Why a team building event don’t really work?
When people say they want a team building event their picture is of this perfectly working group of people. But they don’t take the time to pin that picture down and really get clear what the issues are. If they did that then their team building activity would certainly help them get their team working more effectively. Teams are made of people, humans; capable of reasoning, thinking, dreaming and scheming. Most ‘obliged’ by participating in teambuilding activities so it would not affect their appraisals or be seen as a “spoil-sport”. After all, if the boss wants it, let’s play along; and have the day off too. Needless to say, it seems they had fun and learnt something, giving high ratings to the organizers. But when they go back to the workplace, everything continues – the same. So, before you can even tackle the ‘how’ you need to tackle the ‘why’. Here are some questions that will help you justified for a team building event. • Do you want people working better together? • Do you wan