and how much time, effort, and money you are willing to put into the project. Building team work capacity is one sure fire way to get better production for your employees.
In the past few years, team building has taken off to become one of the biggest trends in the business sector–and there are plenty of people who are willing to write about it, including business psychologists and professional consultants. One great book to check out if you are interested in team building is Quick Team Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises that get Results in Just 15 Minutes by Brian Cole Miller.
This book offers team building activities to busy managers that do not have time to waste an entire day shaping his or her team. As the title says, this book offers 50 unique exercises that only take 15 minutes to complete. This is a great book if you just want to incorporate one exercise a day.
You may also want to check out Team Building Activities for Every Group by Alanna Jones. This book will help you to find the team work activity that is appropriate for your company.
There are activities that will suit the needs of every type of group. Overall, team work is an essential topic for any company that is looking to expand. By purchasing one of these books you will be taking a step in the right direction. Check out your local bookstore today.
If you would rather teach your employees yourself you may want to pick up a book to read before starting. A great book to start with is The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do by John Newstrom. This book is among one of the best sellers for people who are looking for an effective corporate team building exercise.