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Ivan Popov

i was once an athlete. then a journalist. now i am a ceo of an iT company. still running marathons though.

On Team-Building and Its Potential to Make Your Business More Profitable

Ask any aspiring entrepreneur out there and they would probably tell you they seek ways on a daily basis to further scale their business and make it more profitable. And while acquiring leadership and management skills is indeed a must, there’s usually more to it that has the potential to get the enterprise places – essentially, it’s the way people feel while on the job. Hence, today’s topic is about team-building experiences.

I’m oftentimes saddened to discover that there are still enterprises that diminish the importance of team building and the benefits it brings to the table both for the management and the employees. Its essence, however, is to help people build strong bonds and relationships – it’s a well-known fact this often results in the core of successful businesses.

If you, by any chance, are still unfamiliar with team building’s potential or still need convincing, then this article is for you – I’m about to shed some light on those events’ advantages and how can you implement them in your own company’s culture.

Why Is Building Strong Relationships Essential for Successful Enterprises


It’s the realization of a lifetime – yes, we all indeed spend the majority of our time working and so loving what we do is quite crucial for our long-term success, happiness and overall comfort.

Of course, it matters whether we’re pursuing the right job aspirations, our working hours, the atmosphere in the working space and, last but not least, the salary and all benefits and bonuses we get at the end of each month. At first, people may start to believe that’s all there is when it comes to feeling content with our professional lives – but is it really?

Just recently a friend of mine blurted out: “It’s the people that matter almost as much as everything else!” I can’t disagree – imagine having all the above-mentioned boxes checked only to realize that you lack depth, understanding and mutual liking with the colleagues and employees you are constantly surrounded with on a daily basis.

Whenever we, as individuals, feel a strong bond with people, it’s then we begin to feel a sense of belonging. We are way more motivated, productive and finding purpose by showing up every day and delivering our best. Regardless of building strong relationships with our colleagues or employees, they’re equally as important – after all, that’s the exact fundament that’s so pivotal in establishing a team spirit.

Team Building Events Come to the Rescue 

So probably the easiest and most successful way for people to build professional bonds is by the power of team building events – those experiences, often happening outside of the office space environment, have the power to bring people together and closer and form bonds that would eventually help individuals aim at better results work-wise.

Below I’m about to showcase some of the reasons team-building events are indeed so powerful and why should entrepreneurs not miss the chance of engaging themselves and their employees in such experiences.

  • Team buildings are a great place for people to establish better communication – outside-of-office-hours is usually the time when people feel the most at ease and comfortable opening up and being themselves. Essentially, that’s a recipe for honest, friendly and light-hearted communication that ultimately turns into the very fundament of every relationship.
  • People share that they feel way more productive after attending a team-building event – this could easily be explained by the sense of belonging people oftentimes get while participating in a mutual activity of some sort. Whenever a person feels an integrative part of a community, they are more eager to put their best out there in terms of productivity and proactivity.
  • It’s a recipe for a good mood and the creation of a positive work atmosphere – even once the team building ends, people will still have numerous stories to tell each other and reminisce over.
  • Team buildings are the perfect setting for people to get to know each other and explore their work patterns and preferences – through games, quizzes and a variety of workshops, attendees have the opportunity to further explore each other’s character and temperament work-wise so that everybody knows each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • They are great for improving both physical and mental health – a sedentary lifestyle is truly problematic and a lot of people suffer from it due to the specifics of their day-to-day tasks. That said, team-building events oftentimes come up as a solution since employees and management engage in games and sports of some sort. What’s more, those events have a great impact on people’s mental health – spending time outside of the office doing something fun is truly welcome when it comes to finding your inner balance.

Of course, team building events have a tremendous positive impact on leaders and managers as well – they are given the opportunity to upgrade their leadership and problem-solving skills, better get to know their staff and build bonds that will further ease the entire work process and help everyone benefit from increased motivation and productivity.

In a nutshell, team buildings are an essential and integrative part of establishing relationships and improving the overall work atmosphere. I strongly advise leaders and entrepreneurs to consider engaging in such events – I bet soon after they’d witness their numerous benefits and advantages.


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