In the first part of this article, we shared with you what is a teambuilding and some questions that you should answer while deciding if a teambuilding is the best option to address the situation that your business is facing.
We will now introduce four types of teambuildings and when it is best to use each one of them. They are:
Which one is the best option for your business? The answer lies on the real needs of the group as well as on what you want to achieve with the intervention.
Employees who are working only to address a particular situation could benefit from a problema solving session.
Supervisors who are facing problems with their teams whose members are not following instructions could begin with a training about communications and then have sessions to get to know the team members’ personalities.
A group that is not achieving expected results could focus on solving problems.
Employees who do not focus on the task at hand and yes on talking about each other could participate in a session to get to know the team members’ personalities and others to develop specific skills that would help them to interact productively.
A leader who understands, explains, models, applies, and follows-up on what happens during the team building WILL make a difference.
Remember: if you do not understand the reasons behind those behaviors that you are observing, the teambuilding will only be a band-aid.
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