A Corporate team building session allows the employer to see who becomes a leader and who becomes a follower, within the team structure.
It also allows you to see who works best with others, and who can imaginatively provide the best insights. In most corporations, those who step up to the task and take a leadership role often make great candidates for higher level needs down the line.
The best overall practice in corporate team building is to mix up all sides of the water cooler group, using those who may not know one another with those who may have been at odds with each other in the past.
When you form a team, its structure may consist of anyone trained or those who are totally new. The old saying “two heads are better than one” still applies in team building, even with several heads in the team.
Tasking your new corporate team allows you to see productivity challenges as well as problem solving accomplishments, utilizing the strengths from several individuals instead of just one.
Starting your teams on set tasks that may take hours, days, weeks or even months to accomplish may allow you, the employer or director, to use a multicultural and/or multistructural approach. This will help develop understandings and help find weak spots in the teams desired outcome.
Once teams have established themselves don’t be afraid to do a little head hunting and switching around. Where an individual may not have succeeded very well on one team, this strategy may find them taking the lead on another. Ultimately, finding the strengths and weaknesses in your team building is a goal worth accomplishing.
Think about the edge in your corporate team, focus on the strengths, and assert tasks and changes where needed.
Maintain your tasks and add new tasks as you go.
The development of your teams structures and leadership roles are easily established as time goes on.
Reports generated and applied to the tasks desired results help greatly. It is equally important to allow for all team members to have a voice and be able to address problems or situations as they may arise.
In a team building environment, with no voice for each member, problems often find a way to escape detection or be resolved. In all aspects of tasking your team, make it a point to give all members a fair and equal opportunity to speak and make suggestions.
It would be redundant to allow just the person assuming the leadership role to have a voice. Corporate Team building is just that, it’s team building, and there is no “i” in corporate.