Promote a good work environment has positive consequences for the performance of workers, while improving the productivity of law firms.
One of the main objectives of developing activities in which employees can learn about their weaknesses and improve them is to build strong work teams. Leisure activities outside the office are a way to increase the motivation of the work team. The higher the work motivation of employees, the better the business results will be.
In addition, this tool helps to improve communication between team members. Team building activities enhance communication and connection between the employees of a law firm.
The origin of team building dates back to 1920 when psychologist William McDougal wrote in his work The group mind about the importance of forming productive work teams. Seven years later, with the Hawthorne experiments, Professor Elton Mayo demonstrated that productivity and work performance are altered according to the relationship that exists between co-workers in the same company. This is why it is important that all companies, including those in the legal sector, that wish to increase their competitiveness choose to implement actions that favor good working relationships among employees.
Team building, a beneficial tool for law firms
The term "team building" refers to the set of activities carried out by the members of the same company aimed at promoting teamwork, personal relationships among its members, developing teamwork skills, motivating workers to improve work performance and productivity.
This tool is related to the spirit of team sports because sports activities strengthen trust among colleagues because each one assumes a specific role. In addition, workers become aware of each other's attitudes and whether these attitudes serve to improve results or, on the contrary, worsen them.
The companies organizing the event usually design or readapt the participative activities based on the needs of the clients, and develop them in a space different from the workplace and different from the daily ones so that the worker can relate in a different way with his teammates and release tensions.
But these activities do not serve as leisure or recreational time, but have a much more effective background for the operation of the company: it improves communication within the work teams and promotes the skills of each worker so that, put together, problems are solved. The better the results achieved by the teams in the activities, the more motivated they will be and the better the work performance will be.
The benefits of this tool
1. Development of collaboration skills
Working in a group, collaborating with everyone, is based on communication, interaction and the achievement of common goals, so it is essential to encourage collaboration among members of an office. Team building helps to develop and improve collaboration between the different areas and members of an office.
2. Increased employee communication
Teamwork is fundamental to the success of a company. In this line, communication between the workers of the law firm comes into play. Communication is related to organization and good results, therefore, it is important that there is good communication to achieve common goals.
The satisfaction of achieving the objectives of the team building activities through coordination and group work will make them transfer that learning to the work field to avoid making mistakes.
3. Work disconnection and stress release
Team building incorporates leisure and fun into work life. While it is true that sometimes work collapses with mental health, causing stress in employees, these activities will help them to release tension, enjoy the work environment in a different and fun way, and promote positive attitude.
4. Enhances problem solving
These activities maximize creativity and innovative problem-solving skills. In addition, employees will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Team building is a technique that can be applied in law firms to improve the performance and overall results of the firm. The idea is to introduce leisure into work life so that employees feel more comfortable in the work environment. This tool not only helps to increase the morale and motivation level of employees, but also helps in solving business problems. Therefore, team building helps the personal and professional growth of the lawyers and the entity.