Good teamwork is based on solid communication and interaction between team members, and teambuilding is often necessary to build those strong connections across team members. In environments that are often designed to be competitive, interaction and mutual support are not always immediate behaviours. Those behaviours have much better effects on the team’s performance and effectiveness, as well as on the overall team morale, but exactly because they are not instinctive behaviors in groups, they often need to be built into the team’s everyday working life.
Look for teambuilding online and you’ll be presented with a huge amount of results, each one referring to a different workshop based on a different method. Provided a basic level of professionalism on the trainer’s side, every method has pros and cons. Given that, your number one criterion for choosing a trainer or event should be how well that person’s method fits your team’s attitude and needs.
Our teambuilding workshops
We base our workshops on building communication and interaction skills in the team, specifically we break down communication skills in three steps:
- getting a message across to the other person
- building a connection and maintaining the other person’s attention
Our aim is to build these skills in each team member in a way that they will continue to reinforce teamwork for long after the workshop is finished. We ensure this by adopting a very practical approach via continuous exercises, games and direct interaction. By working more on the practical side instead of providing a theoretical presentation, we can ensure a longer persistence of the concepts we explain, as well as a better understanding of the team behaviors that lead to better results.
For each step of our workshop, we focus on providing the team with the following:
- a practical experience of a different way of communicating and working together
- a detailed explanation of the scientific background of the exercises
- a light and humorous approach – we want to keep things funny and entertaining, but also very, very serious!