The business world can be high stress, high paced, and highly critical. Your weekly “team meetings” don’t really facilitate an environment conducive to building relationships, and your office doesn’t have time to go out to leisurely lunches together. This is where team building activities and outings can help your company become stronger and more efficient. Playland Skate Center offers 5 reasons why team building is essential to the success of your company.
1. It Encourages Communication.
Creating conversation and rapport between employees and management in a fun environment helps your employees to transfer that relationship into their work environment. Better communication leads to higher quality work.
2. Motivating Challenges
Building leadership goes hand in hand with team building. The more confident your employees are to express their ideas and opinions, the more confident they will be to take on new challenges that require them to take risks, and lean on their other employees for their success.
3. Finding New Experiences
Each time you experience something new, it gives you a different perspective. It allows you to think outside of the box and bring to the table fresh, new, creative ideas. Your team building experiences will give your employees the chance to do something new, leaving them feeling refreshed and ready with lots of new ideas for the office.
4. Finding the Answer
Requiring your team to work together to solve a problem will help them develop their rational and strategic problem solving skills. The more often they have to solve a problem of any caliber, the easier the next problem will be to solve as your employees gain experience working together and getting to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
5. Breaking Down the Walls
Employees often see a huge divide between them and management, making it hard to communicate problems or work together. Putting everyone on a level playing field – such as learning how to roller skate – gives employees the opportunity to see their supervisors on the same level and think of them as a colleague rather than just a boss.
Call Playland Skate Center in Austin, TX today to schedule your company’s team building outing. We look forward to seeing you loosen your tie and let your hair down to have some fun at our roller skating rink!