Category Archives: Team Build

Building optimally functioning teams that impact on organizational success

This article will look at the impact of a highly effective team on the other components of the organization. It will also look at how every team can best optimise its performance, with a specific look at the different steps a team can employ.

This article seeks to outline the relevance and the impact of a well-functioning team in the success of an organisation. This impact can be seen in the current boom of team building activities for example. Additionally, it is evident in the rise of the categorization of different team types (e.g. the Belbin team types) that make a team more effective in its performance.

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Team Types – Understanding the role and contribution of each team member

For teams to be effective it is necessary for them to have a diverse composition of members. Each team member plays a distinct role, which enables the team to be a consolidated whole. Over the years, researchers have taken the initiative to carefully define and group individuals in various categories –  referred to as team types or team roles.

Understanding which team type the different members of a team belong to leads to valuable insight on how team members can be predicted to think, to feel and to relate in certain situations. This behaviour can be either advantageous for the team and by extension the organisation or it can be disadvantageous. Either, there is a need for team leaders to have an awareness of their own role and that of members on their teams.

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Teambuilding Themes

Team building is one of many strategies used to facilitate organisational development. The concept is used to explain the attempts of any organisation to develop and to enhance collaboration between its employees. Societies have become more dynamic and as a result, the work environment has become characterised by people of diverse personality types and cultural backgrounds. Individuals in organisations are challenged on a day-to-day basis to master the art of working with people they may have nothing in common with. In order to maximise their own productivity and by extension, that of the organisation it is essential that individuals in an organisation feel adequately equipped to work with the people in their respective organisations.

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Why investing in team building makes sense

Investing in team building

Investing in team building

Any business or organisation that employs two or more staff members effectively has created a team. A team can be seen as a group of individuals that work together towards a common goal or vision and who share in its rewards. The collective sum of the strengths and weaknesses determine the successes or failures of any team. In order to succeed as a team, putting in effort in developing the very core strengths and skills of each team member is indispensable as is identifying and resolving the weaknesses and shortcomings of each member.

Building a ‘winning’ team is the primary purpose and focus of team building and thus investing in it makes sense as it will define the level of success, in practically every area, of a business or organisation.

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Team Building with Improved Team Dynamics (Full Day)

Team Dynamics

Team Dynamics

Capacity Trust offers full day team building using the MBTI to facilitate the growth of the team and to improve team dynamics. This workshop commences with the same content as the half-day team building workshop. The second part of the MBTI program is customized depending on what the team needs and the key issues they are currently facing.

It is also an opportunity for team members to share insights and personal strategies that they are already working on and are committed to implementing. Prior to the workshop the Capacity Trust team surveys the team members and managers to identify the particular challenges the team is facing.

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