ProfessionalEDGE – We like this article from Executive Oasis International about how team building programs are finding their way back onto corporate organizational development and training agendas in 2013. According to the article, some of the key goals and benefits of team building include:
- Communicating changes in strategic direction, rolling out new initiatives and winning team support.
- Brainstorming ideas for new products, services, target markets, and sources of revenue.
- Bringing teams together to generate solutions to business challenges.
- Breaking down silos and promoting cross-functional teamwork.
- Removing bottlenecks.
- Resolving conflicts.
The article highlights ‘team building incorporating outdoor activities to inspire out of the box thinking’ as a primary example of how companies can embrace team building practices to achieve strategic results. Here at The EDGE, we strongly agree! On a yearly basis, participants take advantage of our professional Leading Edge challenge course and team building programs to enhance organizational effectiveness in their departments, teams, and formal and informal groups. Also, if it’s more conducive to your needs, our Edge on Wheels program lets The EDGE come to your site. This option gives your organization the flexibility you may need to benefit from team building programs without having to go off-site.
Executive Oasis is a Toronto-based consulting firm. The full article is available here on its website.