How team building can impact company culture

Having a great culture is essential for the long-term success and sustainability of any company. Undertaking regular team building activities is an effective way to promote a positive culture. Click here to find out how to get a FREE one-hour team building event at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.


Robbie Figg from our team building supplier Corporate Challenge Events says team building shows you care; fosters inclusion; creates a team environment; develops engagement; and, is fun. Robbie looks at each…

1. Care

“As we always reinforce to clients, team building is all about understanding, appreciating, maximising and developing the people you work with. Very simply, putting time and resources into staging regular team building exercises will show that you care for your team. It will really highlight that you care for their development; they fit effectively and harmoniously within their team; and, they are important contributors in the ultimate success of the organisation.”

2. Inclusion

“Every staff member is different. Some will be extroverted, others will be more introverted, some will thrive in group situations whilst others will prefer to work more autonomously. No matter the personality and character traits your staff have, team building will foster inclusion. Staff will feel included in your team environment and importantly understand how they and others can effectively contribute to the team.”

3. Environment

“As Alison Doyle explains in this article, company culture defines the environment in which employees work. Environment can refer to both ‘physical’ elements such as office layout, pictures and colours, and ‘non-physical’ elements such as the feel, mood, atmosphere or vibe of the workplace. Team building can particularly have an impact on these ‘non-physical’ elements. It can help create an environment of teamwork, positivity, confidence, responsibility, trust and respect.”

4. Engagement

“Engagement is certainly a buzz word in business at the moment and for good reason – effective communication is critical! Whilst team building can foster the ‘inclusion’ of all staff, it also develops the ‘engagement’ of all staff. This can be an environment where employees feel empowered to contribute ideas and thoughts freely, and leaders can effectively relate and communicate to all their staff.”

5. Fun

“We work a large portion of our lives, and how much better is it when we can have ‘fun’ and are encouraged to have ‘fun’ at work. Fun can mean different things to different people, and that’s why team building is valuable. Fun creates positive morale and an enjoyable environment to operate in.”

Contact Robbie Figg at Corporate Challenge Events to discuss tailored team building programs at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. If you’d like to find out more about our Fremantle conference venues, then please talk to us on our live chat below or email [email protected].