Getting people focused on the goal should also provide the platform for better decision making processes and also better time management. When all concerned are basically of one mind then it is easier to get things done quickly and efficiently.
Team building also gets the members to analyze their own individual contributions and work toward improved participation in personal effectiveness, communication, strategic planning, and other such contributing qualities.
There is no one fits all, style of team building exercise that can be used of the shelf. However some team building modules can be used as examples to get everyone started on the right track.
The ongoing process that involves the various aspects of team building features is usually specifically tailored to fit the group that is working together on a particular project.
This is to ensure all involved are working towards a common goal as effectively and efficiently as possible. An effective team building exercise usually takes into account different elements such as the actual account design or product, the opportunities that would be or could be available to the team, possible constraints and how to deal with them as they come along, the environmental forces and its impacts and many others that could cause a significant impact on the workings of the group as a whole.
Perhaps even before the actual team building exercise commences there should be a period of active information collecting as this will help to design the best working style that would eventually produce the desired results with the timeline stipulated.
At this point certain rules and guidelines will be designed to be of practical help to all concerned.