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Myths About Team Building Activities

July 18, 2017 by The Fun Empire Team

Team Building Myths

“’HUH, team building activities, it's is a waste of time la”

I’m pretty sure this is one of the most commonly heard complains whenever your supervisor tells you to go for a team-building event. Many of us do not know about the benefits that team building activities have, and we often dread it. Did you know that team building activities improve communication, enhanced productivity, and enhance positive team morale? Furthermore, it also helps to promote work-life balance within the department and provide an opportunity to know your colleagues better!

In addition, there have been numerous myths about team building on the net, thus, this blog is here to debunk some of these Team Building myths, similarly, you can check out 62 Unique and Fun Team Building Games in Singapore For 2021 to engage in them.

Common Team Building Myths

Myth 1: You Have To Be Physically Fit To Participate

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This statement is not true to a certain extent. Yes, although it is no doubt that those physically fit participants may have an easier time during physical-intensive games, the main objective of team building games is for the participants to work together as a team. Therefore, they have to help one another! The stronger participants have to help out the weaker participants. This team-building experience teaches the participants that a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Also, certain fun and exciting games such as Laser Tag or Combat Archery Tag do not require any physique at all!

Myth 2: Forced Participation

Team building activities, of leather making

There is this misconception that the objective of every Team Building session is to ensure that the participants become best friends by the end of the session.  As the name suggests, the objective of such games is for you guys to learn to work together as a team, to work towards a common goal. Yes, there is no doubt that you will be interacting more with your colleagues but that doesn’t mean that you guys have to be best friends after the session! Team building is just an event for you to get to know your colleague or friends even better, to see them in a different light. Throughout this session, you should get to know your colleagues’ strengths better and better utilise it when working together

Myth 3:  Physical Contact

In today’s society, there are many team building games available for participants to select from. Fun and unique games such as Bubble Soccer, Laser Tag, Poolball and Archery Tag do not require any physical contact. Yet, they are still super effective in making the participants work together towards a common goal.

Myth 4:  Outdoor Settings

Creative Team building activities, tote bag designing
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At The Fun Empire, Team Building activities can happen anywhere and at anytime. It doesn't specifically have to be conducted outdoors for it to be effective. Ultimately, it is not about the games' location, but the content of the games themselves. In addition, team building activities do not require ample space to occur; a simple meeting room in the office is already sufficient to host one.

Myth 5: Team Building Activities Are Difficult To Plan

This is an excuse for people who are lazy to organize a team-building session for their team. With the vast amount of team building companies like The Fun Empire readily available, hosting a session shouldn’t be difficult at all. Furthermore, there are a lot of simple team bonding games that can be easily planned and conducted during lunchtime. It doesn’t require a whole day to plan a simple team-building activity.

Myth 6: Team Building Activities Are Expensive

Cheao Team building activities, poolball
Poolball

Indeed, some team building activities are more expensive as they require special equipment and facilities. However, there are relatively cheaper ones as well. At The Fun Empire, we offer prices as low as $15/pax for our games such as Poolball and more! Also, there is no correlation between the cost of the team building activity and its effectiveness. An expensive activity may not be as valuable as the cheaper one. Furthermore, the lessons and key takeaways from such activities are far more valuable than their amount. If you are willing to spend $10 for a movie on the weekend, why not spend that $10 on a team building session and know your colleagues better!

Myth 7: Team Building Effects Are Temporary

Fun Team building activities, of scavenger hunts
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The effects of team building can last for an extended period if the company does not simply conduct team building once a year. Like all skills, it needs to be refined from time to time. Anything that is practised only once in a while will tend to be forgotten easily.

Team Building Myths

In conclusion, there are many myths about team building lying around, which led to misconceptions. However, we must be wise and not fall into those traps that will cause us to stray away from team building activities. A team that understands one another and has a strong relationship will be more effective in whatever they are doing than a team full of individualists. If you're interested in trying out fun and unique team bonding games, You can check out the links below 🙂

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