The Benefits of Team Working It’s no surprise that working in a supportive team contributes to employee engagement levels, yet time after time we uncover teams where a ‘them and us’ attitude prevails and gets in the way of growth. Teamwork brings about lots of benefits so it’s worth investing time in the team so they can connect and work collaboratively towards a collective goal. Lets look at some of the benefits team working can bring. A sense of belonging A sense of belonging is a human need, just like the need for food and shelter. A sense of belonging to a group improves motivation, health, and happiness. Many find belonging to a team provides a purpose, and a heightened sense of feeling valued. Ability to play to strengths A team is made up from people with various strengths. A lot of energy can be spent working on things that individuals find hard to do or draining. Working in a team enables tasks to be aligned to individual’s strengths which could bring faster output, higher performance, more energy and increased job satisfaction. Having a network of people for support There are times when indiviudals are not sure of the next steps, times when workloads are overbearing and maybe times when we just need to talk things through. Working in a team provides the opportunity to share what is on our mind, check out our thoughts, motivate each other, and build our confidence and self-belief. It is amazing the amount of camaraderie that is created in teams, especially when the going gets tough. When you know you have the support and encouragement of a team behind you, you are highly likely to be braver and push yourself harder. More creative thinking We all have different skills, knowledge and personal attributes. By using all of these different aspects in a team, more ideas can be produced. As more ideas are generated, more creative solutions are promoted, leading to better results. The opportunity to develop and acquire new skills Working in a team exposes individuals to a whole range of skills and opportunities from which they can to learn from others. In addition, when new people join the team they bring a vast array of previous experience and associated skills and abilities and this can further broaden our own skills set. Having fun! Working in a team that has fun together not only makes work a pleasant environment to be in, but it can also act as stress relief too! So go on and have some fun today! If your team needs to connect and have some fun, why not get in touch and we can design a bespoke team event for you. EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT – we are running an Employee Engagement Workshop on Wednesday 29th June or Tuesday 27th September at the York Science Park, to book a place click here.
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