The Importance of Training and Team Building

By Cameron Magee, Senior Search Consultant for Gateway Group Personnel


When you think of team building, do images of NBC’s “The Office” come to mind? Perhaps you think of Michael Scott bumbling through “Diversity Day” or supporting his team through “The Dundies”. Luckily, most offices aren’t like “The Office”, and you don’t have to worry about “Diversity Day” or hearing your boss rap. In fact, team building offers countless benefits and opportunities that should improve productivity – making it an essential activity to strategic business leaders.

The necessity of team building and continuous training is relevant to any business model. From sales to HR from marketing to medical – no matter your industry or business function, it’s always important to reconnect your team with its purpose and passion to achieve a company goals.  Team building helps companies focus and reconnect throughout the ups and downs of any business cycle. It improves team efficiency, creates synergy and offers a more relaxed opportunity for employees to connect.

Arguably, the most important reason to partake in teambuilding – employees understand why they are important to the success of the company and how their specific efforts can be used effectively in the team. Employees leave energized, more dedicated and ready to move their business forward.

Need some team building ideas? Here’s a great piece via SHRM. Or reach out, we’re always happy to help.


Cameron Magee has been with Gateway Group since August 2006. As a Senior Search Consultant, Cameron partners with Memphis and Mid-South based companies to provide specialized contingency and retained search services for finance, accounting and banking professionals for permanent placement. Learn more about Cameron’s experience here.


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