The art of team building

By Posted in - Downtime & Employee News & Internal Communications on February 14th, 2012 0 Comments

For most of us, we spend more time with those we work with than our own families. So beyond the stresses of work – and often limited budgets – how can we strengthen our internal teams? And what are the benefits of a team that enjoys working together each day?

At Full Circle PR, we host quarterly “team building” activities for the group. This can involve anything from a lunch outing to shopping to our most recent project – painting. Today we stopped by Vino and Van Gogh in Greenville to take on a challenge none of us have tried before.

Even though we all had plenty of client work to do, taking time for a two-hour painting lesson took our team of six out of the office to do something fun and challenging. We had conversations that didn’t involve clients, and we all got to know each other a little better (even though we spend 40 hours a week in the same room).

The result? We have a refreshed sense of creativity, better work relationships and we have a new story to share when we talk about our team – all totally worth a few fun hours out of the office.

What stories to you have to share about team building at your place of work?

 

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