Summer Storms have rocked the Phoenix metro area, stalling cars in flooded streets and leaving a mess of downed trees and mud-caked yards. In the same way, tough times – financial strain, acquisitions, PR crises– can sweep through a business, leaving employees feeling shocked and defeated.
The good news for organizations is that tough times can actually serve to galvanize teams, ultimately having a positive effect on morale. A business can use challenging times to focus internally, building company loyalty and creating high-performance teams that will position the business to be ahead of the competition when the economy rebounds.
Establishing high performance teams is a process that requires focused effort over the long term. The term “team-building” has become so overused it’s almost meaningless, describing any group activity including the office pot-luck or Friday doughnut day.
However, strategic, professionally facilitated team activities creates trust and open lines of communication that don’t happen naturally but have real impact as a platform for other team functions such as generating vision and goal setting.
Effective team building requires more planning then simply arranging a group dinner but does not have to be as elaborate as an overnight dude ranch excursion. A half day of in-town activity is sufficient, as long as the event is directed by a professional trained in group dynamics. Effective events don’t leave room for cliquishness, but rather force the entire group of participants to interact and work together.
There are plenty of fun activities from paintball to rock climbing that are short but still exciting enough to leave employees feeling refreshed and create positive memories. These memories can later be used by an office manager to trigger the learning that took place during the event.
Strategic team building events will improve the workplace atmosphere and keep loyal employees on-board both when times are tough and when they aren’t.
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