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What is Team Building?
(Definitions)

James Neill
Last updated:
19 Apr 2005

What is Team Building?

  • team building is...achieved by a variety of methods and approaches
  • team building is...the process of enabling that group of people to reach their goal
  • team building is...a big subject with more definitions than we have room to list
  • team building is...an ongoing process that helps a work group evolve into a cohesive unit
  • team building is...an intervention to help a group of people quickly become an effective team and remain effective
  • team building is...like coaching but for a group
  • team building is...not the most difficult process in the world but a correct program is one of the most rewarding
  • team building is...an active process by which a group of individuals with a common purpose are focused and aligned to achieve a specific task or set of outcomes
  • team building is...an effort in which a team studies its process of working together
  • team building is...designed to improve productivity and enjoy doing it
  • team building is...an intervention specifically designed to improve a company's organizational effectiveness
  • team building is...to foster personal growth
  • team building is...a tool for improving employee motivation
  • team building is...to allow people to move past the barriers that they hold to
  • team building is...not a "catch phrase" or another fad by which to raise sales of books
  • team building is...a skill; any skill must be practiced to be mastered
  • team building is...not just a crisis activity but a healthy development tool for good teams
  • team building is...an art that overcomes the differences in style
  • team building is...ideal for people who must work well with others to meet the goals of the organization
  • team building is...to help your team be more effective
  • team building is...a task that does not come easily to all people
  • team building is...to increase the ability of a group to work together as a team by identifying strengths and areas for improvement
  • team building is...not an exact science but a cast of finding the best strategies available to bring out the potential in your team
  • team building is...a process in which a work group examines how it is currently operating
  • team building is...a proven way to help develop or strengthen your biggest asset
  • team building is...an ongoing process
  • team building is...the ability to create a sense of belonging and ownership among team members
  • team building is...an excellent source of information for coaches
  • team building is...a process that allows team members to understand the nature of group dynamics in regards to effective teamwork
  • team building is...an excellent way of boosting corporate staff morale and improve group dynamics and communication
  • team building is...getting people together in a stimulating learning environment
  • team building is...an exciting concept because it is the basis of success for organizations
  • team building is...for a leader to promote that every human being is unique and that he or she adds value
  • team building is...exciting and challenging and has almost unlimited possibilities because human potential is almost unlimited
  • team building is...a must for every company with a vision to grow
  • team building is...a group process
  • team building is...a good way of creating partnership in small groups; it can take the form of renegotiating the relationship between boss and subordinate
  • team building is...designed to motivate people through shared goals
  • team building is...about synergy
  • team building is...not just teaching a group of people to cooperate
  • team building is...clear when individuals are involved in the decision to proceed
  • team building is...an integral part of soccer training in the modern game
  • team building is...like the paperback novels that get new covers and are put back on the shelves again
  • team building is...an essential component for organizational success
  • team building is...a popular corporate activity at historic houses

Edited, based on analysis conducted using www.googlism.com, 2005