change is a fact of life. Sometimes however, the pace of change,
uncertainty or changing priorities make it difficult for people
to work together as effectively as they could. In such cases a
team-building experience can pull coworkers together, enable them
to identify with a common cause or set of goals and achieve mutual
understanding. Some of the issues typically explored include:
overall assessment of the department/organization. What is working,
what is not working, and what is amenable to change?
are the organizations mission, vision and values? How
can participants walk the talk and integrate these
concepts into their own roles and job performance?
are we (the participants in the teambuilding session ) as individuals?
What is our individual style, and how does this style mesh/conflict
with that of our coworkers? How does this style hinder or facilitate
the attainment of departmental/organizational objectives?
specific techniques can be used by the group to work more effectively
as a team (eg. In terms of communication, problem solving, goal
Teambuilding allows people to clear the air and communicate in
a healthy and more constructive way. We have conducted teambuilding
sessions with intact work groups and departments, managers and
senior leadership teams.