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What is Team Building?
What is Team building? The history of team building, team building facilitators and coordinators, reasons for team building, types and methods of team building
First we need to consider the meaning of the word 'Team'. Some of the ideas and definitions that may come up around this word may include: A group of people, Co-operation, Synergy, Having one aim, Co-operation, Flexibility, Working together and Reporting to one boss. The terms associated with the word 'Team' usually has a positive connotation such Synergy and Cooperation which both are features of a team that working well together for the common good. But not all teams live up to these lofty ideals and there is often teams that are made up of highly talented individuals whose measured performance is worse than that of teams made up of less capable people. 'Reporting to one boss' is also a term that can be misleading as team structures are often more complicated than that. One individual can be a member of several teams all of which are working towards one common goal. In its broadest sense a team can be described as a group of people working towards a common goal. With this in mind Team Building can loosely be defined as a process of enabling that group of people to reach their goal.
The term "Team Building" is therefor commonly used to describe a wide range of activities and exercises which are arranged with the goal of improving team performance. Team building activities range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations and multi-day retreats all designed to develop and maintain teamwork within a group and can be applied to businesses, sports teams, school groups and a variety of other groups. The aim of team building activities is to bring out the best in a team by encouraging self development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to solve problems as a team.
Team building has a very broad meaning; it may mean very different things to different organizations. To some it may simply mean building cohesion among participants, while to others it may mean improving communication and sharing of information between departments. In essence, team building can mean anything that helps you improve your team’s performance.
History of Team Building
Team Building Coordinators and Facilitators
Benefits of Team Building
Types of Team Building Excercises
Team Building Methods
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