Who doesn’t like a good team building event? We all do, and they are so effective for helping a team to bond, i.e. connect at a deeper level.
Improving cohesion with new employees or strengthening the relationship among workers that have been working together for years, is good for business.
When people enjoy their job and the work environment, they are usually more productive and that can only be good news for business owners.
What has been tried and proven to improve productivity in the office is team building events. Group activities that encourage openness and trust, and foster teamwork, improve the workplace environment. People that work well together and as a team, are more productive.
We spend a lot of time working and in the work environment. In the UK the average weekly hours of work is 37.5, though that’s an average, there are professions that work a lot more hours every week. Therefore workers that don’t get along with each other, will affect everyone around them and the overall productivity of your business, so regular maintenance of relationships is required.
While your workers don’t need to be best friends, in fact, you probably don’t want to encourage that, as that too, would lead to distractions; you will want them to be able to set aside any differences they may have, to collaborate on joint tasks in the workplace.
Here are some tips on how to get more from your workers with team building:
Get Out Of The Work Environment
Getting out of the office for the day, is a great starting point says Zing Events, UK industry leaders in innovative, fun and effective team building.
As your workers spend most of their team together in the work environment, just stepping outside of the office provides an intriguing curiosity of each other. There are plenty of activities they can engage in, with businesses like Zing Events so your business can make a habit of it, and well as keep the whole exercise interesting and engaging.
Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Team building events can bring out the best and maybe also highlight areas of improvement in individuals, in your leadership and the company’s culture.
Change is continuous and that also includes your business and it’s people. Getting out of your comfort zone will present areas of improvement and also ideas for change to strengthen the business, and are suited to different tasks.
Whether you have just established a business or it’s been operating for years, it’s always growing and you want to nurture it and to do that successfully, it starts at the shop floor with your people, by improving workplace relationships.
One type of event that can do that effectively starts with getting people out of their comfort zone. Events such as: obstacle courses and also sports and games. Engaging in these activities will shine a light on the people in your business who are leaders and who prefer to follow. This will help organise your roles from managerial to specialist or technical.
A great team building event will help your staff to work well under pressure and Zing Events say it’s also important to have fun!
Relax And Have Fun
If there’s one thing that brings people together, it’s laughter. A natural ice breaker, humour will relax your team so they can perform their best during the challenging tasks. Then it’s time for the after-event. These can be organised too: cocktail making classes, pizza baking lessons, or tenpin bowling and they should always include a good meal together!
In the office, or on the sports ground; to get the best from your people, requires empathy, participation, trust and teamwork and enjoyment. With regular team building exercises, a clearing of the air for all workers, and renewed enthusiasm for their work are just a couple of the benefits for your business.