Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. Many team-building exercises aim to expose and address interpersonal problems within the group.
These activities are intended by the Company to improve performance in a team-based environment. Team building is one of the foundations of organizational development that can be applied to groups such as sports teams, school classes, military units, corporate offices or any other industry that requires team work and development. The formal definition of team-building includes:
- Aligning around goals
- Building effective working relationships
- Reducing team members’ role ambiguity
- Finding solutions to team problems
- Strengthening the team spirits
- Reinforcing the interpersonal relationships
The four most effective approached to the team building are:
- Goal setting
- Role clarification
- Problem solving
This also one of the most widely used group-development activities in any organization. It is believed that the team-development has the strongest effect (versus financial measures) in improving any organizational performance. The studies show that team-development activities, including team building and team training, improve both a team’s objective performance and that team’s subjective supervisory ratings.