Team Building Exercise
The Effect Team Building Interventions Have on the Corporate Sector
A dissertation submitted by Ian Harnett in partial completion of the award for BSC (HONS) Sport Development and Coaching Sciences.
Chaper SIX - Conclusion
The results of the study have proved that team building exercises have a positive effect on performance.
There was however one anomaly where the experience had some negative effects on the team.
There are methods or indications Progressive Resources and manager five could review to eliminate any negative effects of a team building exercise.
- Event selection. The actual event that was selected needed greater attention in this case. The Belbin facilitated exercise is designed for newly developed teams and not teams that are already formed and not likely to experience any changes as a result of the exercises.
- Communications prior to the event. There was only a couple of telephone conversations and limited e mails received by manager five. She did not know what to expect from the exercises and as a result was unsatisfied with the style of delivery.
- The desires of the event need to be definite. Interviewee five wanted to use the team building exercise to find out what sort of person each team member was. There was no apparent reasoning for this understanding, no job changes would come as a result of it and there would be no benefit to knowing. Therefore, there could not be an effect to this team building and a possibility as to why it may have failed. To ensure the event is a success clear and meaningful desires must first be outlined prior to event selections.
- For future events both clearer outlines of expectations and desires should be communicated between the events supplier and the client. Also, after the event follow up sessions should be initiated to assess the long term effects of different events.