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Overcoming Pitfalls In Team Building

By Bart Icles

It is quite normal for organizations these days to have work teams. Over time, it has been proven that organizations are able to better achieve their goals through collaborative effort. To help organizations build better teams, they encourage not only their employees but also their managers to participate in team building activities. However, not all activities are able to deliver the desired results. It helps to know more about the pitfalls of these activities so that we can avoid them and keep them from happening. In this way, we can have more successful activities that help in building better teams.

The most common reason why team building programs and activities fail at delivering desired results is the failure to give sufficient time for planning. It makes a lot of difference to plan well in advance if we were to develop a foolproof program for building better teams. In line with this, we also need to set a realistic budget for the program or activity. One mistake that most organizations do is setting an unrealistic budget while failing to allocate it appropriately.

Another common mistake that organizations have in preparing a team building activity is choosing a place or venue for the program before they have determined the scope or content of their session. They tend to forget that there are some venues that are not meant to accommodate certain activities and when the time comes that adjustments need to be made, they realize it too late.

There are also times when the activity or program is designed to be too specific that there is not enough wiggle room in the agenda. There is also the failure to give more time for sessions when participants are too analytical. In cases such as these, it makes a lot of difference to set a realistic time frame for activities and sessions. In this way, participants can truly get the most they can from the activities or the program.

While it is true that there are lots of pitfalls to team building programs and activities but this does not mean that there is no way to have this kind of program successfully carried out. We simply need to be familiar with these common mistakes so we can make the necessary corrections and adjustments. We also need to have an emergency plan to cover for circumstances that we least expected to take place. In this way, we can find better success in our attempts to build better teams within our organizations.

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Icles, Bart "Overcoming Pitfalls In Team Building." Overcoming Pitfalls In Team Building. 7 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 2 Mar 2015 <http://uberarticles.com/business/team-building/overcoming-pitfalls-in-team-building/>.

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