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The Benefits of Team Building

 

There are many benefits of team building exercises that strengthen the bond between coworkers and put a company on track for success.

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Team building can be vital for the working system within your office. It could be one big team, or a set of a few smaller teams or departments. No matter how many people are on your team, you will work with them every day. Knowing you can trust them, communicate well, and be proud of the things you accomplish is going to be incredibly useful for your entire office. The benefits of team building in a corporate setting are never to be underestimated. So how do we get started?

We can always begin by uncovering the common interests within the group. Things from our personal lives often connect people more than shared office experiences. Sometimes it’s a hobby, sometimes it’s a common life experience, or even things from the city you all live in. Establishing common interest gets everyone on equal ground to begin working together as a team. No one necessarily is above the other or more important, allowing a more relaxed atmosphere where creativity and communication can flourish.

Another benefit of team building exercises is trust. Having a solid level of trust in your office is incredible, and can increase productivity plus employee satisfaction by leaps and bounds. When your employee’s trust each other, differences and confrontation can be minimized, which often leads to employees setting any little quarrels on their own. Trust can be found in some of the widely known team building exercise like the “trust fall” or “conveyor belt” which are all to symbolize and prove to your coworkers that you are there for them. Trust building exercises like these demonstrate how you will take care of your coworkers and guide each other to success.

Often times there are people who work for your company that aren’t always in the office. It is important to remember them and know how to help remote employees succeed, too, by bringing them into the activities as best as possible.

After building your team up, establishing common ground and developing a comfortable level of trust, the doors to even more possibilities will open. Production could increase, creative flows ramp up, and the office can be much more self-sufficient. Team building is so important for the office environment. It’s almost a no-brainer.

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About Dylan Snodgrass

Dylan is the Office Manager for Sound Telecom. He is responsible for providing excellent customer service for callers and clients while also taking care of the various needs around the Seattle headquarters. It is not uncommon to also find Dylan helping out with Human Resources, Accounting and Billing as necessary. Before joining the Sound Telecom team, Dylan worked with a large call center providing training for new agents. He also worked for a call center start-up for multiple years with duties ranging from Customer Service Representative to Team Lead Supervisor for a team of over twenty agents. When Dylan isn't helping manage the office, he is spending time enjoying video games, or playing board games with a local group in Seattle. The Emerald City always felt like home for Dylan while he was growing up an hour away in Bremerton, so when he finally moved over a year ago, he couldn't imagine living anywhere else!