Nurturing your team in the corporate environment
In Today's competitive corporate market a successful business needs to develop a loyal customer base and also to generate new clients. In order to achieve your full potential in your particular market, you need efficient and well motivated customer service and sales teams. Teams do not just happen, they are built. The most skilled managers are able to build teams instinctively - but most of us will need a little help. That is where team building comes onto the scene.
Search for 'team building' or 'corporate entertainment' on Google and you will find a bewildering array of available providers from which to choose. As a manager you need to choose wisely - find a mediocre team building activity and you will get exactly that - a mediocre team. You will also get a negative attitude to future events. Generally speaking, a team building exercise like using a plank and barrels to cross a shark infested lawn at a hotel will not inspire. Nor will a weekend of being cold and wet somewhere in the wilds. OK, these will use the skills necessary to foster a team spirit but they are now very dated.
The best form of team building is where the individuals engage with the activities. Where those activities require team work to succeed, because the individuals are engaged, the teams motivate themselves and develop the skills internally - the best way of learning. In the corporate environment, competition is everything - so make sure that your team building provider introduces a strong competitive element to drive the teams to a goal. Your staff will also want to enjoy themselves, so make sure that your provider also ensures that the events will be fun. Spy Games ltd succeed on both counts, treasure hunts, like those offered by Hunt For Treasure are also extremely motivating too as they include both fun and competition elements.
Even better, instead of a team building day, run a corporate reward day for your staff. Corporate entertainment can achieve the same aims, especially where it includes both the fun and competitive elements, again the Spy Games events and corporate treasure hunts in Edinburgh, London or any other location are perfect for this, especially where your important clients are included.
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