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Building bonds and boosting business – why you should book an Escot teambuilding day

In today’s fast-paced business world, collaboration and communication are key ingredients for success. But with remote teams becoming increasingly common, and daily routines often feeling siloed, fostering a strong sense of community within the workforce can be a challenge. This is where teambuilding days come in, offering a unique opportunity to invest in your employees’ relationships and ultimately, your company’s overall success.

Assault course at Escot Estate
  1. Enhanced communication and collaboration

Teambuilding activities, by their very nature, require employees to work together towards a common goal. This shared experience fosters communication, allowing individuals to understand each other’s strengths, communication styles, and working preferences. As they navigate challenges and celebrate successes together, communication becomes more natural and fluid, enabling them to collaborate more effectively when they return to their daily tasks.

  1. Improved problem-solving skills

Teambuilding activities often involve problem-solving challenges, requiring teams to think outside the box and develop creative solutions. This collaborative problem-solving fosters critical thinking skills and encourages individuals to approach challenges from different perspectives. By working together to overcome obstacles, teams become better equipped to tackle complex problems and navigate unexpected challenges within the workplace.

  1. Stronger bonds and trust

Teambuilding activities create a shared experience that helps break down personal boundaries and build camaraderie amongst colleagues. Engaging in fun activities fosters a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing individuals to connect on a more personal level. This fosters trust and strengthens bonds, leading to a more positive and collaborative work environment.

  1. Increased employee engagement and morale

A well-organised teambuilding day demonstrates that the company values its employees and is invested in their well-being and happiness. This recognition goes a long way in boosting employee morale and engagement. When employees feel valued and appreciated, they are more likely to be motivated, satisfied, and dedicated to their work.

  1. Improved leadership and employee recognition

Teambuilding activities often provide opportunities for leaders to showcase their leadership skills in a different setting. By taking on different roles or participating alongside their team members, they can build trust and demonstrate their commitment to collaboration. Additionally, these activities can be designed to highlight the strengths and contributions of individual team members, fostering a culture of appreciation and recognition.

Archery at Escot Estate

Making the most of your teambuilding day

 

To reap the benefits of a teambuilding day, careful planning and execution are crucial. Here are some things to consider:

  • Know your objectives: Identify what you aim to achieve with the day. Do you want to improve communication, boost morale, or enhance problem-solving skills? Tailor your activities to meet these specific goals.
  • Involve your team: When choosing activities, consider employee preferences and interests. Gathering input from your team can lead to higher engagement and enthusiasm for the day.
  • Choose the right activities: opt for activities that are challenging yet achievable, promoting collaboration and participation from all team members. Ensure the activities are inclusive and cater to different personality types and skill sets.
  • Create a positive environment: Encourage interaction and participation and foster a sense of fun and enjoyment. Celebrate successes and acknowledge individual contributions.

Follow up and reflect: After the event, discuss the experience with your team and gather feedback. This allows you to understand what worked well and what could be improved for future events.

Axe throwing team building activity

So what teambuilding options do we offer at Escot?

We are very fortunate to have an onsite partner, Devon Activity Centre. Based not far from Escot House, they provide a multitude of activities so you can choose those that best suit your team.

  • Land Raft
  • Minefield
  • Axe Throwing
  • Archery
  • Air Rifles
  • Laser Clay Shooting
  • Assault Course
  • Interactive Treasure Hunt
  • Defuse The Bomb
  • Segway Racing Olympics
  • Segway Safari
  • Real Clay Shooting
  • Go Karting
  • Quad Safari
  • Football Golf

 

You can tailor your day, some clients like to have a conference or seminar at Escot House in the morning, and teambuilding activities in the afternoon. Probably the best way round as some activities include mud! The Escot House team will provide for your catering requirements, from teas and coffees to start your day off, breaktime snacks, homemade lunches to suit all appetites and dietary requirements. In warmer months Lady Lucy is always happy to fire up the BBQ!

Invest in your team, invest in success

A well-organised teambuilding day is not just a fun outing; it’s a strategic investment in your company’s most valuable asset – your people. By fostering communication, collaboration, and strong bonds amongst your team, you lay the groundwork for a more productive, engaged, and successful workforce. In today’s competitive landscape, where talent retention is key, a strong team culture can be your organisation’s differentiator, propelling you towards achieving your business goals. So, take a step back, invest in your team, and watch as your business flourishes through the power of connection and a shared sense of purpose.

Contact us soon to discuss your ideal teambuilding day!

Space hopper fun at Escot Estate

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