As you are reading this blog your amazing body is managing 100,000 chemical reactions in every single one of your 70 to 100 trillion cells. If something in this blog stimulates your mind the chemical reactions will increase, causing the numbers to go off the scale. These chemicals include; Seratonin, the feel-good chemical, Dopamine, which motivates you to seek rewards, Noradrenaline, which drives excitement, Acetylocholine, which promotes attention and learning as well as Endorphine, Oxytocin, Glutamate, Vasopressin, Testosterone and Cortisol which all have other important effects. These are the chemicals which make you who you are.
When you consider the sheer scale of this you begin to realise why scientists still have not managed to replicate the human brain with a computer.
Just one of these chemicals, Seratonin, has been proven to improve communication skills and make people think more positively. Triggers for Seratonin production include being in a pleasant environment, having fun and interacting positively with other people.
The key to creating the right environment for the chemical benefits of team building in the brain is to have high quality, well organised events. There are often articles in the media which put these events in a bad light, but when you read them you find that they often refer to corny or irrelevant events that are typically organised ‘in house’. This means something like passing a balloon around between bodies without touching it with your hands. Many people would not enjoy that and the chemicals working in their brain would be negative.
Well organised events that people enjoy are a different sort of team building experience. That’s why it’s important to work with a professional organiser who knows what works and offers proper activities.
So, you can see that when good team building works it’s not just luck or something random. It’s science.