Ropes courses, escape games, and cooking competitions sound like activities you might enjoy on vacation. According to Mark Zokle, these events are actually excellent corporate teambuilding exercises. In today’s informational Q&A session, Zokle shares his thoughts on how playtime can affect a company’s bottom line.
Q: What is teambuilding and how do group activities that do not directly relate to work play a part in a company’s success?
Mark Zokle: It has been said that a person reveals more about themselves in an hour of play than they do during a year’s worth of conversations. The idea behind teambuilding events is to let each member of a team, group, or organization get a better feel for how coworkers handle different situations. Essentially, it gives everyone the opportunity to let their “true colors” shine through.