From first-hand testaments of the clients we’ve worked with, here are some of the reasons why they like doing team building challenges with us.
[Raising Team Solidarity]
When organizations have greater solidarity, they can easily boost teamwork, so that employees cooperate more smoothly and can progress in their work together. And by placing them in an irregular environment with out-of-the-ordinary themes and challenges, team members are pushed to combine their skills and work toward solutions in a fun and interesting way. All of this leads to a greater mutual understanding between team members a a deeper awareness of other member’s needs and styles, no matter what the situation or job.
This is perhaps the greatest goal of teambuilding. Regularly implementing fun and motivational programs means that team members get a chance to learn about each other, while in the process they gain skills and experiences in communication, formulating and carrying out plans, solving problems, and weighing various opinions at once. Moreover, by obtaining more closer relationships, teams are more likely to value individual members, thereby deepening discussions while progressing them towards their goals, as well as laying the groundwork for an organizational framework that keeps a long-term, human-focued perspective in mind.
So, with that in mind, here are the top 6 reasons why companies consistentl request to do teambuilding activities with us:
6) Expand relations and deepen mutual understanding
In many companies, unexpected conversations with people are really limited for the most part, even though you are working in the same place. Clearly when people get to know each other better though, projects progress much more easily. Not because they morally impelled to. Rather, when confronting a problem, it becomes easier to solve when people share intelligence and advice more openly, and thus express themselves in more concrete and specific ways.
5) Efficiency noticeably increases when teamwork improves
Implementing a teambuilding program can improve both teamwork as well as office working environments. While participating in a teambuilding activity, team members not only gain insights about each other’s strengths and weaknesses, but also their interests and what matters to them outside of work. This has a great effect on the team once they are back at the office, and is critical to the long term development of any company.
4) “The Competition Effect”
Studies in the in the fields of behavioral psychology and neurology have highlighted the fact that “competition” spurs productivity. There is no better way to unlock these productivity gains among established coworkers than by programming fun, company-wide teambuilding activities.
3) Activating a “rewards system”
Reward systems occur when a person attaches pleasant feelings to an activity or event. We see this on TV all the team with sports. When a baseball team wins a game they bring the out the beer kegs to party. Or when soccer teams win a match they get showered in champagne. These scenes of celebrations engrave in sports teams’ (and viewers) minds the association between “victory” and “enjoyment”, which motivates them to want to win even more.
Following these real-world examples, it’s easy to see that by establishing this positive association between success and “celebration”, “encouragement”, as well as “plain old fun and enjoyment”, team members are motivated to push their own work to the next level, and can even help spur positive feedback loops wherein successful completion of projects and team-building mutually reinforce each other.
2) Innovation and Creation through Collaboration and Training
Generally, when people feel secure enough in their environment, it is easier to really let loose and show their creative and imaginative sides.
Regularly-scheduled team-building has the effect of bringing people closer together, and therefore significantly deepening mutual understanding. However, this effect is not limited to interpersonal relationships within a team. Team-building also affects team members’ sense of trust and security towards their organization. As we stated above, this leads to team members being able to demonstrate their creativity more freely. And of course, when highly creative members are motivated to work cooperatively on a project, there is no question that the whole team will be able to accomplish a great deal.
1) Communication and Working Together
It should come as no surprise to anyone that “communication” and “working” together made the highest spot on this list of reasons why companies choose to do team-building activities. When employees are comfortable and happy, when they can talk freely and share ideas, the result is a productive and friendly working environment.
We at Invite Japan know that this is the reason why so many of the companies we work with want to repeatedly use our services; they really feel that their communication has improved at the end of the session.
In reviews through email, and on Facebook, TripAdvisor, Google and others, customers have attested to our ability to improve interpersonal communication, bring out people’s drive to accomplish tasks and work together, and get people talking with each other about our activities (Thank you all for your lovely reviews!)
No matter how big or small your company or organization is, Invite Japan Teambuilding will give you the tools to build a more cooperative, communicative, and comfortable working environment among your coworkers.