Team Building PretoriaBuilding Your Team Is the Best Investment You Will Ever Make
Team-building activities are a way to provide high-impact learning, while improving team skills and communication. It also improves employee morale and productivity. Employees benefit from team-building activities in a variety of ways, especially as they get to experience a sense of accomplishment in working as a group that completes a challenging task together. During the task, team members learn valuable communication skills. So, it is unfortunate that some companies underinvest in it, allowing employees to become cynical about team-building events. Despite some of these watered-down attempts, team building is the most important investment you can make in your people. It builds trust and helps to mitigate conflict, while encouraging communication and increasing collaboration.
Effective team building also means more engaged employees, which is good for your company’s culture, and also boosts the bottom line. It can also be an adventurous undertaking for your staff, and very enjoyable with it, if you add a little forethought and creativity to the mix. There are a few tips you can follow to pull off a team-building day that will certainly not be lame. Let us take a closer look at some ways to spur on excitement and participation in your team-building activities.
Do not Force the Corporate Stuff
The most memorable and successful team-building events are always the ones that do not feel like a day at the office, which is why it makes sense to book a beautiful outdoor venue in Pretoria and take advantage of the city’s green, natural vistas. Keep in mind that activities that are overtly aimed to teach leadership lessons or other practical takeaways, tend to be less effective. Spending time together as a team, sharing an experience, and working towards a common goal allows bonding to take place organically, and works far more effectively.
It Is Not a Splurge, It Is an Investment
As it turns out, learning and happiness are closely tied together. Trying new things with your team generates good vibes among employees, which in turn benefits the team and business as well. Choosing something different and slightly beyond people’s comfort zones can encourage them to come together in new ways. Most unsuccessful team-building exercises fail because they are one-time activities that are done and then forgotten. It is therefore key to find ways to keep the excitement going among your group. The challenge comes in with creating opportunities for people to connect and interact in meaningful ways, outside of regular meetings.
Some companies have come up with innovative and fun ways of doing this, and these may include having a Daily Stand-Up, or DSU for short. It is built on the premise that when you have a meeting standing up, team members are more alert and productive than sitting down. It is not so much a meeting as a short check-in with your team to find out what their wins and losses for the previous day were, and what their priorities for the day ahead are. This allows your team to stay in tune with what everyone is working on, and you can also gauge capacity among team members who might be able to help others out that have a lot on their plates.
Book Your Team Building Event at Monument Function Centre in Pretoria
Our venues are popular among companies of all sizes, and we regularly host exciting team-building events for businesses from around South Africa and we have a number of fine team-building venues available in Pretoria. One of the many reasons behind our persistent and growing popularity is our Monument Restaurant, which makes it convenient for companies to also feed their teams at the same venue where the team building takes place, with affordable and tasty, nutritious meals. Our venue offers a truly complete solution for all team-building needs. Villa Paradiso, one of our most popular team-building venues, is situated on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam, just below the Magaliesberg mountains.
The hotel boasts 60 modern and tastefully appointed double rooms, and is perfect for overnight accommodation when team building takes place over more than one day. There are also numerous exciting team-building opportunities near Villa Paradiso. To learn more about our team-building venue, and to book your preferred date well in advance, speak to our professional reservationists today.