Definition of team building

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This is a fairly general term that is used in a number of different ways. It can cover either what you are trying to achieve and how you are trying to achieve it - or both! The following cover most of the options:

  • Team building is developing working relationships.
  • Team building is improving the performance of the team.
  • Team building is outdoor activities that challenge the individuals within the team.
  • Team building is about improving motivation, communication, support and trust within a team.

The defintion that we prefer is:

  • Improving team performance by developing teamworking skills by using any appropriate method.

It is a fairly general defintion but encompasses all of the normal defintions.

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