Group work, sports and even raising a family requires a great deal of team work. If you work together with other people to accomplish a task, the task is more likely to be accomplished at a faster and more efficient rate as you do not have to handle everything yourself. Working in a group can be a lot more fun and less stressful than working alone.
Getting along with the other members
When placed in a squad, a band or a club a lot of group work is required. For example when playing basketball you alone cannot win matches therefore a group effort is required or if you are a member of a band, a group effort is needed as you will not be able to sing without the guitarists and the drummers present. However just because you are placed in a group does not mean you will instantly get along with the other members. Relationship building is an important asset to crews and groups because without it the group would lack cooperation which would eventually lead to conflict. Team building activities, are not only a great source of entertainment but it is also a way to encourage members of the same group to bond with each other. By building a connection with your colleagues or group mates will enable your work to thrive as it is easier to get work done when everyone is on the same page.
Fun activities such as tug of war, egg dropping tasks and relays can help you realize the importance of communication, trusts and time management in a team. Team building activities in Brisbane can also make you realize that when working with someone in the same group as you, your end goal is the same.
The good and the bad
When in a group, you will be exposed to more ideas and options. Problem solving tasks will be accomplished at a greater pace and more efficiently as there is more than one person attempting to solve the problem. When in a group you have the support from the other members which will give you a sense of reassurance and comfort. However, being in a group does have its drawback for example you might lose your identity and adopt the group’s identity. This could be dangerous as you may do things you do not believe in just to fit in with the group and blame the consequences on the group and not yourself. You may start to think that your group is superior to other groups and this could lead to hostility towards members of other groups.