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4 Secrets to Effective Team Building

In the ever-changing world of organisations, it is increasingly important to keep your teams effective, happy and engaged.


Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in leadership and membership).


But while teams face new hurdles, their success still hinges on a core set of fundamentals for group collaboration.



Enter: team building exercises...


Team building exercises are crucial for businesses looking to improve company culture and build strong, trusting and highly collaborative teams. Unfortunately, the exercises many companies use to strengthen their teams often lack essential elements needed for success. This can lead not only to wasted time, but also to disinterest in similar activities in the future.


An effective team-building exercise will engage every member of the team and help each connect with one another, which can be a difficult feat. To help you achieve this, we're sharing four secrets to effective team building exercises to make a lasting impact on your company culture.


Active Inclusion Of Less-Vocal Members


One of the secrets to successful team building is to ensure everyone is working well together and learning from one another–including those who are less-vocal or outspoken.


When you listen to those who may feel left out or not as involved, you will ensure that you are engaging others who are less likely to speak up. By fostering active inclusion, you can form positive relationships, strengthen team bonds, and collaborate more effectively across your entire team.


A Clearly Communicated Objective


One of the most important secrets to successful team building is communication.


It is essential to have a clear objective when organizing a team-building activity. Without a purpose, it just becomes a meaningless activity that cannot be judged as successful or unsuccessful. In the absence of an objective, it is hard to understand whether tasks were successful or not, and participants have difficulty buying into the process.


Encouraging Brainstorming and Creativity


Brainstorming should also be encouraged by the teams throughout the project.


An efficient brainstorming sessionThe team will benefit from an efficient brainstorming session once a week. All ideas should be welcomed and considered. When it comes to coming up with ideas, the team should think outside the box and be analytical. It is important to listen to everyone's ideas in order to build trust within the group and spark ideas that might lead to success.


Make it FUN!


Most importantly, these are real people you're working with. If you're proposing a team building activity that you yourself wouldn't find fun, chances are your team won't either. When you're searching for team building activities, consider what kinds of activities your team will actually like.


If you're still on the hunt for a fun team building class, consider IMPASTIAMO's corporate cooking classes!


"I organized a dumpling cooking class for my company for Lunar New Year. The chef was based in Shanghai, which was awesome! Silvia was super responsive to all of my questions and helped provide a great experience for my team. She was also on the Zoom and helped facilitate a fun class and asked the chef questions while we were cooking. Everyone enjoyed the class and the dumplings turned out super delicious. Definitely recommend this experience!" –Liz Marshall (After a Corporate Cooking Class)


If you're interested in setting up a corporate cooking class, book a call below to learn more and begin the journey to better team building:










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Whether it's a birthday celebration, a work retreat, or a date night, let us set up a private cooking class for you with any chef around the world. 

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