Companies put a lot of effort into team building.
They spend thousands on booking events and locations to foster team spirit. Weekends away, surviving in the wilderness, setting tasks to pass to create a better understanding of teamwork.
Thing is, it’s very often a false economy. Team building exercises like this can work, but often feel like role-playing exercises – they’re not real-life examples.
Instead of sending people away to build a team, why not build it from the inside on recognizable terrain?
Open up the silos; ask for, and then listen to, ideas and suggestions; encourage and recognize greatness; make everyone equal.
Want to build a great team? Make the team great to begin with.