Last week, Kodework held a team building session for the project and delivery managers, along with team leaders, on their floor with the Vice President of Human Resources, Shwetha Pinto.
With a total of fourteen people present for the session, they began with an activity that involved a ball of string. The team was asked to stand in a circle in the room with Shwetha holding the ball of string in her hand. She then pulled out one end, leaving enough string to throw it to the second person who then did the same with the third person and so on. This process was followed until everyone in the circle was holding a part of the string. The ends of the string were finally tied together ensuring that there wasn’t a single person who wasn’t connected.
Of course, during the course of passing the string around, it got knotted. This was a key learning moment for all those present since they were then required to work together and come up with a way to untangle the string.
The objective of doing this was to show that no matter what part a person plays in an organization, anything and everything they do will have an effect on everyone else they work with. The activity also taught those present, the importance of taking ownership for their actions when working on projects.
Team building is an essential part of any organization given that employees have different personalities and work styles. For a business to succeed, it is of utmost importance that every employee is able to co-operate across projects and everyday tasks. Team building activities go a long way in helping achieve better workplace relationships. This would then have a positive impact on the organization’s processes and goals by increasing productivity, improving communication, keeping employees motivated and helping them develop problem-solving skills.
The senior management team at Nordic Intent plans on holding many more team building activities for all its employees in the near future to ensure that they continue to work together for the growth of the organization.