Team Building Course
Why do people need to go on a team building course?
If people are about to attempt to work on a set of outcomes or achieve specific task it is important that they are able to work with a common focus and purpose. As a group of individuals they need to be aligned together so that they can add up to more than just the sum of their parts. This is why team building is so important.
It is quite a natural process for teams to form themselves over a period of time. It is possible to integrate individual goals with shared goals as the team members become familiar with each other. At first, there may be conflict, but eventually the team can align itself and make sure that the right people are tasked with the right things so that the team is on the right track to their goal. The goals do need to be clearly defined though - because occasionally teams are created in order to meet a defined organizational need but do not have clearly defined goals. This can cause the team to take longer to start delivering what is required.
Where a team building course comes in is that it can accelerate the process of team formation that eventually may happen naturally. Clear goals are set from the beginning and a variety of techniques and tools are used in order to further accelerate the process and bring together the team effectively and quickly.
Teams seem to undergo re-organization more often these days. Organizations need these teams to be able to perform a lot quicker than the natural team building process allows. So, organizational change is catalyzed by an accelerated team building process. Most teams will have an initial enthusiasm but team building can harness that enthusiasm and convert it into tangible results.
It is that initial mass of enthusiasm and ideas that is so vital to a team. When the team is simply a collection of individuals they may only have the project and maybe their job title as something in common. People will have their ideas as to how the team should progress, but these may not complement each other and may not lead to the motivation and delivery focus that the organization would want. If this initial period is allowed to happen naturally then it may be found that some or many team members will not find the experience comfortable.
Organizations used to be hierarchical, but now they are flatter and more responsive, with teams being put together to focus on a particular task. The teams will draw experience and skills of people around the functional departments in the organization and may not be located in the same place as each other. Team building courses will focus these teams immediately on success and delivery.