What are team building sessions for? According to the ever so trusty Wikipedia, the objectives are as follows:
The overall goals of team building are to increase the teams understanding of team dynamics and improve how the team works together. Unlike working as a group, working as a team incorporates group accountability rather than individual accountability and results in a collective work product. Team building encourages the team approach to working on a project. There are many advantages to this approach. These advantages include the following:
- Increased flexibility in skills and abilities
- More productive than work groups with individual mindset
- More beneficial in times of organizational change
- Encourage both individual and team development and improvement
- Focuses on group goals to accomplish more beneficial tasks
Here’s what happened to our team building in a few photos:
More after the break.
No photos of what happened during the evening (lol).
Session was facilitated by YOUnique Author, Jayson Lo. Personally I think it was a huge success. We all just need to follow through and apply all the learnings in how we go about our work.
Many thanks to Trixie and Cereb for organizing!
Oh to end let me just say that you need to add the following to make for a successful team building:
1.) Good food.
2.) Good company (the people, not the company you work for).
Check and check!