Teams: Do They Grow From Magic Beans?
When you need your teams to function well, it may be too late. You can’t plant magic team beans and get a fully developed team the next morning. Much of the work comes in advance of the need. You would have hired the right people months and years ago. You would have been building the relationships over time, creating rapport and collegiality.
Maybe you did some assessments and evaluations to make sure you had a good balance of skills, knowledge and personalities within the group. You anticipated the needs of the organization and put each of the right teams into the right place, growing and responsive to the ever-changing market.
Teams Aren’t Insta
Team building is definitely not a moment in time kind of event. It takes time and investment and planning to build teams. You have to nurture employees, you have to provide rewards and recognition.
You have to train leaders and build skills.
We firmly believe that team building events are important to the overall success and momentum of teams.
Team building activities can build trust, relationships, and skills such as decision making, communication, leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution and more. And they are extremely effective at boosting learning retention in the context of meetings and conferences.
But creating teams takes more than a 2-4 hour event or even a corporate retreat.
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Just like a cultural shift, building teams takes time.
While there are ways to speed up the process, teams must go through the stages, just like any developing group. You have to take the long view. Team building happens each and every work day, throughout the year. That’s why PlayWorks Group is committed to developing resources and programs for your group at each stage along the way.
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In business since 2002, PlayWorks Group is an award-winning team building events firm serving North America and the Caribbean.