Team building is a set of actions to create a cohesive team in the workplace from a group of individuals. Teambuilding involves such elements as the overall goal of the team and expected outcomes, common actions or processes that promote motivation and collaboration, and employee participation. With proper management, team building can be an effective tool in the workplace.
Its advantages include developing cooperation among participants, building trust, promoting creativity, and improving productivity. Moreover, well-selected activity helps to identify the strengths and weaknesses of employees. However, there are several drawbacks of this tool that make one doubt the need for its use.
For example, team building involves additional costs, takes the time of employees, and sometimes requires the involvement of a specialist. Employees also do not consider valuable events that are not useful for work but are only entertaining. The disadvantages of team building are also the possibility of conflict due to poor leadership, free-riders, and similar issues.