Hello, my name is Jef Menguin. I lead the Philippine Team Building Facilitators, a division of Business Innovation. We design and facilitate team building experiences that make it easy for your teams to learn, try, and apply winning behaviors that will help your company achieve your objectives faster and better. Team building experiences may…
- Bring people together
- Boost productivity
- Engage employees
- Build personal accountability
- Encourage creativity and innovation
- Improve team communication
- Increase sales and build champions
- Create Wow! customer experiences
Every Team Has Challenges
Today’s workplace faces many problems. Many employees are disengaged; they are too busy coping with stress and deadlines that they don’t have time to plan for team building exercises that improve performance.
Too many things keep falling the cracks. One department head won’t cooperate with another. Managers find themselves spending huge amount of time mediating subordinate disputes. Such symptoms often lead prudent managers to realize that it’s time to hold another team building exercises.
Unfortunately, one-size fits-all team building packages can’t help you. Because team building isn’t an event or a series of activities.
It is the responsibility of team leaders to build teams everyday. A team building event cannot make organizational problems disappear. In fact, most team building programs that many of us have experienced can only provide away-from-work intramural experiences.
However, well-planned and excellently-executed team building experiences can provide your team many benefits.
Wise managers hire Philippine Team Building Facilitators because team building experiences go beyond playing games and building rapport. Team building experiences that work increase engagement, improves productivity, strengthen culture, delight customers, and accelerate corporate growth.
Experiences Help Build High Performance Teams
High performance teams get things done better and make things happen. Although most team building efforts are geared towards building stronger relationship, the real purpose of team building is to help a team fulfill its purpose.
Yes, the first measure of a successful team is its ability to deliver what it is created for. You will find below some of the benefits of team building experiences to your teams.
1. Team building experiences bring people together.
Businesses are moving away from competetive work environments to cooperative and collaborative workplaces. Undertaking regular collaborative (instead of combative) team building activities can bring people to creatively solve problems together.
While some people see team building as “nice break” from work, team building exercises have more important purposes for the organization: it develop the team knowledge and skills of your employees. Team building activities designed to meet the purposes and objectives of your organization is the real team building.
2. Team building experiences improve team productivity.
Hold team building exercises to improve productivity of individuals and teams. Team building exercises can be used to create the opportunity to identify ways to improve three Ps ((policies, processes and procedures) that can affect productivity.
Using games and design thinking tools, our team building exercises encourage employees to learn to work together more effectively, reduce duplication of effort so they can work more effienctly, and focus on activities that really matter.
Do you know that you can use team building exercises so your teams can learn how to handle workplace stress and improve time management?
Teams with unengaged and unproductive members don’t get the job done. Build your teams with us. Go beyond playing games and aim for improvement in team performance and relationship.
3. Team building experience energize employee engagement.
The team building exercises we design for clients not only help improve team skills, it also improves team motivation. This is because the experiential activities we provide increase employees confidence in individual and team accountability. We use positive behavioral psychology and gamification so your team become more involved in their personal and professional growth.
4. Team building experiences strengthen sense of personal accountability.
Most people shun accountability because the word appears in conversation mostly when people are looking for someone to blame. Properly designed activities can change mindset and behavior. Through fun, safe, and engaging team building games, employees experience how to move from indifference to sense of ownership, finding solutions, and making things happen.
Accountability can be learned through games. Accountability is a skill that can be acquired in team through able facilitation and mentorship. Through group dynamics, you’ll discover how people can change their questions so they can find the best answers, and then 10X their results.
5. Team building experiences encourage creativity, innovation, and design thinking.
The team building exercises we use encourage people to re-discover their inner creative person. During these activities, you will see them smiling and growing in confidence.
Your organization needs creative and innovative people. You need people with diverse perspectives and expertise in order to “cross-pollinate” the organization with ideas. Our team building exercises help people use their imagination so they can come up with creative solutions — and cultivate that creativity in the workplace.
6. Team building experiences build open and honest communication.
The most obvious result of our team building exercises is improved communication. Our enjoyable, fun activities enable employees to know each other, create better understanding of each others values and break down walls of mistrust. These exercises let them appreciate their similarities and respect their differences.
I have conducted team building programs, through games, that help participants navigate across cultures. To improve team performance, team members must learn how to celebrate diversity.
7. Team building experiences enable champion sales teams.
Every year, sales organization try to motivate people through team building. Smart managers know that team building can go beyond motivation. Team building exercises can actually help your team members learn how to sell, negotiate, and keep clients.
Your team can gain new knowledge on how to sell through sales training. But team building exercises, being experiential, can help people develop champion selling skills. Sales rallies often fail to enjoy the benefits that excellent team building can offer to improve performance.
8. Team building experiences provide a venue for designing wow! customer experiences.
Yes. Because customer experience is a team effort. We use gamification and design thinking to help your team develop common vocabulary in creating customer experiences.
Most customer service training fail because they are based on individual efforts to serve the customers need. Teams who care enough about customers plan and execute experiences that delight customers. You can increase customer loyalty through fun and creative team building exercises.
Team Building Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you offer 100% money-back guarantee?
We don't want any centavo from you that does not result to a hundred of pesos or more. The success of our team building isn't in the games you to play or the group activities we want you to participate in.
Yes, we have lots of fun activities and exciting games. And all of them are meant to serve a purpose. We work with you some days before your team building exercises. That's part of the process.
When you have done your part: identifying challenges, picking the right design, getting teams to participate, and when you engage them to adapt new behaviors afterthe team building exercises--- and you see no improvement to our agreed success measures within 90 days-- we shall return your fees.
Will team building get us more business?
Yes and no.
Let me first explain why many team building programs do not lead to the improvement of your business. It begins with some wrong beliefs.
There are those who believe that by having your teams compete in outdoor team building, they will make them more competitive -- and this will result to improved performance.
This is not true. Many organizations have very competitive employees who refuse to collaborate. In organizations where silos is a big issue, workplace competition can only be made worst by competition-based activities that produce few winners and many losers.
Playing games, without thinking, cannot make you get more business.
Many managers hope that team building can change the attitude and behavior of their employees. But they don't know how - and they don't know when. They don't have anything that will measure success. Hope isn't a strategy.
Our organization is here for you to be able to innovate and make more business. Business Innovation, our companies name, is also our promise.
It is no secret that engaged and empowered team members reflect positively on your business. They stay with the organization. They delight customers. People want to do business with them.
Our secrets is in our process. We begin with your business objectives, not in selling your games or team building facilities.
We help you frame your challenges (including business challenges!). We design solutions. We help you execute your solutions.
This process makes us better than most of the team building facilitators in the Philippines.
We would like to include a team building activity during our off-site meeting. How can you help us?
Many of our programs are tailored to build a bridge from your overall meeting theme and/or objectives to the team building experience. From a couple of hours to multi-day team building programs, we will create an experience that augments the content of your off-site meeting and provides meaningful alignment to current business challenges.
How much does a team building program cost?
The Philippine Team Building Facilitators do not have a set per person cost for programs.
Instead, each program's cost is determined after we discuss your specific requirements. Then, we send you an email describing programs and costs. We have fee matrix that we reference relative to your group size, program length, materials, and staffing requirements.
We can do team building consulting for 20 as well as 2000 people. Different team building requirements require different number of faciltators or speakers. For example, a conference may require only one speaker or dozens of facilitators. Some programs, especially outdoor experiences require one facilitator per 15 participants whereas an indoor team tournament may require only one facilitator per 30 persons.
The fewer the participants and the shorter the program, per person cost will be higher per hour than for larger groups and longer programs. Facilitators who charge per hour will naturally want you to spend longer hours for team building.
In truth, the length of the program must be determined based on your business objectives, the availability of your participants, and the kind of team building programs. The fee for half-day team building isn't one-half of a day of team building. It takes us 7 to 14 days to design and develop materials for your workshop whether you want to hold it for two-hours, half-day, one day or three days. In short, we want you to achieve the same objectives for the shortest time possible.
We are cost conscious and competitive.
Consider a public seminar. In the Philippines, you pay 4500 or more per person listening to a speaker. In a team building exercise, you can learn faster and better for you are learning with your team. For example, you can learn more about effective communication in a team building exercise because it is experiential, more fun, and active. In a classroom, you pay 4500 for sitting silently and listening to a speaker. Team building provides 6x learning and 10x fun.
You will find team building facilitators who sell themselves as the lowest cost provider. We aim to be your greatest value provider.
The Philippine Team Building Facilitators
The Philippine Team Building Facilitators are sought-after consultants in developing effective teams. They design and deliver various team building experiences in workshops, retreats, conference, and other corporate events. They have been trusted by more than 200,000 professionals in almost every city and province in the Philippines.
Our team building facilitators use Design Thinking, Gamification, Positive Behavioral Psychology, and the Four Disciplines of Execution. This means that your team building experiences are products of careful thinking and are based on the best practices in team building.
Our facilitators provide your teams strategies and tools they can use for personal change programs so they take personal accountability and work with sense of urgency. We also help Filipino companies apply team-based learning to drive real organizational change and tangible, measurable results.
The Philippine Team Building Facilitators are highly ranked facilitators of Business Innovation, a people development company.
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