What exactly is team building? What goals do you hope to accomplish? In general, you’re trying to unite around a common vision, decrease conflicts, bring the group closer, increase communication, and gain a better understanding of each person’s strengths and weaknesses, and boost morale. You might even need to overcome the group’s – or any members of the group’s resistance to changes.
Utilizing the body to form teams
Although there are a variety ways to build teamwork, Embodied Management Training offers many benefits, not least since the body is typically the part that is not addressed by the majority of people who request training. Utilizing the body’s natural movements such as breathing posture, movement, and breath can yield excellent results when it comes to team building since it’s an essential aspect of being human, and is a major factor in the way that people collaborate.
When conducting Embodied Management Training, I like to use what I call the ‘tapas’ method. This means that there are many different types of training that are that are available, and I and my group pick those that most closely to the requirements and the specific goals of the course. We also try to approach the issue from multiple perspectives to achieve the greatest leverage. This is consistent with the model of integrality proposed by experts such as Ken Wilber and I find it is based on the balance of flexibility, balance and focus.
My top team building tips building
Here are some exercises that build teamwork and body strength you can do with your group:
Find out some basic, non-athletic coordination techniques
Promote an environment at work where touching is accepted – but not overly tactile; just touching hands upon the departure or arrival for instance.
Develop trust and establish relationships via telephone and face-to-face interaction instead of just unreliable methods like e-mail.
Smileys are a great way to encourage people to send an email:) It’s a way to send a message of emotion and tone to enhance your work relationships.
Organise outdoor activities that involve physical interaction and proximity for example, drinking on a Friday night after work or sporting events that are focused on having fun. Do not encourage the idea of competition between individuals or teams even though
Spend 30 minutes at lunch together as a group. Food is the first team building method!
Meet in one-to-one sessions while walking to stimulate ideas and assists in falling literally in line with other people.
For those who are adventurous, plan a brief daily group stretch or yoga session
Be aware that people are engaged when they’re actively engaged in the planning of their activities. Discuss the options with the group. You can follow up afterward, as the feedback of participants can be valuable.
Training in the office
It’s a common practice to take teams to retreats or activity center to learn. Although this is efficient in the moment of training, it’s not always the best option when things be ruined when the group returns to their workplace. The remote training method has failed to address the issues which are faced in the workplace, and is not as efficient with regards to time and expense because of travel. This is a evident argument for the modern method of training in the office.
Furthermore, if the place where team-building is conducted is your workplace, everybody will benefit by being able to train regularly instead of every once or twice in a year. Include team building exercises in your schedule for each month and you will see the positive effects that come for your team.