Friday 14 December 2012
Corporate team building has the potential to boost staff morale and improve the bottom line, one people management expert has claimed.
Hilary Jeanes, a leadership coach and HR consultant with PurpleLine Consulting, said such strategies can demonstrate to employees that 'we're all in this together'.
She suggested that workers can share success with their colleagues, which helps bring teams together and strengthen individual relationships.
Ms Jeanes noted that people should be able to make a unique contribution to tasks, but also benefit from the efforts of others.
"If people feel involved, they enjoy their work more," she suggested.
As a result, they may feel more committed to the organisation - which can lead to reduced staff attrition and lower recruitment and training costs.
A skilled worker who knows their job inside out is also likely to be more productive than someone who has just joined the company.
As such, Ms Jeanes urged business leaders to consider the merits of corporate team building, it terms of reducing churn and ensuring performance levels within the organisation are optimised.
She said the results pay off in terms of improved individual - and business - performance.
Posted by Jenny Arthur