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Hands In CenterTeam building is an important part of maintaining a successful, efficient group of employees. But oftentimes, employers simply schedule a fun event — like a team trip to the aquarium — with no clear goal in mind. Instead, plan activities that are designed to address weaknesses and unite the team. How do you do this?

Start by determining your team's weaknesses through observation and even surveying employees (which can be done anonymously). Do certain people not get along? Do they need some time to get to know each other better? Is there a lack of communication? Do people need to focus on teamwork, rather than individual goals? Make a list of any existing problems and design activities to address them.

Here are two examples to get your creative juices flowing. They address improved communication and improved interdependence respectively.
  • Survival scenario: Give your team a survival scenario, such as a shipwreck. The lifeboat has enough room for everyone, plus 10 items that they can use once they reach the nearby island for survival. Tell the team to discuss which 10 items they'd choose to take and why. They have to reach an agreement on the items that would best serve them on the island.
  • Obstacle course: In a large room or outdoor area, set up a maze of chairs, boxes, cones etc. Divide the team into pairs, placing focus on individuals who may have trust issues with each other. Blindfold one person in each pair and ask the other to verbally direct the blindfolded partner through the obstacle course. Enforce a penalty of returning to the start if someone bumps into an obstacle. This encourages employees to learn to work together more cohesively.
Just like an athlete trains frequently, team building should become a routine for the best results. Incorporate team building into meetings and/or during a scheduled time each month. Doing so addresses potential issues, improves teamwork and gives your employees a chance to have some fun in each other's company.

Learn more about taking care of your employees. Call Sweet & Baker Insurance Brokers at (415) 512-2100 for more information on San Francisco employee benefits.
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