How Can Team Building Activities Improve Communication?

Posted: Mar 20 2018

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When people think about team building days they may not consider all of the benefits that these activities can bring. Not only do they help to improve key skills, they can also be fun and enjoyable events. 

However, what many people may not know is that team building can dramatically improve communication between both employees and clients or customers. Communication is important in any business, whether its in-house or with customers, which is why it’s something that we think employees should work on. If you need some help improving communication in your workplace, here are some ideas to get you started.

In-House

The most important reason to improve communication skills in your business is to help it run in a smoother and more efficient way. Rather than working alone, everyone should be clued up and aware of what is going on.

 Not only will this help the office to run more smoothly, but it will also help to limit any confusion and effectively deal with issues that may arise.

Activities such as Puppet Masters and Flat Out Formula One are ideal for this as they are both great examples of activities where teams need to work together and communicate in order to win. You can ensure that the teams are full of a range of people from different areas in the workplace, as this will help employees to get to know one another and understand the importance of communicating effectively at work. 

Customer Benefits

Another good reason to improve communication skills is to ensure that customers get the right information. In some businesses, this is more important than having good in-house communication. When customers get in contact with your business, they want to speak to someone with good communication skills and someone who can tell them exactly what it is they need to know without having issues.

However, not only do they want to be able to easily talk to you, they also want you to talk to them. If they have any issues, questions or queries, they will want to be clearly informed. Team building activities will assist with developing these essential skills and may even give you an insight into what it’s like to be the customer. To do this, activities such as Bridging the Divide are ideal as teams are required to produce a product to a customer's exact specifications in order to win, ultimately meaning that they have to communicate with the customer.

Now you know exactly how our team building activities improve communication, but that’s not the only reason why you should look at team building days for your office. No matter what skills need improvement, we can help. So, take a look at all of our activities and see what will best suit you and your business.

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