Corporate team building is a useful tool to improve a company?s productivity and profit on a long term basis. Team building aims at the improvement of communication, participation and functioning of company members in company activities.
Some useful tips for building and maintaining a good corporate team are using a performance evaluation and reward system to promote member commitment, rotating team membership and leadership responsibilities over time, shifting team goals to match changing assignments and taking suitable action based on team performance results.
There are typical symptoms that signal the need for team building. They include an increased number of complaints among workers, conflict or hostility among members, confusion about assignments, misunderstanding of decisions, lack of interest or involvement among members, ineffectual staff meetings, negative reactions to the manager, and complaints from customers about poor quality of service. Studies on corporate team building prove that team building events enable all members of a team to work as a single soul.
An effective corporate team building event will make the team responsible for challenging assignments, encourage team leaders to promote individual and team efforts, allow teams to develop specific performance goals and objectives, and demonstrate executive commitment and support. It helps to select team members with the right skills and professional preparation, promote external supplier team participation, use the performance evaluation and reward system to encourage member effort and commitment, and provide the sourcing team with internal and external decision making authority.
Some famous corporate team building event providers in the U.S.A. are Accel-Team, Corporate Games, Experience Based Learning Inc., Facilitation Factory, Leading Concepts (LC), Learning Center, Performance Management Company, Sobre Corporate Development, Team Building Productions, Team Building Inc., Team Building USA, Team Builders Plus, The Training Oasis Inc., and Venture Up. The services provided may differ according to the company status, goals and number of members in a team.
Effectiveness of a company?s team building is seen in the timely achievement of a goal, overall team effectiveness, satisfaction in relation to the quality of information exchanged between team members, and the reduced number of problems in coordinating work activities. Many standard studies on corporate team building are available on the Internet, most of which are helpful in putting up your own strategy.