Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
The first part of having fun at work is making sure that your employees actually want to be there. Meaning that they look forward to coming to work and enjoy it. Company culture plays a huge part in whether or not you’re happy at work. It’s important to have fun at work while facilitating the right kind of atmosphere for your office.
To be fair, fun at work doesn’t always mean games, goofing off and casual Fridays. It’s also about having a fun work environment that lets everyone participate in the company’s direction. Employees are more motivated when they feel they have a personal stake in it versus just doing something to do it because it’s their job.
One thing you can do to create a better environment is to set aside a day solely for fun. It’s so easy! Take the time to plan a whole day filled with team building games, fun activities that can get everyone in the office involved, a team lunch and more. Yes, some managers might think of this as wasting away a day of work, but you’d be surprised at how much a day like this could actually boost employee productivity levels – more than making up for the lost day.
When your goal is to make your office thrive with an engaging culture where people want to come to work (and actually enjoy it), look no further – we’re here to help.
I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
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