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Strengthen your business, yourself and a favourite charity, all at the same time, with a team-building day. By Carla Fox
BUILDING a strong team is the foundation of any business; that’s an absolute given – and the right shared experiences between colleagues and varying levels of management throughout an organisation can alleviate tension in the everyday pressure cooker of the workplace.
Social gatherings are fine, but when alcohol is thrown into the mix, it can often exacerbate problems rather than ease them.
Gathering a group into the conference room with bits of sticks and puzzles to solve can be counterproductive – individuals know that work is building up while they’re away from the desk, and the activities actually buzz with resentment.
Team building days and events, however, have many benefits but the headline benefits are twofold – creating stronger links in the chain and also developing individuals, who might be hiding their light under the PC in the office but show natural leadership abilities in outdoor challenges. The popularity of corporate days isn’t simply down to the fact they can repair burgeoning cracks in otherwise strong teams or build stronger bridges between erstwhile battling departments, they can also act as a reward for those who are working flat out day after day and perhaps feeling they need to get a little more back.
The popularity has also meant there are now many more imaginative ways of creating bonds that will transfer into the workplace.
The classic teambuilding experiences allow us to slip off the shoes and change the suits from