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. It is distinct from team training, which is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations.
Many team-building exercises aim to expose and address interpersonal problems within a group.
These activities are intended to improve performance in a team-based environment. Team building is one of the foundations of organizational development that can be applied to various groups of people, but specifically in the corporate environment to enhance relations and productivity.
The formal definition of team-building includes:
- aligning of goals
- building effective working relationships
- reducing team members’ role ambiguity
- finding solutions to team problems
Team building is one of the most widely used and most effective group-development activities in organizations.
Of all organizational activities, one study found team-development to have the strongest effect for improving organizational performance. Recent meta-analyses showed that team-development activities, including team building and team training, improve both a team’s objective performance and that team’s subjective supervisory ratings.
At Boot Camp Academy SA, we are passionate about providing you with the right solution for your team and delivering outstanding team building events with an incredible customer experience.
Our activities range from mild to wild, and are tailor made to suit your diverse team and your company budget.