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Singapore's universities and schoolsconduct orientation camps at the start of the school term so that students can be properly situated and inducted into the overall environment and culture. Offices do the same too, withonboarding and orientation procedures that help to ease new workers in, and integrate them into the overall workings of the office.
"Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." – Patrick Lencioni
Hence, beyond perfunctory work, it is ideal if colleagues can effectively bond, so that a foundation of trust, teamwork, and camaraderie can be formed. How this can be achieved, is through regular team building activities and events. It can be something as quick as an indoor office activity, or a monthly or fortnightly corporate day out where team members participate in competitive activities, sports, or outdoor adventures.
Hidden.sg has a list of such indoor and outdoor activities that you may take interest in.
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan
Benefits of Team Building and Team Bonding Activities
Essentially, this can also create room for open discussion, better ideas, and innovation — that’s value-added creativity for you. What this also suggests is a happier individual, happier team, and happier office.
In fact, having a bonded and close-knitted team can ensure that colleagues are able to identify one another’sstrengths and weaknesses, and are better able to prop one another up through an act of recompensating and balancing. With stronger teamwork, then, this can better undergird and realise the company’s visions, values, and goals. It’s improvement on an interpersonal, teamwork, and organisational level.
"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison."
– James Cash Penney
Interestingly, team bonding events canflag out who are the best leaders for the job. In competitive activities, the staff with the most leadership potential may stand out, and this can enable managers to pick the next best person for future promotions and events. If anything, the fact that this occurs in a relaxed atmosphere and environment, can give rise to the more natural leader among the lot. It also staves off any pressure to adopt a predisposing behaviour in the office.