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Team Building Activities to Boost Communication and Collaboration

Team building is very important when it comes to effective communication and collaboration, and there is always room to improve this. In a fast-paced work environment, it’s critical that employees communicate effectively which will overall bring greater outputs for the business. 

Keep on reading to discover some team-building activities that will help boost communication and collaboration. 

Group problem-solving activities

One way communication and collaboration can be boosted is through holding regular team-building activities. For example, employers could introduce an internal problem-solving task that in hand will make employees work together, improving their communication skills and collaboration. However, there are other benefits too. The goal could be an internal task that in hand could potentially fix an issue mentioned in the business. 

Communication Exercises

Another activity could be to increase communication exercises. This will effectively help develop the team develops all kinds of communications, across different areas of the workplace. These can range from:

  • Personality-based team building techniques.
  • Activity-based team-building techniques.
  • Skills based team building techniques.
  • Problem solving team building.

All these different team-building techniques will be a great communication exercise that can be shared across different teams across the workplace.

Team Building Games

Team building can be developed outside the workplace. For example, this can include a game of football, hedge-cutting with the team, community volunteering, and many more. Encouraging your team to engage in a range of different activities outside the workplace will increase their communication, and the team members will also get to know each other better. 

Role-playing exercises

Simulating different work challenges will help develop the team to know how to respond to a particular situation at work. This could be work-related problems to logistical issues, where a problem with the team could arise. This could even extend to health emergencies that could always arise in the workplace.

Examples could include: 

  • Work-related accidents. If an individual injures themselves at work it’s important the team works together to ensure they can get the support they need. The same goes if a team member is off sick and needs time to recover, and work needs covering. 
  • A mock work exercise. For example, a group task needs a team to complete it effectively. From here, strategies will be created that will be able to be implemented in real life. 

Overall, it’s clear that team-building activities can have a significant impact on boosting communication and collaboration. It’s important to remember however that seeing results may not be evident straight away, and results may not be evident until a situation arises where communication is vitally needed.