Teambuilding can be more than just a team adventure. It is an opportunity for your Abu Dhabi workers to learn how to communicate effectively, build trust, resolve conflicts, and increase collaboration.
Employees who engage in effective team-building activities return to work with a stronger sense of what it means to work productively with other employees in the company. By investing in team building, you inspire your employees to work better. You strengthen corporate culture. You make the workplace more efficient and productive, and ultimately boost your bottom line.
How can you use team building as a constructive tool?
- Do not overly focus on “building” skills.
Team building in Dubai tends to be more effective when the activities are not blatantly focused on “teaching” lessons in leadership or communication. If practical takeaways from team building are forced on the employees, the lessons become less potent.
Team building should allow employees to spend time together, share thoughts and ideas, and work on activities together to achieve common goals. It should allow them fun time to bond and interact with each other.
A more organic team-building approach tends to be more effective at building a team. Activities that provide the opportunity to communicate and interact with each other tend to encourage useful and more meaningful realizations. These “fun” activities tend to be more potent than “rote” academic lessons about effective teamwork, communication, and/or leadership.
- Ditch the expensive company outing.
You do not have to take your staff on expensive luxurious trips to make them feel that they belong to one happy company. You do not have to break the bank to generate good feelings among your employees.
Research shows that the same experience can be used to accomplish both learning and good vibes. When your employees go on a team-building workshop, they get the opportunity to try new things and explore new experiences as a group. They go through innovative and fun activities that take them a bit out of their comfort zones. The fresh, challenging, and engaging ways to interact with each other tend to foster deeper camaraderie. The activities also help your employees to realize what makes them effective as a team. They motivate your staff to find new ways to effectively work and collaborate with each other.
- Sustain the positive energy at work.
Do not think of team building as a one-time activity. A team-building workshop teaches your staff (in a fun way) how to connect in more meaningful and effective ways.
When your employees go back to work, they should be able to sustain this positive energy. Look for ways to help them maintain the excitement and enthusiasm. Create opportunities for them to interact in ways that are just as meaningful and satisfying as the experiences they have had during the team-building workshop.
Encourage your staff to assemble regularly even for quick informal huddles to apprise each other about major projects. Get them to celebrate their accomplishments together. Encourage them to open up about their life goals or bucket list. Provide them with a vehicle for sharing other’s aspirations and accomplishments.
Get them to sit down with each other to share their disappointments and difficulties as well — and to brainstorm about how to address these issues. Get them to come up with ideas they want to pursue in their next team building activity. Use team building as a building block for your Abu Dhabi organization to become a happier, stronger, and more cohesive work force.