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Team Building and SERVPRO

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team after successfully completing escape rooms.

Team building brings co-workers together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork.

The management team at SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha knows that some of the tasks that our technicians are required to do may not always be desirable. So we try to have fun in other ways to accomplish that. Fun activities outside of work help people interact a different setting. The entire team had fun and enjoyed competing against the clock to escape from two different rooms in the shortest amount of time at an escape room.

One of the most powerful reasons for team building is to get results. Through a series of planned team building events that are fun and motivational, teams build skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. These team building activities help to facilitate long term team team growth through genuine connections, deeper discussions, and friendships.

1. Communication and working better together.
To no surprise, communication and working better together is the top reason why people choose team building. Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone. One of the best outcomes for team building is that the activities actually work to improve communication. Many hold these activities with the specific goal of working on communication and trust. While this is a general goal for every office, you may find certain areas of communication that could be focused on.

2. Networking, socializing and getting to know each other better.
Socializing and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. But not only does it increase morale but it also allows for the group to work better at solving everyday workplace issues. Holding a team building activity can be short and sweet over lunch, or it can be a well-planned event that everyone has more time to plan for! Either way, team building has all the resources you’ll need to make it fun and beneficial. By holding an impromptu or spontaneous event to show appreciation helps motivate individuals and build the team as a whole.

3. Collaboration and the fostering of innovation and creativity.
People tend to have a larger imagination when they are around people they are comfortable with. Successful team building events not only bring people closer together, but they also contribute to a more successful and creative workplace. Everyday workplace collaboration is key to a successful business. For example, a coach always has assistants to help out when needed.

4. Teamwork and boosting team performance.
Team building activities also work to improve workplace projects that involve teamwork because it helps the teams understand each other better. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This understanding helps them work even better together on future progress vital to a company. When everyone is contributing their best, it sets the tone for a positive work culture. Each team is different and every individual has something unique to contribute. Once you can identify and encourage everyone to reach their individual potential, your team will be able to reach its collective potential as well.

5. Celebration, team spirit, fun, and motivation.
After any sports team wins a major championship, they celebrate and have fun, which motivates them to want to win even more. This extreme example shows that the celebration, cheering, and fun that comes with every team building event can motivate employees to bring their job performance to the next level!

6. Competition and bragging rights.
Competition has been shown to increase productivity. By channeling that increased productivity into a fun, inclusive team building activity, teams can bond in a more effective way than by other methods. Learning to work well together can take some time, but you’d be surprised at how fast teams can come together when there is an incentive to win on the table.

A successful team building activity will surely mean a more comfortable and successful workplace environment for any company, large or small.

To see our team in action, call SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha for all your water damage, fire damage, mold and asbestos abatement needs call (262)542-0900.

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