Team-building at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at The Vaal Dam

Posted on Fri July 28, 2017.

The Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at the Vaal Dam is a small and intimate hotel in the quaint town of Vaal Marina in the Vereeniging/Midvaal area, it redefines luxurious accommodation with a 4 Star rating. We are a number one stop location on route to Durban, Drakensberg and even Lesotho. Our boutique hotel is a popular couples escape, team building and conference venue. Showcasing some of the most spectacular scenic sites perfect for bird watching, fishing and yachting enthusiasts.

The Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at the Vaal Dam is a small and intimate hotel in the quaint town of Vaal Marina in the Vereeniging/Midvaal area, it redefines luxurious accommodation with a 4 Star rating. We are a number one stop location on route to Durban, Drakensberg and even Lesotho. Our boutique hotel is a popular couples escape, team building and conference venue. Showcasing some of the most spectacular scenic sites perfect for bird watching, fishing and yachting enthusiasts.

Come and experience the perfect outdoor base camp with tailored made accommodation packages to suite your needs. We suggest a team building session that we can help you facilitate.

Why team-building?

Team building activities not only provide high-impact learning, it also increases team skills and communications, while concurrently improving morale and productivity. This in turn helps the employee to benefit by experiencing a sense of accomplishment in working as a group to complete a challenging task while acquiring ways to improve their communication skills. And the ultimate prize? Returning to the office feeling reinvigorated with a new set of problem-solving skills.

Enhanced Communication

A company cannot perform without efficient communication. This is why team building is useful as it helps to break down barriers between individuals through group participation activities. This is by no means an easy feat as communication challenges cannot be resolved in a day, but it helps to put employees into situations where they have to movie out of their comfort zones.

People who are not used to working will be placed together to get a chance to participate and work as a team. By working through a task, the multitude of skills within the team is highlighted and the group learns new ways of working together. It’s critical to practice these skills on a daily basis otherwise they lose their ability to become and remain efficient at a rapid rate.

Grow Team Roles

This is when members of a team are delegated to perform certain roles that they are naturally suited to. People are best at focusing on the team’s objectives and delegating work (notice the leadership versus the follower role here), while others are most effective at checking finished work for errors (notice how they are more efficient at working alone). Team building allows each of these team members to develop and focus, and find their niche within the team so that everyone plays an active role and contributes as an individual while still performing within the team. It is worth noting the importance of spotting the extroverts, as they can often overwhelm a group of introverts if they are not surrounded by other extroverts.

Time to Develop Skills

In a busy office environment, it can be difficult for employees to find time to develop new skills. Managers often do not have time to discover what additional skills employees need to possess to better perform at their jobs.  Not everyone can be leaders, but team building activities enables each member of the team a chance to take charge and develop basic leadership skills, as well as skills in other areas of the business.

Long-Term Advantages

They enable the business the ability to maximize profitability by allowing individuals to better combine their skills to achieve more efficient results; meeting cross functional challenges and being able to respond quicker to rapid change, be it in the world of business or the technological field. Just as important is retaining the best people. How do you achieve this? Simple, by giving everyone a greater sense of involvement and belonging within the companies and empowering teams to become more mission focused and in turn achieve more.

Better Relations

Team building provides a chance for the team to participate together in an experience where everyone starts with an equal level of knowledge about the given task. The novelty requires people to draw on and create team process skills to complete the task successfully. The challenge of a new experience also requires employees to collaborate and work together in close proximity, which helps to develop relationships quickly. These relations are key and can be further enhanced within the office environment knowing that everyone shared the same experience.

So, book your next team building event with Vaalnest Boutique Hotel!