1. Improved Communication
Team building can build bridges between individuals through group participation in activities. People, who are not used to working in an outdoor setting, get a chance to work as a team. By working through a set task, multiple strengths are highlighted in a very positive manner. The result is the emphasis on good communication and the development of multiple ways to accomplishing this.
2. Develop Team Roles
Naturally humans have roles that they are best suited to. For example, some people are best focusing on the big picture and delegating work; while others are most effective carefully checking finished work. Team Building allow for each member of the team to find his or her niche in a positive emotionally safe environment.
3. Time to Develop Skills
It can be difficult for employees to develop new communication skills in an office setting. It is also a challenge to find out what additional skill an employee possess. Carefully designed Team Building activities allow each member of a team to take charge and develop leadership skills, as well as learning about their colleagues skills and communication style.
4. Better Relationships
Team Building at Cedar Creek allows for team members a chance to participate on a level of equal knowledge about any given challenge. In order to complete the task successfully, a team must draw on team process skills. The challenge of a new experience also requires employees to communicate and work together to solve the mental and physical puzzle. Working in close proximity in an outdoor environment helps develop team relationships quickly.
Team Building days can help to reinforce the values and vision of an organization and can contribute to its overall organizational culture. Sometimes team building programs reinforce culture other times they may actually evolve culture in a positive healthy environment.