Things you’ll Learn in the Art of Team Building

A team building is a yearly event in every organization’s set of plans that involves different activities that can develop and nourish the way people conduct strategies, their creativity, and their skills. It takes months of preparation to construct a team building. Every procedure, every game and every discussion is associated with a lesson to be learned not just by a single person, but by everyone. It is not just implemented to experience fun. It is implemented for everyone to learn and to realize the most important things that every organization needs to have

Lesson # 1: Everyone has a strong personality and an incredible talent hiding within them

During work hours, everyone is all silent and focused on accomplishing their tasks on time.  During team building activities, you’ll be surprised by how a calm and quiet individual can be loud, fun and incredibly active and cooperative just to make sure that their team wins the overall competition. From there, you’ll know that in every task, in every activity, every employee is dedicated and motivated to be on top and to be number one.

Lesson # 2: You cannot change other people

The only thing you can change during and after team building activities is yourself, and the way you get to look at things. That’s the goal of team buildings in the first place – changing your negative way of thinking and exchanging them with positive ones. If you’re not good at strategizing and having your say before the big event, well, you’ll definitely learn to speak out and be vocal after that. Every leader’s main goal after all is helping create a positive change in terms of people’s behavior.

Lesson # 3: Physical appearance isn’t everything

In team building activities, you’ll learn that you do not need to be pretty, or perfect to win and succeed. There is really no need to put your make up on or wear fancy clothes in order to make it on top. All you need is good cooperation, amazing strategic skills, and constant teamwork, to successfully get the crown.

Lesson # 4: Team buildings are a perfect time for everyone to speak out.

There are certain activities that would require everyone to open up and tell something about themselves, how they see the company, and if there are something that they are not happy about. It’s a good step towards making the company more united.

Lesson # 5: Team buildings are a perfect time to rest

At the end of the day, everyone will realize that they really needed this team building as their personal form of rest. It has been a very year full of stressful office works, and everybody deserves to have days off filled with fun activities to eliminate all the pressure felt at work. It’s always nice to be away from the urban from time to time.

Participants engage, take risks, share experiences, and cooperate in very activity done in their chosen team building venue. All the lessons learned in these activities will surely be developed and executed in their workplace, and will be the key to making their company become better and more united.

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About Tess Gabut

Tess Gabut is the Consultant and Operations Manager of Villa De Oro (VDO) – Tagaytay. Aside from managing VDO, she also teaches Human Resource Development, Cost/ Systems Control in an academe in Las Pinas City. You can follow her at Google

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