Posted: Oct 20 2016

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One of the most common questions that we get asked is whether or not team building outside of the office is more successful than activities carried out on site. There are a number of factors that can affect the success of your team building, whether you are based in London, Edinburgh or anywhere else, for that matter.

In theory, the concept of team building itself is relatively simple - a process that aids your staff to grow together, involving mutual trust, support, and respect; however, the reality is that it can be much harder to achieve in the real world.

The success of many internally organised team building events is often limited for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the staff members that are chosen to organise internal team building are often lacking (through no fault of their own) the relevant knowledge, expertise, and skills to deliver an event that is truly one of team building. 

Secondly, if there are issues and conflict within the group, attempting to resolve them in the same room can lead to employees being defensive and resistant to change.

Finally, the event itself is wrong for your needs.

The obvious way to address these issues is to outsource your team building needs.

Relationship advice specialists will always advise couples to deal with conflict in a neutral location, and the same can apply to working relationships. Employees are all human and are not programmed to get along with everybody they work with - and arguments will happen. However, the way you address these issues is imperative to the success of your business.

Involving a third party such as Team Challenge Company is beneficial for a number of reasons.

  1. Our trained event managers are professionals that host team building events every day. They can see the bigger picture and keep events focused on ensuring your staff aren't wasting their time
  2. They can work with you to make sure that your teams are working towards the same goal
  3. They can include games and activities that are designed around your existing team and their needs
  4. Ensure the activities are suitable for all members of staff in attendance
  5. They can source locations across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to ensure that your team building activities are held in neutral locations to iron out any issues without defensive familiarity

So, whether your business runs from Glasgow or London, it pays to get external help when it comes to team building activities. Working on these issues on a regular basis will ensure that your teams make professional progress like never before.

For more information, please contact our team on 03300 04 09 03.

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