Team building within company structures is part of a psychological discipline called organisational psychology. It inspires groups of workers to communicate through a series of planned events that are fun & motivational.
That’s one of the reasons behind last week’s ‘Your Tax Shop’s’ annual staff weekend break where they booked in for a two-night stay in the beautifully picturesque Lake District. The other reason was that it’s just great fun!
Yvonne Cookson, ‘Your Tax Shop’s’ Senior Partner, said, “These events can be used to determine strong points in an individual’s personality, such as leadership skills. It also serves as a light reminder to all of us about our company ethos, which is that of moving away from the ‘stereotypical accountancy’ practice. We aren’t just here to provide the figures; we’re in business to help people improve their own performance and ensure that they understand what they’re going in to, so that they can start as they mean to go on – with full understanding and more importantly how to save money!”
“Over the weekend we have had lots of team-building challenges and exercises where we tested our colleagues’ teamwork skills – improving the way they communicate with each other.”
Yvonne added, “It was great to spend some quality time together, out of ‘office’ surroundings.” Many of the staff said the fun filled weekend certainly benefitted them individually by giving them greater job satisfaction and the opportunities to progress to their full potential as their strengths were highlighted.”