While team bonding and team building may seem like two phrases for the same activity, the two are in fact extremely different. Knowing the differences between them will help you better plan which event is more likely to suit your brief, both are integral to developing a group of tight-knit co-workers who work effectively and efficiently together in order to achieve a series of set goals, but what is the difference?
According to wikipedia, the definition of Team Building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations of a team. Something with an outcome.
What is team bonding? While it’s much harder to find a true definition of it, everything we have found over 34 years in this industry point to a collective term for various types of activities, used to enhance social and interpersonal relations amongst team members. So… in short, the fun stuff!