Growing a business will take more than one person. It is more likely that a group of highly talented people is hired and they play an all important roles to keep the business going smooth. When a group of people is put together in achieving a common goal, they always do not always develop into a strong team right away. If employees do not seem to work well together or you would like to put a little pause, it might be a good time to facilitate some bonding and boost motivation. To some, team building activities may look ridiculous and silly to some but in reality, they bring value for you and your employees, here are some general ideas for team building.
Trying Something New as a Team
Take time out from work and have a day of fun. Go out of the office and try playing some sports like basketball or badminton for the first time or try something exciting like wall climbing. Experiencing a new adventure together is a wonderful way to connect and bond. Everyone would also be encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone in a fun atmosphere while strengthening relationships in and out of the working environment.
Giving Back to the Community
Choose a day when everyone would be able to have time off from work and give back to the community as a team. Start by picking a charity that can benefit from a day of hands-on help and the team, working together to make a difference. Helping others is a great way to connect and bond on a more personal level as well as adding a feel good element to the team along with supporting an important cause.
Hosting a Surprise Party
Do not wait for the holidays to have a fun get together when in fact, you can have celebrations at anytime of the year. Throw a mid-season party and give everyone a time to relax and bond. Also, try adding an interactive element to the celebration such as cocktail-making competition or a sports fest so that everyone is encouraged to join the group challenge. Do not forget to rent a photo booth so you are able to save the memories and keep the fun photos in your office walls as a constant reminder of the culture you have that drives the business venture.
By providing you team opportunities to connect and have fun outside of the work-related meetings and teleconferences will boost employee or team morale as well as your corporate culture, keep your best employees around and making the staff work more productively as a team. If done right, these intangible results will be invaluable for your business.