Team building in the workplace is the process of creating a team that is cohesively working together towards a common goal/values and standards. The importance and the purpose of team building is to create a strong team through forming bonds and connections. Creating these bonds through team building is very beneficial to businesses and organizations. When fun activities are infused into team building events, participants see each other in a different light which then allows them to connect more effectively in other settings. Other benefits of team building include increased communication/ collaboration and heightened employee motivation
One of the most important goal of team building is to optimize performance. Through a series of planned team building events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills that are key in effecting performance namely: goals-values and standards alignment, communication, genuine connections, problem-solving, deeper/real conversations, conflict resolution and planning/execution.
When the plans are effectively executed, employees build trust and a spirit of unity. They get engaged with each other and with their work. Employees feel more comfortable expressing concerns and needs, which leads to more effective communication thus strong company culture and optimized productivity.