I do A LOT of team building in organizations and one thing I’ve noticed is when I mention “team-building” in almost any office or company people get long faces, groan, and maybe even some good old-fashioned heckling. People avoid voluntary team building seminars and classes like they want to avoid the plague. Team building is an important tool that will help any organization remain competitive in this fiercely global marketplace.
One of the main forces driving the increasing need for team building exercises is the changing nature of the workforce itself. At an ever-increasing rate, company resources are being allocated with a scarce margin for error.
Companies simply are not hiring, or they are doing so only after the need is so acute that it can no longer be ignored. Even then, it can take weeks, even months, before the Human Resources department can add additional personnel and get them through the process.
The need for team building has become so severe because resources are so very scarce. Businesses had the luxury in years past to completely dedicate personnel to projects which arose throughout the year. In these razor-thin times, the only option to contend with projects such as accounting changes, new product line launch, software upgrades, and training—any issue that is out of the norm but significantly demands time and resources—is to create teams out of existing resources.
Team-building training is a crucial aspect of having quality personnel in place when special projects arise throughout the year. It is impossible to just throw together various people with different skills and expect them to cooperate and come up with a solution to a problem. People have always required additional training to acquire additional skills. Team-building training gives employees the tools they need to better work together in developing relationships, high stress, demanding projects and complete projects in the time frames allotted.
Team-building training needs to be continuous and updated and practiced regularly in order to keep people effective during projects.
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