Achieve business success through growing a high-performing team

Want to get lasting results from team-building activities?

Often when we think a team isn’t as productive as it could be, our first reaction is to spend some money on team-building exercises, often off-site.

In my experience, your typical team-building challenge or social activity is great for getting out of the office and having fun together, but we tend to expect them to achieve a lot more.

Unfortunately, unless you plan carefully, the social benefits of spending time together won’t necessarily translate to business benefits.

What most team-building activities are not great for is creating lasting change

This is why:

  • Team-building has to happen every day – in the reality of your work environment.
  • Team ‘issues’ are rarely about the team. To resolve them, you have to consider the individuals.
  • Generic team activities are unlikely to address the specific needs of your team.
  • Creating behavioural change requires insight, understanding and time.

What will work?

If you’re looking for a way to get your team to work more productively together, look for solutions that:

  • Start with an analysis of your team members’ perceptions of the team;
  • Are based on the realities of your workplace; and
  • Provide suggestions you can implement now for immediate – and lasting – impact.

What do you think?

Do you have ideas for effective and lasting team-building?  Please share your insights by adding a comment below.

What will you do now about team-building?

Any team-building activity that contributes to better teamwork will focus on how these high-performance characteristics are applied in the workplace.

You could start by learning more about your team. Or read this case study of one team development process.

So – what will YOU do now for YOUR team?

With our years of experience working with teams, we have a heap of ideas, tools and resources we’re happy to share, so get in touch if you would like some help.

We’re also happy to help you check if the team-building activity you have in mind is likely to bring you the results you’re after.


PS. The H Factor has an inbuilt platform to enable you to work better together. Book your free demo today!


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About Susan Rochester

Susan is Senior Consultant and Coach at Aster HR. She also co-hosts the Work Wonders podcast with Angela Gauci. With over 20 years experience in consulting and coaching, Susan provides clarity and insights for our clients based on past experience and the latest research.

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