The Reasons for Ice Breakers during Team Building
Team buildings always start with ice breakers. You may be wondering the reasons why this is so other than the necessity for a start. Today, you will learn more about the fundamental reasons why ice breakers are needed in every team building.
The Social Introduction
In a team building, most participants barely known everyone and the few people they know they only know on a professional level. This is counterproductive in a team building. So to solve this issue an ice breaker is needed. It will make the participants more social with each other allowing the next activities to succeed.
A good ice breaker will encourage every participant, if not most of them, to participate with the team building as a whole. But this is greatly dependent on how effective the ice breaker is. One that makes everyone laugh and talk about it is the most effective type.
Takes Away the Work Atmosphere
Company sponsored team buildings usually give participants a work atmosphere. This means a neutral atmosphere, no sense of fun at all. To help the participants transition from their typical work mode moods to more sociable and interacting moods which is needed for the team building.
There will be among the participants those who have negative views toward team building. These are the individuals who think team buildings are just a waste of time and do not teach values need by teams in the office. This is typically due to negative to neutral emotions they have towards a company activity. An ice breaker will be able to break through these emotions and turn them to positive ones.
As you can see, these are good reasons for ice breakers during team buildings. It is the good start necessary for the success of the activity for both the company and the employees and every organization.
Ben Kalle writes for teambuildinggames.org where you can find a plethora of team building activities for different scenarios, objectives and locations.
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