What is team building ?
Team building is the process of turning a group of individuals into a cohesive team. A team is a group of people organized to work together interdependently and cooperatively to meet the needs of their customers and their companies by accomplishing their purpose and goals.
Different kind of team building activities in Thailand
The activities offered by companies to their employees to stimulate and strengthen the link between them can be really diversified :
- Cooking contest
- Surviving in the jungle competitions
- Beach olympics
- Bike and ATV race
- CSR activities
- Sumo wrestling
Those activities can take an hour up to few days which allows the members to be closer to each other and to be more effective as a group.
Why do Thai people like team building ?
Thailand is a highly collectivist country. This is manifest in a close long-term commitment to the member ‘group’ (a family, extended family, or extended relationships). Thus Thai people are really open to conversation with their co-workers but rarely consider them as a part of their “close group”. Team building is here to push all of them closer to this “close group” and to feel a bit like a family while working. It allows a very friendly atmosphere at the workplace which is why Thai people like team building.
What are the benefits of team building for a company ?
There are a lot of benefits for a company to set up team building sessions such as :
- Increase productivity: The collaborative nature of a team building challenge teaches people how to work together more effectively. It allows staff to see that everyone has different skills and approaches to a problem.
- Improve communication: Team building exercises can help to foster better communication skills in staff and develop their ability to co-operate well.
- Keep employees motivated: Simply running a team building activity sends a message to your staff – you care about their well-being. Events designed to help them grow and develop new skills indicate that a company is committed to its employees.
Team building is an appreciated concept in Thailand which allows the workers to experience funnier times at work and the companies to benefit from an increase of productivity, a better communication and more motivation. It is a win-win situation.