At this point it is helpful to clarify that Team Building exercises consist of a variety of tasks designed to develop team members and their ability to work together effectively.
For the purposes of this article we have chosen to focus our attention on the first and fifth characteristics of successful teams:
- Successful teams have a common vision, and mission statement, based on team values
- Successful teams offer each other feedback and acknowledgement
The latter contributing significantly to the fourth characteristic
- Successful teams communicate effectively with each other
We have selected these particular characteristics of successful teams as we believe, based on our experience of working with teams, that development in these areas has the greatest leverage, the greatest impact in terms of empowering teams and their members.