Teambuilding - a relatively new term in the field of personnel management.
And there are good team building events for businesses?
Whatever is said or written by expertspersonnel management, team building entirely depends on the individual leader. A good example - the football team Manchester United. One of the best teams in the world sharply lowered its league level with the departure of legendary coach - Sir Alex Ferguson. It would seem that there is all - superplayer, team spirit (to play in the great Manchester United - the dream of every football player), the distribution of roles, waste interaction, motivation (oh yeah, favorite spices HR-motivation!). And the results under the new coach did not want. Why? Yes missing one ingredient - Ferguson's magic.
The word "team building" come within the scope ofmanagement of sports personnel. Sport, as a business, a tough thing. Only in sports results shown faster. Twice for 45 minutes in football - and you are either lost or won (even a draw is often perceived by the parties as a loss or vice versa). The business result of the actions shown not at once, leaving room for extra manipulation.
For example, for "team building activities." This is one of the nightmarish terms. The combination of the Soviet show off with a specialized pathos. And yet - somehow went down in dense office vocabulary word "corporate" (short for "corporate", apparently). Even if in the "Corporation" less than a dozen employees, all the same - a joint celebration of the festival proudly called this word.
I pay attention to the word, because for them,We must be certain things. A business must lead to a result. If your organization has enthusiastically promoted the corporate culture, carry out corporate events, team building trainings are visiting, form a team spirit, and at the same frantic turnover of staff at all levels - cease to engage in this nonsense and spend it on the company's funds.
At the head of the business corner is the goal. To achieve the goal of the team is formed (organization, department, division, department, division, etc.), capable of performing certain functions and achieve results. team leader directs the work. From it primarily required result. He forms a team. How?
Every manager assembles a team under him, inaccording to their ideas about business. Even if the primary selection of staff carries out the personnel manager, the last word, as a rule, for the head. It distributes functions in accordance with the position, he sees a portrait of the ideal performer of these functions. And it will be one way or another seek from employees as close to the ideal of a drawn them. On the other hand, employees also assess whether they want to work under such leadership. Every person - a person with cockroaches in my head. Who knows, because what constitutes or does not add up relationships. Collect (and keep) a team of only two people - the family - and the oh so easy. And here - the hard-working team!
In any case, building relationshipsin the organization of the parties assessed two characteristics - the professional skills and personal qualities. Which one is more important, it is difficult to say. Rather, the combination thereof is important. Moreover, if the professional can be increased (through training, coaching), the adult character changes are generally not subject to. Is it possible to build personal relationships through training? I doubt it. So, head primarily focused on functionality. His task - to distribute among employees so clearly defined functions that have only been established between a local results for the whole. The main thing - defined responsibilities of each individually and depending on the overall result.
Note the fundamental difference: Head of the team is required to achieve the goal, and employees have the right to work or not to work under such leadership. Folk wisdom - love can not be.
For example, the head still hasnecessary for business professionals. Not the fact that this is a team. Inside team will necessarily contradictions. There is no perfect team, where all can not live without each other and constantly illuminated Western smiles. You can certainly try to establish internal relationships by means of training and joint activities, spending a moment or private employees, or business. Which option is painless for the business? Staff time - to perform the duties. The whole team, among other things. Do I have to tear them from their joint business, to learn to do the work together? Private same time - for the rest of the workers and of the problems professional environment too. Hardly obyazalovke be with the team even during non-working time helps to strengthen the team. A family, for example, how do? And in general, the ability to have private time (otsium) determined in Roman times unlike a free man by a slave. So, personal problems in the interaction of staff should be solved in the course of work.
It turns out that the formation of collectiveteam depends entirely on the head. First, it determines the composition of the staff according to their ability to perform certain tasks. Second, all available methods (work organization, personal influence) to prevent conflicts that could prevent you from completing tasks. Third, it leads the to the achievement of the objectives.
In my opinion (and I speak as aHead for 25 years), if there is an idea of teambuilding, the leader must turn our gaze primarily on themselves. Do not teach people to be a team and learn how to manage your team so that about him (staff) could say - the team. It is difficult to manage on their own? Then, perhaps, the best option - the presence of the head of a personal coach (trainer). Ideally, the task of a business coach - help build work so that staff perform their functions independently, without direct participation of the head, seeing it (and this is very important!) As a thought leader. And this is a team. So in the sport. So it is in business.