Exploring the Benefits of Problem-Solving in Team Building

Posted: Nov 22 2019

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Business team building can bring a wide range of benefits to employers and employees alike, promoting the development and refinement of existing skills while identifying strengths and weaknesses among members of the team. 

Valuable learning outcomes are key when it comes to team bonding, and here at Team Challenge Company, we are fully committed to helping you reach your professional goals. Each of our team building activities has been designed with specific learning outcomes in mind, in order to bring the maximum benefit to you and your team. As a team building company, we have extensive experience in the industry, leveraging this knowledge to enable us to continue developing exciting, beneficial business team building events. 

One core skill that many of our team building activities focus on is problem-solving. This is a vital, transferable skill that can prove to be highly useful in a wide variety of situations, in both personal and professional situations. As such, it’s a useful skill to have, and an important one to develop in the workplace. But why exactly is problem-solving essential?

The Importance of Problem-Solving in the Workplace

Throughout the course of your day-to-day job role, you will undoubtedly come face to face with new and unexpected situations from time to time. Whether it’s a problem customer or a project that has ended up going a little astray, sometimes, things just don’t go smoothly. However, when situations like these arise, what do you do? How do you deal with issues and the unexpected at work?

The process of effectively and efficiently finding a solution or a workaround, despite the problem that has occurred, is all about problem-solving. Strong problem-solving skills mean that an employee is well-equipped with the tools they need to overcome obstacles, creatively and decisively finding alternative solutions rather than panicking or getting bogged down in the details of the issue at hand.

 Good problem-solving skills are highly desirable in an employee, and many employers are keen to encourage team members to hone and refine their own problem-solving skills for this reason. Whether you want to help your team improve their abilities at dealing with minor, day-to-day problems in the workplace or you have an important project that you can’t afford to get wrong, collectively solving problems together is a smart, efficient way to boost the skill set of the team as a whole.

What are the Benefits of Problem-Solving Skills?

Problem-solving skills are all about quickly and efficiently getting to the bottom of issues. Of course, some problems are much more complex than others, but by utilising an effective method of problem-solving, it’s easy to help employees learn to find the best way to overcome any issues they may face.

Giving employees the opportunity to hone their problem-solving skills will bring the benefits tenfold back to you as an employer. Developing this key skill will also encourage employees to work together as a team more effectively, collaborating in a mature, decisive manner. Different employees are likely to approach problems from different angles; make sure that you harness this and use the power of different thinking styles to find creative, practical solutions to problems.

In simple terms, good problem-solving abilities are vital to the success of the team in the corporate environment.

The Link Between Problem-Solving and Team Building

At its core, team building is all about making the team – and therefore the business – better as a whole. Through encouraging the development of crucial skills, welcoming new team members, and developing strong working relationships between employees, the business is sure to become more successful as a result.

From communication to time management, creativity, and collaboration, business team building can develop and refine a whole host of skills. Problem-solving is an inherent part of human nature – for the majority of us, when we encounter an issue, we automatically want to find a way to fix it.

Team building encourages employees to develop and refine this essential skill through fun and engaging team bonding activities. This way, employees are able to work on their skillsets in a different setting, exploring their strengths and weaknesses outside of the usual office environment.

Problem-Solving Team Building with Team Challenge Company

We draw on our extensive experience as a team building company in order to continue providing top-quality team bonding events and activities to businesses across the UK. We have a wide range of team building products designed to help boost your employees’ problem-solving skills, alongside providing a host of additional benefits.

In Red Alert, teams must use their problem-solving abilities to prevent a computer virus from infiltrating their business and destroying all their personal data. Providing a thrilling, engaging way to develop problem-solving skills under pressure, this is a great event bound to bring a range of benefits to your team.

The Infinite Loop is all about working lean and with a strong eye on continuous improvement. Providing a high-tech alternative to traditional team building games, this activity is collaborative and immersive. Teams must use their creative problem-solving skills in order to complete the mission successfully!

Our exciting Murder Mystery event is all about using your problem-solving skills to solve the clues, untangle the web, and unmask the mystery killer! Puzzles abound, and this event makes for an enjoyable, interactive team building activity for everyone involved.

Of course, these are just a few of the team building events and products that we can offer. Corporate team building can prove highly beneficial when it comes to developing and refining employees’ problem-solving skills, so why not get in touch with our team today to discover how we can help your business?

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