Team Building: Meaning And Interest

The term team building means team building. The concept, born in 1980, consists of organizing a corporate event in a pleasant context with the aim of reducing (or even solving) the problems encountered at the level of the teams, and especially to improve relations. It is developing and attracting more and more companies.

What is the purpose of organizing a team building?

There are different reasons that can lead to organizing a team building (lack of communication, conflicts, difficult stress management, wish to organize a convivial moment, celebration of an event, too much competition…). This is beneficial for the employees, but also for the company. The positive sides during and after the team building are numerous:

  • Relaxation
  • Proof of the value of a good working atmosphere on efficiency
  • Moment of sharing
  • Promoting stress management
  • Moment of laughter
  • Team conflict prevention
  • Better quality work
  • Discovery of potential in an employee
  • Productivity gain
  • Expression of creativity
  • Identification of the roles and responsibilities of each
  • Better understanding of others
  • Promotion of exchanges
  • More respect
  • Strengthening team cohesion
  • Conflict resolution
  • Learning coordination
  • Unite around a common goal
  • Awareness of interdependence
  • Discovery of common points between employees
  • Putting everyone forward
  • Vision different from others, than the one we usually have at work
  • Flourishing
  • Strengthening solidarity
  • Challenge
  • Improvement of the working atmosphere
  • Motivation
  • Cultivate team spirit
  • More investment in work
  • Attachment to the company
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Link building
  • Improved well-being

Choosing the right team building

Lots of team building activities exist. Below are some themes:

  • Culinary (pastry challenge, creation of cocktails, discovery of oenology, cooking lessons …)
  • Musical (recording a song in the studio, music video, karaoke …)
  • Sports (quad, archery, Olympics, etc.)
  • Adventure (laser game, tree climbing, paintball …)
  • Well-being (yoga, creation of cosmetics, taï chi chuan …)
  • Dance (salsa, zumba, country …)
  • Investigation (escape game, treasure hunt, etc.)
  • Artistic (painting, graffiti, magic, photos …)

The choice of activity should not be made at random, it is important that it corresponds to the team. First, each member must feel in their place and capable of carrying out the activity. Everyone should be able to participate. In addition, team building must be exotic to be effective. The situation and the context must change what employees experience on a daily basis at work, so that they can react differently. In addition, we must take into account the objective set: the integration of employees, the reward or conflict management.