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Belbin Team Roles is a Team Development programme of identification of specifically behavioural strengths in the workplace. It is based upon the belief that 'Members of a team seek out certain roles and they perform most effectively in the ones that are most natural to them.' This programme is one which measure behaviour and not personality and so can be understood as a measure of a person's tendency to behave, react, contribute and inter-relate to others in certain ways.

Belbin Team Roles

Identification of specifically behavioural strengths in the workplace.

Belbin Team Roles is a Team Development programme of identification of specific behavioural strengths in the workplace. It is based upon the belief that 'Members of a team seek out certain roles and they perform most effectively in the ones that are most natural to them.

This programme is one which measures the person's behaviour and not their personality and therefore can be understood as a measure of a person's tendency to behave, react, contribute and inter-relate to others in certain ways.

Promoting Understanding

understanding an individual's strengths as well as the strengths of others and the ways in which these may clash or compliment.

The focus of Belbin is understanding an individual's strengths as well as the strengths of others and the ways in which these may clash or compliment one another in the daily working environment.

Importantly the programme has a specific focus on what are termed 'allowable weaknesses' and are the elements of character which are unique to each team role. They key thing is reaching a balance through self awareness and understanding on a personal level as well as in a professional setting.

Fusion of Skills & Behaviours

Help your team increase it's effectiveness, as well as plan for the future through using the Belbin Self Perception Inventory.

Through our Belbin Team Roles Workshops we can help you and your team increase it's effectiveness now, as well as plan for the long term future, through using the Belbin Self Perception Inventory. As well as this, we will also use our own Experiential Learning methods, allowing all team members to maximise their strengths and contain any of their weaknesses as you learn from everyone within the team, to mirror the behaviour of other individuals present until it too subconsciously becomes a part of your role within the team.

This is important in identifying each team member's contribution in considering both the short-term and long-term goals of the company. The focus of this programme is in achieving balance between the Team Roles which feature in your team so that you can achieve fusion of skills and behaviours in order to get the best from your team.

Psychometric Profiling is a means of Team Development through which you can identify your specific personality traits and important elements of your character and performance that could be vital to your job role.

By choosing a programme in Psychometric Profiling we can help you to reach a level of self awareness and personal understanding that will allow you and your team to identify individual and collective strengths and out them to best use within your existing team structure.

On arrival to the Aker Solutions Fun Casino Night the 100 strong guests walked up the red carpet and were greeted with a welcome cocktail served by two beautiful Casino Show Girls.  The night couldn't begin however until Lucy unvailed Daniel Craig and it wasn't a disappointment to the onlookers.With the room fabulously decorated and the mood lighting set to warm amber glow the gambling began.  There was a lot of choice at this wonderful casino-themed evening, you could choose from Blackjack, Roulette and Texas Hold'em. 

During the evening the Show Girls were selling raffle tickets to raise even more money for charity and with brilliant prizes to give away it was an easy sell.The early loser of the evening was Kevin (King Kev) however he bounced back on the Blackjack table and accumulated over £800 in a few hands, it was short lived though and he continued his YoYo gambling throughout the night.

There was a small rest bite at 9.15pm when guests were refuelled with stovies but it wasn't long before they were back and gambling at full tilt once once.Results 5th Place Chris £250 4th Place C. Hamilton £875 3rd Place Pauline £900 2nd Place Kevin £1090 1st Place Frank £1485   The evening entertainment had been a massive success, with all in attendance thoroughly enjoying their evening, all whilst raising as much money as possible for charity. A big thank-you must go to Lucy and the rest of her team for all the amazing hard work and effort that went in to organising such a memorable night  Congratulations, and we at Team Challenge Company wish you all the best with all your future fund-raising endeavours.

Businesses have now been working remotely for over a year due to the pandemic and many teams have found that the benefits often far outweigh the negatives. While managers were initially concerned as to how their teams would remain productive at the start, by and large, businesses have realised that there is another way of operating that doesn’t involve everyone being in the office 100% of the time.

Many businesses have already made clear their intention not to return to the old normal of everyone being in the office, offering staff the opportunity to work remotely and only come into the office on selected days when absolutely necessary. However, this does mean there is the need for finding new and inventive ways of team building. Many businesses have been making use of online team building games as they contend with working from home so that colleagues still can relax and socialise with each other.

Teams that play together stick together, and if you are struggling to find fun online team games that everyone can partake in either during a lunch hour or a Friday afternoon, you may wish to read on.

Escape the Mob

Escape the Mob is a virtual team building game hosted by Team Challenge Company which sees teams log in online. They are then faced with a simple problem – to crack the code and escape the mob. The game begins with a video that informs participants they have been incriminated with the perfect heist, caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The game can last for between one and three hours, accommodating as many participants as you like with a minimum of eight. This event has a number of key benefits as teams collaborate together to solve the problem and crack the code – basic principles which can be taken into the workplace (or, in the case of remote teams, the virtual workplace). Teams will quickly learn the value of communicating with one another over video chat which, as we have moved into this new way of working, is invaluable.

Why not get in contact with a member of our team to learn more about our Escape the Mob online team building game?

Online Console Team Games

As well as specialised team-building games, normal console games with online multiplayer functions can also serve a purpose in the realms of promoting teamwork – as well as just being good fun. One of the most popular games is Call of Duty which, admittedly, may not be every business’ go-to option due to the graphic violence in the game, but if all members of staff are fine with its contents then why not?

If you are not familiar with Call of Duty (often referred to simply as CoD), it is a multiplayer game where players can either team up or compete against one another in a military environment. Similar games include Battlefield and Fortnite. Should you prefer to promote console games that feature less violence, sports simulations such as the Fifa series are likely to be popular, particularly amongst sporty members of staff.

Of course, the main issue around promoting console games for the use of team building is the fact that not everyone may have the games (or even the consoles) required. Simply present this as one of several options for the team so that no member of the team feels left out and isolated.

Free Collaborative Online Team Games

If you remember sitting bored in the middle of an ICT lesson at school, you will likely be aware of websites filled with online games like Miniclip, many of which featured multiplayer functionality. One favourite in our office is Skribbl.io, which is an online version of Pictionary. All players enter a lobby and take it in turns to draw a picture based on a random card issued in the game.

Such games are a fun way to kill a few minutes at lunch, at the end of the day, or even as an energiser at the beginning of the day. If nothing else, it will be a great way to get the banter flying in the work chat, serving as a fantastic morale-booster, especially if you have members of the team who are missing regular human interaction.

Contact Team Challenge Company

For more information on how to incorporate and gamify your business’ team bonding session through unusual team-building activities and online games, please get in touch with a member of our team today.

Jonathan Hazley, co-director of one of the UK's leading corporate team building businesses, Team Challenge Company, on why forming a choir creates the ultimate team.

After a year of lockdowns with no major sport or music concerts, it will be an electrifying experience to stand in a stadium when they echo again with the sounds of the national anthem or sing out from the stands when stars turn over the microphone to allow us to carry the song. 

The benefits of group singing are 'plentiful and scientifically proven' so says David Hill, musical director of The Bach Choir and principal conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum. According to Sarah Wilson, a clinical neuropsychologist and head of the School of Psychological Sciences at Melbourne University, large parts of our brain 'light up' when singing. The physical exertion alone can energise individuals and release endorphins and the breathing techniques are a known stress buster.

Last year the news channels broadcast Italians singing from their windows in a show of togetherness. One American nurse's rendition of Amazing Grace went viral after she sang for her colleagues during a shift change on a Covid ward. Famous popstars felt compelled to reach out virtually and connect with fans with stars from Coldplay's Chris Martin, Gary Barlow and Elton John all streaming live from their living rooms. 

For many of us, we recognise the power of singing to make us feel good, and in a group, this is only amplified. In the last decade choir singing has no longer been confined to school halls and church pews. Pre-pandemic the rebirth in the popularity of choir singing was due in large part to the US hit TV show Glee and in the UK, the 'Gareth Malone effect'. The English Choirmaster's BAFTA award-winning BBC TV series 'Military Wives' led to a Christmas number one. Contemporary 'Rock Choir' groups sprang up across the UK, which required no auditions or musical knowledge and attracted members from accountants to firefighters. Having had such success with Miltary Wives, Gareth Malone went on to take singing into the workplace in 'Sing While You Work' with choirs featuring workplaces from Citi Bank to Sainsbury's.

The tenets of a good choir of listening, collaboration and cohesion have all the hallmarks of the ultimate team. Along with the well-known boost to wellbeing, a psychological study from Michael, Sebanz, & Knoblich in 2016 found that increased interaction and coordination was seen to enhance commitment to a common goal. In a choir, from the sopranos to the bass, everyone has a part to play, and when individual voices join to create a harmony the choir becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Like any great team, when working in harmony, they can achieve things that would not be possible alone. 

After being separated and working remotely for more than a year, supporting teams to reconnect is at the forefront of our minds. For many companies to successfully navigate the year ahead their teams will need to be focused and energised.

The tenets of a good choir of listening, collaboration and cohesion have all the hallmarks of the ultimate team. Along with the well-known boost to wellbeing, a psychological study from Michael, Sebanz, & Knoblich in 2016 found that increased interaction and coordination was seen to enhance commitment to a common goal. In a choir, from the sopranos to the bass, everyone has a part to play, and when individual voices join to create a harmony the choir becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Like any great team, when working in harmony, they can achieve things that would not be possible alone. 

After being separated and working remotely for more than a year, supporting teams to reconnect is at the forefront of our minds. For many companies to successfully navigate the year ahead their teams will need to be focused and energised.

E-choir has been cleverly constructed to circumnavigate the slight time lag online to allow remote workers anywhere in the world to have the experience of being in a choir. While many of us may restrict our singing to the shower, E-Choir is designed to be inclusive and allow everyone to feel relaxed and empowered to take part without fear of embarrassment. Participants stay on mute and can record their part individually, on their phone, Dictaphone or WhatsApp. No individual need ever be heard alone. In this non-threatening context, we have witnessed that even the most reserved are surprised by what they can achieve, going far beyond their perceived limitations. Those in a team who are keen singers and want to share can be selected and allowed to shine.


The shared moment of celebration comes post-event, where attendees are sent a final version of their song with all voices professionally mixed by skilled music producers. This final song, a powerful demonstration of unity, can be kept and replayed in future and the experience of singing together will create a talking point which will last far beyond the end of the event. 

Find out more E-Choir here: www.teamchallenge-company.co.uk/services/remote-team-building/e-choir

Quizzes make a great form of evening entertainment and they are a versatile activity that can be readily adapted to suit different audiences. From classic and traditional questions to more unique quiz round ideas, there are plenty of options to choose from!

Here at Team Challenge Company, we are a team building company that is well aware of the importance of ensuring that quizzes are interesting, engaging, and valuable. The Big Quiz is our fun and competitive team quiz, expertly presented by our professional team to ensure you and your colleagues can make the most of the event.

However, just what exactly is it that makes a quiz stand out? What are the factors that will make your team’s quiz stand head and shoulders above the rest? We’re here to outline the key points and discuss the important components that go into making the best quizzes.

Fun Quiz Rounds

Nobody wants to get stuck with the same old quiz rounds over and over again, so it’s important to add some variety to your event with fun quiz rounds. We have a wide assortment of quiz round ideas to help you pick out some different options, ranging from new twists on classic rounds to entirely bespoke ideas that will help your quiz stand out from the rest!

Teams engaging in our Big Quiz team building activity will benefit from our extensive wealth of knowledge in the industry, which enables us to help you pick out activities and quiz round ideas that will provide the most benefit – and enjoyment – to the occasion. Let us help to create a fun quiz tailored to the needs of you and your employees.

Variety

This ties into the above point, but variety really is the key to a successful quiz. Whether it is variety in terms of the questions you are asking teams or variety by way of different rounds, there are plenty of ways in which you can work to make your quiz as varied and exciting as possible.

Here at Team Challenge Company, we can tailor each round in The Big Quiz to suit different ages and abilities. We can also include a mixture of visual, audio, and cryptic rounds to ensure you can enjoy the maximum variety possible in your quiz event.

An Engaging Atmosphere

While the rounds and questions that you choose for your quiz are understandably an essential part of the event, much more goes into organising and running a successful quiz than just questions alone.

In order to maximise the value of the activity and boost the learning outcomes, an engaging atmosphere is also essential. The right environment will ensure that everyone gets as much as possible out of the occasion, boosting motivation and productivity back in the office as well as during the event.

Friendly Competition

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone! Although it is essential for everyone to be able to work together effectively as a team, some harmless competition can help to drive motivation and push productivity, encouraging team members to work together to meet targets and give the entire business a boost.

Friendly competition can leave employees feeling united with their colleagues, forging a closer bond between team members even as they strive to be the winning team in the quiz! Fun and entertaining, it’s a great way to encourage competition without compromising on positive workplace relationships.

Building Better Bonds

Encouraging the building of positive relationships in the workplace is only a good thing, and quizzes are a great way to do just that in an informal, relaxed setting.

Contrary to popular belief, friendly competition can actually lead to building better bonds between team members, helping to integrate new starters into the team while developing friendships between individuals. After all, a team is only as good as its separate parts, so it’s important to make sure that everyone in the team gels together effectively.

The Big Quiz

Of course, the best quizzes aren’t just about fun and games. We are a team building company that expertly blends enjoyment with valuable learning outcomes, ensuring that our team bonding activities are both fun and useful.

Our evening entertainment quiz event, The Big Quiz, is perfect either as a standalone activity or as the grand finale to a corporate team building day. Guests will be split into teams to compete head-to-head in a range of quiz rounds, completing challenges and answering questions across a broad range of categories. The aim of the game is to collect as many points as possible, and the team with the most points at the end of the quiz will win the coveted Team Challenge Company trophy!

The Big Quiz is all about encouraging friendly competition and building stronger bonds between team members. We have designed the event to be inclusive and engaging, without compromising on the core values that are essential in the corporate environment.

In addition to The Big Quiz, we also have a variety of exciting themed quizzes and other game shows designed to get your team motivated and inspired. From our Big Music Quiz and Big Movie Quiz to our enjoyable, high-energy Interactive Quiz, there are plenty of options to choose for your next team building event. Alternatively, our challenging yet hilarious Generation Game is perfect for getting everyone involved.

If you would like more information about The Big Quiz or any of our other top-quality team building events and activities, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today or give us a call on 03300 040903.

There is no more rewarding profession than working in the healthcare industry. Knowing that the hard work you put in every day is saving lives and, because of that huge level of responsibility, the pressures that come with it are immense.

In other sectors and industries, if you have a bad day it means missing out on a sale or falling short of your profit margin but you can come back and do better the next day. In healthcare, so often you have just one shot to get things right. When it comes to staff development in healthcare, so much is based around the psychological aspects of the job, as well as on-the-job learning which can lead to opening new doors.

NHS Staff Development

The NHS offers staff at all levels Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, which includes on-the-job learning, e-learning, courses and workshops and voluntary options. Depending on the area of responsibility, finding the time to dedicate to staff development can be extremely difficult, with staff working long and unsociable hours.

It is for this reason why, particularly for members of staff with roles of high responsibility, online training courses are popular. E-learning allows the member of staff to learn at their own pace, logging on as and when they get the chance. Not only does this allow for those workers who are unable to dedicate a set amount of time each week to continue with their professional development, but it also allows for others to complete a course as quickly as possible.

For a role that requires such a level of flexibility, access to these opportunities requires the same flexible approach to be adopted that enables all staff to achieve personal development in the healthcare sector.

Role of Nurse Educator in Staff Development

Staff Development in Nursing Management

It is no secret that one of the most important roles in the healthcare industry is that of the nurse. In many cases, this can feel like a thankless position with members of staff expected to tackle all kinds of challenges around the clock but, make no mistake about it, we are incredibly thankful for the role that nurses play.

Nurse educators are, in many ways, the unsung heroes of the healthcare sector. These are the members of staff that have dedicated their careers to helping other nurses be the best that they can possibly be. They are responsible for the development of the next generation of nurses that will be tasked with looking after the country. That is no small feat.

Away from creating and delivering an academic curriculum that teaches students what is required in an ever-evolving role, nurse educators also have a vested interest in the personal development of those they are working with. Working in healthcare is a demanding task, no matter what your role may be, and to make it as a nurse you have to have almost super-human qualities. As someone that has been there and done it, the role of a nurse educator in staff development means that they make themselves available to those they are mentoring to answer any and all questions.

Just as nurses are an integral part of the healthcare system so, too, are the teams that manage them. A strong nursing management team encourages nurses to work together to achieve a common goal, as well as helping teams to develop strong teamwork and communication.

Organisational qualities are essential to the success of nursing management and, perhaps more so than in any other industry, it is important nurses are provided with the opportunities they need to advance into managerial positions. Unlike in other sectors, to be a nursing manager you have to have had hands-on experience in the role – there is limited scope for transferable skills coming from outside of the healthcare industry, with the challenges that are faced by nurses being truly unique than any other profession.

Identifying future leaders, then, is essential and the best way of doing that is by providing staff development opportunities. This could be through additional learning, where the member of staff can earn relevant qualifications which allows them to open new doors career-wise, as well as volunteering and/or shadowing in other positions.

Just as in any other sector, when colleagues see their peers given the opportunity to progress this naturally makes them want to work harder to be afforded those same chances. That motivation encourages success and engages the team which is fundamental to any successful workforce. This will also encourage those members of staff to look at themselves and consider why they have not yet been chosen for those opportunities and how they can change that – this is when a productive conversation may be needed with management.

Team Building With Team Challenge Company

Here at Team Challenge Company, we have worked with teams from various industries, both in the private and public sector, and can assist in your efforts to provide staff development opportunities. With various events that can be tailored to suit your requirements, we can host a fantastic team building event both remotely and at your premises.

For more information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us today either via our contact page or by calling the team on 03300 04 09 03.

Employees need to be developed for many reasons, including to maximise their potential, help them along in their career and to integrate them into your already-established team. It is largely down to managers to ensure their employees are able to develop and grow in their role, but some of it comes down to human resource teams who have a duty to look out for the wellbeing of staff – both professionally and personally when it encroaches into the workplace.

If you work in HR and are looking for some ideas on how to improve upon your existing staff development programme, we’ve put together some ideas you might want to consider.


Training 

Training your staff in order to aid their development sounds like a basic and obvious concept, but few companies actually invest in proper training for their employees, and when they do, it’s often not done in the most effective way. A lot of people leave a workplace when they feel like they’re not supported in their role properly, and this usually stems from a lack of training. Sometimes, it’s better to be thrown into the deep end, and this can be a great way to see if new candidates can handle the responsibilities asked of them, but this isn’t always a good thing and can have the reverse effect if adequate support is not offered. 

The solution? Invest in proper training. Whether that’s right at the beginning when you welcome a new person on board, or if it’s ad-hoc throughout the year, setting up training sessions is one of the best ways to develop your staff, and it’s something human resource teams can easily implement. You might choose to do a training week during a period of time when your company isn’t overly busy, or you might choose to spread the training over the course of a few weeks/months if your business doesn’t really have any quiet periods.


Whenever you choose to do the training, you need to ensure you’re doing it in the most beneficial way. A lot of people don’t respond well to be being sat in a meeting room and watching a PowerPoint presentation whilst simultaneously taking notes. It’s disengaging and unstimulating, and many people switch off and lose focus – taking nothing in and, thus, rendering the training pointless. Instead, you can make it interactive. 

Show them what you’re explaining, give them real-life examples and ask them to recreate what they’ve just learned. This will give them the opportunity to really take it all in, put it into practice and learn from other people on the team. They can have open discussions and detail what they’ve previously experienced and how they do things. This provides a great opportunity for them to learn and adapt, whether they’re new or not.


Mentoring

Mentoring is a tactic that is best used with new employees, but it may also be used with existing employees who are looking to progress in their careers and take on new responsibilities. Mentoring involves pairing employees up with someone else – usually a newbie. The mentors are typically long-standing members of the team and tend to be pretty advanced in their careers at the company, making them best-placed to offer insight and support to someone new. 

As well as developing a person’s understanding of the job they’ve been hired to do, mentors are great for staff development because they can offer guidance and advice on the culture of the company; informing newbies of how the company as a whole runs. They can also offer a professional friendship which could be one of the first connections someone makes at a new place at work. 

It is the job of HR to come up with appropriate mentor pairings that will work well, so those who work in human resources will need to have a good understanding of their existing team and the candidates they’re bringing on board. How good a mentor is will depend on the level of training they’ve had, which further cements the point about providing outstanding and regular training. 


Communicate

You can’t expect your employees to grow and adapt unless you communicate with them. Many employers fail to give their employees the feedback and praise they need, but this where HR teams can step in. Employee development in human resource management is closely linked when you take into account the role of an HR person. Their job is to know how employees are feeling and make sure they feel comfortable and happy in their role, whilst ensuring the workplace is a happy and productive place. One way they can do this is in the form of feedback sessions. 

Once a week, or once a month, the HR team could talk to every employee privately and ask them about how their week was, how things went, what could’ve been improved and what they would’ve changed. This will give them a real insight into how people in the office are really feeling and what could maybe be changed to aid development and make things more streamlined and productive. 


How Team Challenge Company Can Help

If you’re struggling to implement effective staff development at your place of work, we can help with our Team Development programme. For more information about it, please contact us.

The past year has, without a doubt, been one of the most difficult times both professionally and privately as the effects of enforced lockdown restrictions have taken their toll on the mental wellbeing of the country, as well as the economy. While many teams have got used to working from home and not seeing their colleagues during the day barring the occasional Zoom call, many others have not been so fortuitous to have the option to continue working – either being placed on furlough or losing their employment altogether.

One thing is for certain and that is the pandemic has not been kind to anyone, with everyone suffering in one way or another. For businesses that are fighting to ride out the storm, it is essential that they can maintain a happy and healthy workforce who can continue to deliver results. When employees are struggling, either professionally or personally, this has a direct impact on the business’ commercial success.


Considering the Wellbeing of Your Team

Now more than ever employers must consider the wellbeing of their team. The pandemic has affected people in different ways – for example, the closure of schools has impacted parents’ through not only having to care for their children during the day, but also home-school them (thus making it difficult to work from home). It is the responsibility of the team leader to make themselves available to their staff, working towards a solution that works for all parties.

Whatever the circumstances of your staff, they have all had to endure a great amount of change over the past year (with constant changes as the weeks and months have gone on). This can affect your team’s wellbeing in terms of mental and/or physical health which can lead to feelings of tiredness, fatigue, and a lack of motivation.

Here at Team Challenge Company, we have long specialised in working with businesses looking to work on team-building skills, employee engagement, communication, motivation, and productivity. Working with our team can help to re-energise yours, even amid present circumstances.


Team Wellness

Team Wellness is a fun and engaging activity designed for teams working remotely with a focus on health and wellness. Working from home, as many workers have found, can come with feelings of loneliness and isolation without the usual social interactions that colleagues enjoy throughout the working day. Water cooler banter is replaced for staring longingly out of the bedroom window.

Remote working, especially for members of staff whose residence is not necessarily prime for working from home, can lead to unhealthy habits – such as staring at a screen for too long without breaks, a lack of movement (not stepping away from the workstation) and not taking time for themselves in the day, leading to a drop in energy levels. This is where Team Wellness comes in, encouraging remote teams to introduce healthy habits into their working day.


The activity, best suited to eight or more participants, helps to improve adaptability to change and the creation of a culture of continuous learning in the workplace. Colleagues will take part in fun activities which focus on a range of wellbeing topics, such as healthy eating, maintaining good posture, exercise, and the importance of incorporating small breaks. 

Outcomes of Team Wellness include demonstrating to participants how they can use their strengths for the benefit of the team, as well as developing communication skills. Your team will come away feeling more confident and with techniques to help them stay calm and maintain energy levels which will translate into better productivity. Participants will learn how to control the aspects of their life, such as their lifestyle and future.


Contact Team Challenge Company Today

For more information on how you can help to re-energise your remote team, please contact Team Challenge Company today. Our team building events can help to get your business back on track by providing your employees with the tools they need to be the best they can be - both as individuals and a collective unit.

Almost all sectors rely on teamwork, but one industry where this skill is more vital than any other is the healthcare industry. 

Why is Teamwork so Important in the Healthcare Sector?

When a person receives medical care, their treatment plan will be a culmination of various different departments within the medical sector. Most doctors specialise in specific fields, and they often ask each other for second opinions with reference to a diagnosis and treatment plan. When patients undergo treatment for multiple issues, doctors typically require input from several different medical professionals. This means that those who work within the healthcare sector need to be able to co-operate effectively with each other in order to ascertain the best outcome for the patient.

In addition to a better level of care for the patient, healthcare teams being able to work effectively together will reduce pressure on them in terms of their workload. Burnout amongst healthcare professionals is almost double that of any other job, with as many as 40% of UK doctors alone thought to fall victim to it. This results in health complications for the medical professionals, with roughly 37% of work-related illnesses coming from burnout. This translates to almost 24 days per year per medical worker being lost as a direct consequence, thus putting more strain on those who remain as they seek to cover the shortfall. 

By sharing the workload through teamwork, those working in the healthcare sector are less likely to suffer from burnout, less likely to fall victim to a work-related illness, and less likely to require time off as a result. This means patients are able to access the best healthcare possible as staff perform at their best. 

What Can Happen if Healthcare Teams Don’t Undergo Team Training

As medicine advances, there is more reliance on professionals working as part of a team – whether that’s in the setting of a care home when a care worker may need help dressing/bathing a resident, or if it’s in a hospital when care teams need to liaise with each other to discuss a patient’s treatment progress. 

Most healthcare teams undergo experience working as part of a team during their training, but further training in the workplace may be needed for teams to fully gel and work cohesively. In most professional settings, when teams don’t work collaboratively mistakes will happen, but in the healthcare sector, these mistakes can be deadly which is why team training is essential. 

In addition to making things run smoothly for the patient, team training will reduce rates of burnout which, as mentioned above, will be beneficial to the wellbeing of the healthcare worker. In turn, teams who feel comfortable and trusting of each other are far more likely to have good morale, which can go a long way to increasing staff retention rates. 

So, the key is teamwork, but this is something that takes time and may need to be coaxed. In this instance, we can help. 

How Team Challenge Company Can Encourage Team Training in Healthcare

If you work in the healthcare sector and feel like your team could benefit from some team-building training to increase collaboration and encourage better problem-solving skills, Team Challenge Company can provide the solution for you. 

We offer a range of team-building activities, from remote team building to evening experiences and friendly competitions. In addition to team building, we also provide comprehensive workplace coaching programmes which can assist those in the medical sector to better their communication, integrate new members of the team and allow team members to openly ask questions and mentor each other, which is not always possible in a healthcare setting. 

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