Top 10 Trends in Team Building

by Deseri Garcia - June 11th, 2013

Top 10 Team Building TrendsCorporate leaders, trainers, coaches and consultants are drawn to team building because of its long-term effectiveness in the workplace. As we look toward goal achievement and plans for individual and team development, it’s valuable to know the trends in the business.

Key benefits of team building include:
•Communication enhancement – breaking down barriers
•Build on individual strengths and strengthen leadership skills
•Create opportunities for groups of people to work with each other to accomplish goals and objectives
•Leveraging resources – break down silos
•Tap into new avenues of creativity and brainstorming
•Project management, organization and teamwork skills

Here is a list of the top 10 trends:

1. Team Building that gives back to the community – Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic focused events; charity bike build, putt putt for pantry, backpacks for kids, to name a few.

2. TV inspired events – Min It to Win It Teams, music and video events, Corporate Survivor, Amazing Race and game show simulations.

3. Virtual team building events – on-line and multi-location interactive events.

4. Culinary-centric Events – sangria making and marketing challenge, stir-fry cooking challenge, bake a cake and chili cook-off.

5. Team building with movement, art and music – drum circles, team movement, team artwork projects.

6. Technology and Gaming – smart phone hunts, urban gaming, iPad team events,

7. Team Development Events – experience-based training events tied to specific team or corporate development objectives.

8. Team Building and Business Simulations – leadership and business skills development.

9. Outdoor and Adventure-based – strategic activities, ropes challenge courses, build a boat and orienteering.

10. Multi-day destination retreats – consultative experience-based professional development events.

Team building events are not to be confused with recreational activities. The ROI and true value of a well facilitated team building experience comes from process, debrief and reflective questioning.

Deseri Garcia
Vida Aventura

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