‘Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.’
In our era of diversity, having a team that is comfortable working together is an important tool in allowing both the individuals and team to prosper. Effective team building means people are taken outside their comfort zone and encouraged to come together in new ways. By working together to solve challenges, this enables them to build trust, collaboration and removes hints of conflict.
There are a number of insightful stats and quotes that highlight the importance of team building activities in the workplace and schools. These can be seen in the below;
‘Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best task’
‘Students with larger friendship networks were found to have more positive experiences of school leading to higher engagement’
’33% of employees say the ability to collaborate makes them feel more loyal’
‘It is the long history of humankind that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed’
‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’