Team Building FAQs

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  • What is team building?

    Team building is the process of taking a team or group of people and bringing them together with a unified understanding of how everyone works and how they can work together despite their differences.

    Team building should bring a team closer together so that they perform better, work more efficiently, have more fun, and create amazing results. It shouldn’t drive a wedge in between people.

    Learn more about Team Hurting, the opposite of Team Building.

  • What is team hurting?

    Team hurting is the opposite of team building. It is an activity that your team or group does together that actually drives a wedge in between people causing additional friction, frustration, and caos in the workplace.

    Any competitive and/or physical activity that you do with your team is one that has a huge potential for driving a wedge in between people.

    For example: if you go to a go-cart track you are going to have that one employee who wants to show off, be the best, win the race, etc… Then you will have another employee who doesn’t even want to be there, feels forced to participate, and ultimately gets run off the track and is not having any fun. This activity just divided the team and didn’t make anyone feel more important in the company or group.

    Ropes courses are amazing! I love them. But again, they aren’t designed for team building. They are designe do for individual growth. And just because everyone is growning as a person doesn’t mean they are going to work better as a team. Again, those who don’t have a problem doing ropes courses will ultimately push to hard to get the person who is scared the most to do the course.

    I do believe teams should go out and have fun. But call it fun. Don’t call it team building. It isn’t going to yield any long-term results.

  • How does improv training help a team?

    We improvise every moment of every day of our lives. What most people don’t understand is that there are rules to improv. When utilizing these rules, everything works better, is easier to adapt, accept, and grow.

    If you ever watch an improv show (like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) you will see things just working, regardless of what is thrown their way. They have fun. They laugh. They just make it work. And we, as the audience are left in amazement. The reason it works is because they are all following a unified set of rules.

    Translate those same rules to a team in business and you’ll also be left in amazement by the results created. The individual members will feel included, feel wanted, feel valued, have fun, and so much more. And when everyone feels valued and are having fun, performance, innovation, and effort go through the roof.

    And the best part is, everyone can do it! It doesn’t matter if your “smart enough”, “funny enough”, “think fast enough”, or any other reason you can come up with.

  • What is my return on investment for team building?

    Team building should provide a return on investment. One easy way to look at it is through employee retention. If it takes $2,000-$5,000 to train an employee, then if our training retains one employee, the training was at a minimum, a break even investment.

    Other ROI factors for team building with Success Improv.

    • Better performance = more work done / better work done
    • Effective communication = less errors in the work performed
    • Happy employees = employee retention
  • How long is the Success Improv training?

    Our training takes 2-3 hours depending on the size of the group and any specific requests or concerns you want addressed. When working with us we certainly connect with you first and find out your concerns, needs, requests, and so on to ensure the best possible training for you and your team.

    For groups larger than 25 we would likely separate the group into a morning and afternoon session at no additional charge.