We all hear about the importance of team building exercises to help improve the environment of the office. It’s true that there are so many benefits to team building but the problem is that the team building exercises may not meet your expectations, and it is not necessarily the fault of the exercise itself. You will only get out of these exercises what you put into them. Team building exercises can typically be a worthwhile investment and you want to make sure that you make the most out of these exercises. Time is money and you do not want to waste either.
The reason that team building exercises do not succeed is because of the client and not the exercises, and that is such an important thing to consider. A lot of people go into team building exercises with their employees with only the best intentions at heart but come out gaining nothing more than what they went into it with. They then get frustrated that they paid all this money for something that ended up not really working. These exercises are designed to make a team work better together but it only works if the people that participate in the activities are fully invested in making things work well.
So, why doesn’t team building work all of the time? First of all, there are just some people, especially the managers, who are convinced that they are always right and that they are flawless. This means that they do not realize their own contributions to what problems their company is currently facing. If you do not recognize the role that you play in the problems then nothing will get better, no matter how many team building activities you participate in. These exercises also fail because managers do not want to take blame for anything but rather want their employees to take all the blame for them. All of this combines together to make it so the manager cannot actually see what the real problems in the office are. Without this open-minded approach to the team building exercises, you are going to waste all of that time and money. Managers cannot just expect that their employees are the only active participants of team building without being actively involved themselves.
It is easy to think that as the boss that you are completely infallible. The fact is that if you take a very careful look at the true core of your company’s issues, you may be just as guilty of the problems in the environment at the workplace as your employees. Managers that are too stubborn to admit their own faults will very easily hurt the chances of success of your team building exercises now. The only way to be successful here is to open your mind and your eyes to your faults and the part of the blame you share in these issues that your company suffers from. You need to be honest with yourself and with your employees and only then can you reap the benefits of team building exercises. We offer our services in Sydney, Australia at http://www.breakthroughcorporatetraining.com.au/, contact us for a free consultation or Send us a quick email.