Need to improve or spice up your same old leadership strategies at work? Why not make this tiresome training fun by incorporating team building?
Leadership strategies can vary greatly depending on the situation, but they all can greatly impact the vision and the direction of growth within your company. Potential success lies in the hands of your leaders. It’s important for those in leadership positions to have a clear vision for their teams, and having a strategic plan can play a big part in that. That being said, a strategic leadership plan would not be complete without involving team building. Your teams are your future; thus leaders must understand how team building can help build you a better future.
1. Create Motivation
Leaders not only need to feel motivated, but need to be prepared to motivate others. Nothing drives motivation in the work place better than your team having a clear understanding of their mission or vision. Being challenged, and the overall feeling of being a part of a successful and trusted team that comes with completing a challenge, increases motivation even further. Leaders who facilitate team building encourage all of this, plus give all those involved a chance to feel appreciated for their individual talents. What could be more empowering?
2. Build Better Communication
One of the most important things a leader can do is foster communication between members of their team. Whether it’s in the form of mediating a dispute, or making sure everyone’s voice is being heard, it’s important for a leader to make sure lines of communication are clear. Team building activities and games encourage discussion, friendly debates and opens the floor for ideas and contributions from the team to spill out. Everyone involved feels comfortable to speak out during these friendly activities, and there are so many to chose from!
3. Build Better Problem Solving Skills
Leaders often end up in the role of problem-solver. While this is an important skill for a leader to have, it’s also important to recognize and strengthen problem solving skills within your team. Team building allows the teams to search for possible solutions to a problem, make decisions, experiment with different course of actions and give each other helpful feedback. They quickly learn that to be successful as a team they must work together. These skills are easily transferable to any situation they find themselves in next!
4. Open up Social Gates
Strong leaders will recognize the roles that social bonds play in the effectiveness of a team. Simply put: people who like each other will work better together. Barriers are broken down and new trust walls are built. When you host a team building event, teams are able to learn about each other through the power of play. You want your teams to feel comfortable with each other and be able to learn from each other. Being able to socialize and appreciate your team is just as important as getting the work done is. The work will get done better by a team that has fun together!
5. Learn Strategic ways to Utilize your Teams Strengths
Team building allows each member to learn more about each other and themselves. A good team is made up of introverts, extroverts and many different personalities and strengths. Learning how to use this knowledge is another key to being a successful team leader. Different activities give teams a chance to strategically think, act or experiment with different options of how to accomplish goals. Leaders are able to utilize this time to figure out how to maximize strengths, that can be transferred to work related projects.
Through the power of play leaders can help create motivated teams, with better communication, that trust each other and are able to strategically problem solve and work together.
Why not lead our teams through play? Will you play for your future?
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes from history offer immeasurable inspirational leadership advice. Great leaders and activists from history highlight what our country and world has been through and remind us how we can change it.
There’s no question that it takes great leadership skills to build strong teams! A strong team needs an even stronger leader who isn’t afraid to take on many difficult challenges. As a leader, your job is to mold your team into an efficient group of people who can work well together and work well in their individual roles. You must possess people skills because it’s all about knowing just exactly who you’re working with. It’s important to know what makes people tick and how you can help them to achieve company goals. These six steps will help you get you the keys to keys to team success the right path to becoming an esteemed, strong and successful team leader!
Encouraging creativity is important. The prevailing opinion is that creativity in the workplace is a good thing. Most experts will agree on this. However, sometimes it does feel a little impractical. When faced with a huge list of repetitive daily tasks for yourself and your team to accomplish, it can be hard to remember why encouraging creativity is important.
One of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is how well your team works together. Corporate team building can be an effective and transformative strategy for helping business executives and their employees to feel more invested in their careers and each other.
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TeamBonding is re-defining the world of company culture. We know that the key to company growth and positive company organizational culture is to invest in your team through team building. In our 25+ years of experience, it’s not surprising that it’s in our nature, which is ultimately what has defined our success. The Founder, David Goldstein has been actively building his team for years, so it’s no secret he’s got the best team! Not only does David plan activities for his team to enjoy, but he also began a whole engagement committee to toss around ideas for his team to do… and the sky is the limit.
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
How to become an impactful leader: Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action and inspiring people to follow them.
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