7 Things To Look Out For In Your Team Building Malaysia Packages
Ever wondered whether team building really works for Malaysian organisations? Or are you one of those people who are aware that most team buildings Malaysia are just a waste of money and time?
Well, honestly, team buildings in Malaysia aren’t voicing out the real dysfunction of the team in the first place. Ask yourself, how does romantic Night Walks in Malaysian tropical rainforests with your entire team or PJ Running Man actually teach you how to build long-lasting relationships or build businesses together? So, here are the 7 things to look out for in your team building Malaysia packages:
Know what you want from your team building
The first step in choosing your team building package is knowing what you want to accomplish with your team building. If what you want is for the team to let loose and relax together outside the office then it might be worth considering if you are actually looking for a company outing, activity or dinner rather than a team building.
Are they engaging and fun?
This is the easiest thing to look out for! While this is a given for most team buildings, especially when it seems like there are a lot of fun activities in the programme, look out for the enthusiasm of the facilitators and belief in their programme. The last thing you want is to attend a team building with trainers who just run through a programme but fail to engage your team.
Team Building Malaysia Packages: Do they ACTUALLY build your team?
Many team buildings are based on taking teams out of the office and into an exotic location where they take part in various activities designed to stretch and challenge them outside of their comfort zone. While that is something to look out for, when choosing your team building, it is worth asking if the activities will actually support the team to bond in a long-term way beyond just the two or three days of the team building.
Do team building packages address the team issues unique to your organization?
Let’s face it, most companies in Malaysia struggle with building cohesive and effective teams. Internal conflicts, lack of communication, not understanding one another, lack of ownership and trust are just some of the issues that many organizations face. Does your team building package actually support you to address these issues or are they swept under the rug in favour of flying foxes and night walks?
Do team buildings increase the productivity of your team?
While it is possible and often tempting to choose the cheapest team building package available when evaluating your team building package it is worth looking at how effective it can be at increasing the efficiency and productivity of your team. A pricier team building that is designed to bring out the best in your team and increase its synergy might bring big gains to your company over the long run.
Do Team Buildings support the development and alignment of your company’s culture?
Implementing a cohesive company culture that gets everyone on the same page is one of the toughest challenges faced by organizations. A great team building supports teams to discover and align to the company’s mission, vision and goals, giving the team greater cohesiveness and helping them move the company forward powerfully.
Will they help your team develop practical structures and action steps to support their learning?
Lastly, many team buildings have activities intended to have participants learn something and some may even teach lessons but how often do employees just go back to the usual way of doing things shortly after they come back to work. The lessons don’t stick and there is rarely meaningful change. When choosing a teambuilding look out for whether or not they support your team to create relevant and practical structures to bring back to the office.
Long story short, the fact that organizations all over Malaysia spend gazillions of Ringgit on team-building outings is the REAL evidence that we need leaders to stop making their leadership issues their team’s issues. Team buildings shouldn’t be a distraction, but a space for leaders and teams to talk about their problems, no matter how uncomfortable it is.
Real and long lasting relationships are what’s needed for any organisation to succeed long term. But that cannot happen without actually holding the space for one another to voice out what’s actually going on. Moreover, team buildings shouldn’t even be a one-off thing annually. If organisations are not building their team’s relationship EVERY DAY, that’s a real problem.
Here’s some food for thought: How often do you acknowledge your teammates for what they have been contributing to the team and the organisation’s vision? How often does the organisation celebrate progress, success or even failure? How often does the team actually ask feedback from one another or give space for constructive feedback to happen?
It’s time for this dysfunctional industry to change. It’s time to build TRIBES, not teams.
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