It is not uncommon for white collar executives to regularly attend corporate training sessions. These sessions are aimed at improving overall skills and in turn helping the organisation boast of a good staff calibre. Training sessions vary based on industry structure and type of service or product. Many organisations hold regular sessions to teach their staff about new strategies or procedures too.
While on the one hand many organisations focus on having regular training sessions, not many include an element of team building in the process. While corporate team building is largely a separate subject on the whole, including an element in your training sessions may be beneficial too.
If your staff have not attended a team building session off late but are due to be part of a training session, it might make sense to include a small element of team building in the training session itself. While holding regular sessions targeted at either are essential, both involve time off work. If you have not conducted a team building session in the recent past and are anyway taking the time to have a training programme, you can use the time to your advantage by including other elements too.
Including more than one objective in any session you hold at your organisation can help in better and quicker overall employee progress. At the end of the day, training and development is also your responsibility, so is assuring that every employee progresses at his job over time.