Team building is not simply an event, or a game wherein everyone participates.
A team building is not a team building if the organizers fail on focusing on the important of building a team, but instead, they are obsessed in other aspects such as making it fun, making it all about competition instead of creating a solid plan.
You can’t make a team unified because of that. It has other effects.
Those that do the old-style team building do not actually understand what it’s like to build a team that’s why that’s their approach.
Focusing on Personal Development
The primary purpose of a team building is personal development. It is required to be able to blend in a team so they can work hard. It is needed so they can fulfill the roles that they will have. They already have skill-sets even before applying to your team. But they still do not have the common values that you have.
That’s the goal of team building. To speed up the process so your team will have professional growth. It is important so your team will have common values that they aspire for,
Team is not about being like everyone else. You don’t have to have what everyone has. You need to develop your own strength so you can contribute to the team. That essentially will be your task in a team. Because without your individual strength you wont be able to add value to the team. You don’t have to copy or make everyone else the same. That is the wrong notion of a team.
Building relationships is the next goal of a team building. By grouping those who share common goals, they are able to produce better results. That’s why, you have to make everyone commit to each other as a team.
Great performers do not work well if they don’t have a good team to back them up. A great team has trust with each other. They should be able to work with their weaknesses so their strengths can shine. It is important because without that, they won’t be able to share what they have to the team. They will be shunned in their own little world devoid of satisfactory results that they should have.