If your team has difficulty working together, it’s an issue you need to address quickly. When there is tension in the office, it’s hard to do any productive work, and the company will have trouble reaching its organizational goals. While you can’t control whether employees like each other or not, you can take steps to improve morale and help employees work together despite their differences.
This is where team building comes into play. If you have never heard of this, The Balance defines the term as “the process of turning a group of individual employees into a cohesive team, a group of people organized to work together interdependently and cooperatively to meet the needs of their customers by accomplishing their purpose and goals”. Simply put, it refers to various activities undertaken to motivate team members and increase the overall performance of the team.
The activities can help increase motivation and productivity, foster problem solving, boost morale, encourage creativity and improve communication. They can also help to reduce stress and tension at your office and improve employee relationships.
Who doesn’t love paintball? Some people might enjoy it more than others, but it’s a great, physical team-building exercise. Some might say it’s just rolling around and getting shot with paint, but it’s actually a great way of building trust and commitment while creating a strong team ethic. If you have never tried it, this is the perfect opportunity. You just need to convince the rest of the team members.
Duration: Can take up to 2 or 4 hours
What it requires: Equal number of people to form 2 groups or against each other