We sometimes get teams who are looking to arrange a team building activity because, for some reason, they are not gelling as a team. The team manager, or leader, has identified the different skill sets and strengths that they want within their team and selected people accordingly. For for some reason they are just not working. Just because people have the right talents does not make them a team – instead they need to be taught and shown how to become a team. And this is where our team building events come in.
In a way, it is like when an artist is trying to create a masterpiece. Having the right idea and the right paints does not mean they will create a masterpiece. Instead, they need to try different combinations of the paint to find out what works well together and what is the best way to achieve their desired goal. They also need some talent!
For our teams at work, the managers need to help guide them to understand how they complement one another and how they can work together. And team building activities are a superb way of helping them achieve this.