Department of Recreation and Wellness
Teambuilding - Benefits
Teambuilding activities encourage people to work together and set the stage for a productive semester or work year.
“Many hands make light work” is the theme of these exercises. We help break the ice among members and let them find out what they can accomplish by speaking up, helping out and working together to accomplish a common goal.
Activities give an organization a jump-start to thinking in different directions. Minds are challenged to think outside of the box.
Need a little creative spark in organizational thinking? Teambuilding initiatives have more than one solution and we observe how the group develops ideas and chooses solutions.
Speech is the most widely used method for conveying ideas, thoughts and concerns. Teambuilding initiatives help members improve communication and feedback skills.
Trust can take a long time to build, yet can crumble in minutes. If an organization is not working well together, perhaps they are unsure of each other’s motives or are uncomfortable around other members. Teambuilding initiatives help individuals learn how to rely on group members for support and comfort.
Teambuilding initiatives encompass many skills and pull talents from every member. Participants brainstorm ideas as a group, come to group consensus on a plan and implement trial/error techniques to find solutions.