Team Building Activities in Philadelphia

As a child, you may have read in books about “Ants “and how they survive by forming a team that works on a ‘Never Say Die’ attitude. These tiny creatures often go looking for food in a line, share everything they find. They are highly disciplined about the way they work.

Imagine, if we humans also had a similar method of working, wouldn’t we be able to produce more than 100% results? Of course yes, but we also must accept that the work which we humans do in real life are not as simple as finding food and bringing it home.

For team building to take place a team must think and act in a similar way, but considering the complexity of the tasks we humans handle, we may have to form multiple teams to finish a single activity with several tasks involved.

Now the question is, how does a leader form a team? From where does he or she find the team members and how do they delegate jobs to them so that success is assured? Here are some simple and easy tips:

1. Divide the jobs and tasks at hand and identify how many people would be needed to complete the overall tasks involved in the activity.

2. Identify what qualifications and skill set would be required in the people you hire to perform these tasks.

3. Identify the timelines within which the tasks need to be delivered and make sure the number of people you choose to hire are enough in numbers to meet the deadline.

4. Understand the psychology of the people you hire by clearly speaking to them about the goals you desire to achieve and understanding their expectations from the job.

Once you ensure that the above four points have been fully met, you can shortlist the members you think would fit into your team and start working with them. An important point here is what do you do with your team members after having them onboard. Here are the steps necessary to steer your team towards success:

1. Induct the chosen team as part of the existing system and communicate every single detail of the job or tasks at hand clearly to the team you select and make sure the deadlines are communicated too.

2. Motivate your team members by assigning them the tasks they can complete quickly and efficiently and once in a while, reward them for the good work.

3. Seek feedback from your team members from time-to-time to understand how things are going and incorporate their suggestions to make them feel empowered and involved as leaders.

4. Hold team meetings and get-togethers often to make sure that all the team members have goals aligned with the organization’s success.