How Team Building Can Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2018

How Team Building Events Can Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2018

More and more businesses are investing in team building events as part of their HR strategy to reach profit and growth goals. Your employees are a crucial element of your business; without them, your company would fall apart. When you consider the time invested in a new staff member, retaining them for the long-term is critical. And yet, many companies are still failing to recognise the importance of a happy, motivated workforce for business success.

If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of team building events for the ongoing development of your business, we’re here to help. Here’s just five ways team building can take your business to the next level.

Improved staff morale

The daily grind can get on top of you in any workplace. Work can begin to feel dull and monotonous and your interest in your role can wane. On top of that, it can feel like your efforts aren’t noticed or appreciated by your superiors. All of this can lead to reduced morale. Team building events can help to shake things up, blow off some cobwebs and help staff to feel more engaged with their colleagues, company and job role again. Sometimes a day out of the office with your team is all that’s needed to energise staff and improve everyone’s mood. The happier and more engaged your team are, the more productive they’ll be. The more productive your team are, the more profitable your company will be. It’s a win-win.

Better working relationships

It’s impossible to make all of your employees to be great friends. Some personalities are always going to clash and sometimes conflict can arise. In an office, individual conflicts can quickly escalate into office drama which distracts staff, creates an unpleasant work atmosphere and reduces productivity. Team building events can help to mend fragmented relationships or teach disagreeing colleagues how to interact better. Getting away from a toxic environment and doing a fun, adrenaline-inducing activity can boost your team’s mood and help to form better bonds. The better your team get along, the more cohesively they’ll work together to create innovative ideas that can really put your company ahead of your competitors.

Unite a diverse group

If your team work from a variety of locations and have diverse backgrounds division can occur within your team. David Hudson from leading dry cleaning company, Master Dry Cleaners, said “Having five stores across Melbourne can present its own set of challenges. It’s our goal to create a consistent brand experience throughout all our stores and we’ve found building a team culture has been the key.”

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Increased employee confidence

The friendly working environment that team building events foster is a great contributor to staff confidence, especially if you have a few shy or introverted team members. The more comfortable and confident your team feels around one another, the more likely they are to share idea or opinions. It is this confidence to contribute that leads to more successful brainstorms or concept creations that can hit upon the next big thing in your industry. Of course, in order to get the best results out of your team building events, you need to choose the best team building day and put your workforce into qualified hands.

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Team Building Melbourne: 5 KEY FACTORS TO A SUCCESSFUL TEAM BUILDING

Team Building Melbourne: 5 KEY FACTORS TO A SUCCESSFUL TEAM BUILDING

Team Building Melbourne: 5 KEY FACTORS TO A SUCCESSFUL TEAM BUILDING

Building and developing teams that can understand each other and collaborate effectively make significant differences to any company’s bottom line – higher retention rates, higher levels of satisfaction, and increased quality of work. Real team building events should provide effective, long-term results on team development, more so than conventional team building activities such as cooking classes or wine tastings.

  1. EXPERIENTIAL CHALLENGES THAT ADDRESS REAL-WORLD WORKPLACE ISSUES

Challenges should be real but when served in a game form they provide opportunities for your staff to practice essential skills that can then transfer to the workplace. Working under the pressure of time, they’ll have to use the best of their skills in communication, leadership, and conflict resolution – creating mutual success both at an event and at work.

  1. SAFER OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPERIMENT AND GO OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Make sure your planned team building event has got plenty of opportunities for your staff to try different approaches in a fun & relatively lower-stress environment. Mistakes and missteps are okay here – at least you’ve learned something new!

  1. GAMES CUSTOMISED TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR ORGANISATION

No team building event is one-size-fits-all. Each event should cater to the specific challenges and opportunities of your workplace – helping your staff see issues from a fresh perspective and gain insight on resolving them for a greater success.

  1. RELATIONSHIPS-BASED TEAM FORMATION

The planning phase of your event should involve an assessment process. That will make sure the groups are formed to solve the problems that are relationship-based rather than task-based. Your staff can better understand each other and the way they work – building stronger relationships that continue back in the office.

  1. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR EXPERIENCE-BUILDING AND ASSESSMENTS

It’s very rare but there are some team building companies that are equipped with the latest technology to provide not just an innovative event experience that’s easily accessible using modern smartphones – it also has the ability to track both an individual’s and a team’s performance, gaining invaluable data and generating insights that can help with further assessment processes at work.

Urban Quest Real Life Games is the events company that ticks all the boxes from above.

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6 REASONS TEAM BUILDING IS WHAT YOUR TEAM NEEDS

6 REASONS TEAM BUILDING IS WHAT YOUR TEAM NEEDS

6 REASONS TEAM BUILDING IS WHAT YOUR TEAM NEEDS

A recent scientific study has proven that individuals, usually from corporate and business backgrounds, acquired better skills when they were developed through the form of a game and the learning process was based on the participant’s emotions.

With Urban Quest, the findings of the study mentioned above can be realized through an event designed in the form of a real-life game; here’s how:

  • Urban Quest gives you the perfect opportunity to see your people in tricky situations, in a non-office, real-life environment.
  • Depending on the objective of the event, specific game mechanics are chosen to make participants think out of the box and react quickly.
  • Urban Quest’s unconventional game tasks and time limit pressure will compel participants to show their real traits and natural reactions.
  • Depending on how participants are split into teams, working together allows the achievement of an endless number of objectives, improving team cohesion etc.
  • A healthy competitive atmosphere helps participants to switch into “doing my best” mode, which is an essential part of an effective worker’s character.
  • Your team will always appreciate your efforts for organizing something not as mundane and trivial as another pub crawl.

Ultimately, with the help of Urban Quest, challenging your team outside of the office will make them more efficient inside it!

4 ROCK-SOLID RESEARCH-BASED FACTS THAT TEAM WORK IS THE KEY IN YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS

4 ROCK-SOLID RESEARCH-BASED FACTS THAT TEAM WORK IS THE KEY IN YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS

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Team building, as the name suggests, aimed at building strong cohesion in teams bringing the team work to the next level. But how does improved teamwork affect your bottom-line?

Let’s look at the cold hard, measured and proved facts*, not conclusions:

1) “Retention increases up to 800% if humour is used when presenting.”

– Avner Ziv, Ph.D., Contemporary Educational Psychology.

2) “Organizations that communicate effectively are 4.5x more likely to retain the best people.”

-Watson Wyatt, Worldwide Consulting Firm

3) “U.S. companies lose $3 billion a year to the effects of negative attitudes at work.”

-The U. S. Bureau of Labour Statistics

4)“60% of executives listed lack of collaboration as one of their top leadership challenges.”

– American Management Association

So, the equation is pretty simple: Team Building Strategy -> Improved Team Work -> Highly Efficient Business

Urban Quest Real Life Games is the events company that makes that equation work.

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*US-based research