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Team Building In The Workplace; Why Is It Essential For Success?

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Are you concerned that your employees and management teams are failing to work efficiently with one another, resulting in low levels of morale in the workplace well Establishing good team building practices in the workplace is essential for success and is of huge importance?  Organizing a team building activity outside of the office could make for a great solution, resulting in productive, efficient, motivated and all-around happy staff members throughout your business.

In fact, here are three reasons why you should consider making team building a key part of your business plan:

 

1. It Advances Communication

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A lack of collaboration or ineffective communication has been linked to 86 percent of all workplace failures cited by employees and executives, a survey reported on by ClearCompany has revealed. A study by HerdWisdom also detailed that 33 percent of employees believe a lack of open and honest communication will have the most negative impact on employee morale.
Effective communication is a vital part of team-building events, as members of a group must converse and debate options in order to solve a problem that they’ve encountered. interacting in these scenarios could lead to barriers been broken — employees being shy to talk to each other for instance — which then carries through when staff members are back in the workplace.

 

2. Team Building Inspires Teamwork

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Almost three quarters (70 percent) of respondents to a study set up by the University of Phoenix have stated that they feel they’re part of a dysfunctional team. Meanwhile, research by Gallup suggests that poorly managed work groups are on average 50 percent less productive and 44 percent less profitable.
Facts and figures such as these underline the importance of getting teams to work well together as much as possible. Team-building events will achieve this, as they education participants about how working together will improve the efficiency of all members involved – for example, how one team member can help another one’s weakness. Impact international run specialist team development events that will help encourage teamwork in your company.

 

3. It Upsurges Engagement

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Did you know that employees who have a high engagement level are 87 percent less likely to leave a company than those who have a low engagement level? That’s according to research reported on by Officevibe when they were looking into statistics related to disengaged employees.
Mark Jones, the managing director of a conference venue in Milton Keynes, hotel venue Wyboston Lakes, was also keen to add: “Any organization will benefit from an engaged workforce; employees that are committed, passionate and inspired by their performance will, of course, generate superior customer service and increased profitability.”
Team-building days are likely to boost engagement among colleagues, as they bond with each other while working together. Friendships could also develop during these events too, with research by Gallup claiming that having a close friend at work can increase engagement by 50 percent.

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Anushka Jain
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