Team building has always been touted as one of the most valuable activities to keep employees connected with the organization and to build a positive organization culture. However, organizations often run it as a checklist activity with regular games like a scavenger hunt or team lunch activity. This causes more harm than good and does not add value to the organization culture. Instead, working with a team building company to organize these events can deliver extraordinary values and redefine your employee experience. It can not only improve the experience but also save time and efforts for your internal teams. Here is how they add value:
Team building companies have years of experience in working with teams and organizations of all types and sizes. They can use this experience to plan creative activities that are more tailored to your goals. Each activity needs to have a purpose to meet it’s objectives. A good team building company will sit with you to outline your objectives and recommend activities based on your team dynamics and social fabric of the organization. This not only gives a head start but also saves you the anxiety of putting together a good activity that works for your team.
Some team members often shy away from participating in collective activities and do not wish to be included. If the activities are organized by internal employees there is also a risk of being biased and team conflicts taking a toll on the overall participation. Instead, handing over the activity to an outside vendor will bring an unbiased approach to it. Every employee is equal to the vendor and they must ensure maximum participation for the success of the activity. As they also have experience in organizing these events they can identify team members that need more reassurance to participate.
Unique, fun, and resourceful
A good team building company can enhance the overall experience by curating unique and fun experiences. They can also be more resourceful to you as they regularly organize these activities and can put together an experience that your team truly enjoys. While this is not to mean that you cannot organize a good event for your teams without a vendor, having one certainly enhances it. In the new normal and hybrid work structures, team building cannot be boring. And lack having a resourceful vendor can stress your internal team with planning and executing an engaging experience. Team building companies today offer a plethora of choices even for remote teams.
Choosing a team building company is likely to have a major impact on the outcome of your event. If you do not choose the right partner you might end up spending the resources and under delivering value to your teams. With team building activities also having a bad reputation for being mundane, it can prove catastrophic if the wrong team building company is chosen. It is time for employers to consider team building companies as culture partners rather than vendors.