The world of business is changing.
No longer can the major corporations continue to be world leaders on the charisma of the CEO alone. This was true a few short years ago as Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt began dominating their respective sectors through their sheer will alone. However, through the changing climate another force has emerged to be the determining factor between success and failure; team building. More and more organizations are starting to implement corporate team building days into their yearly schedule in order to assess, improve, and create skills required in a teamwork atmosphere in order to maintain continuity and integrity within a fast moving economy.
Why Corporate Team Building Days?
As the business world continues to evolve every few generations, there are more specialized skills, better equipment, and highly advanced technology in which corporations must take advantage of. All of this advancement means that the corporation itself must also advance, but it is severely limited when only one man runs the show. For this reason, teams have emerged in the workplace. These teams form a strong cohesive bond in which the continuing changing goals of the company are their focus.
Team building days, that are a consistent part of the yearly calendar, are non-threatening times of challenge, problem solving, and fun interactions that develop communication, creativity, and critical thinking. However, one benefit to corporate team building days outshines any of the latter. Leadership.
Leaders Benefit Through Corporate Team Building Days
Corporate team building days are typically thought of as a day in which big over the top activities like Total Wipeout
and jousting events
are held. Those activities are sometimes a part of the team building day, however, they are not a main staple.
Most of the events included within these type of team building events are focused on the development of new leaders, better communications, and better ability to solve problems. Leaders, both established and new emerging leaders, are those who benefit the most from corporate team building days.
Improved Leadership Skills Benefit Everyone
When you look at the big picture of the corporate world there is always a strong component of leadership. Before it was placed squarely on the shoulders of those men who, by their immense will, could lead people to do the things they needed. In the days of Rockefeller and Carnegie this worked because there were not many opportunities to go to other corporations. Today, this is no longer valid as opportunities abound for people to jump from company to company, startup to startup.
Teams are the building blocks of organizations today. Peter Drucker probably says it best when he wrote, "Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
As you look at each of the areas in which corporate team building days elevate leaders, improve their performance and build their personality then it is easy to see how the entire corporation benefits. Everyone within the team benefits, the corporate division benefits and consumers benefit as the leaders continue to strengthen through corporate team building days.