“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged. And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform best.” – Gallup Business Journal
Gallup has found that engagement has a greater effect on workers’ wellbeing than any of the benefits it studied. Employees want an intrinsic connection to their work and their company.
Teams truly bond over time and through shared experiences. Use team building tools to facilitate strong bonds and your team will be more productive.
Break the ice to Kickoff Meetings
We all have stories that connect us. Get to know your team with office icebreakers. These types of team building activities will help you team bond AND bring some energy into any meeting.
Company Outings Build Stronger Bonds
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Company outings are a great way to recharge your team and help them create new bonds, getting to know co-workers outside of the normal routines of their work days. This shouldn’t just be an annual event. Plan lunches, happy hours and professional development to reap the full benefits of outings.
Culture of Communication
When employees communicate well, they trust each other more. This reduces unnecessary competition within departments and helps employees work together harmoniously.
Don’t know where to start? Get involved with workplace gamification. This creative starting point can help you shift your culture toward more effective communication.
Team building tools and exercises should cause a positive change in team members’ behavior. What’s in your team building took kit?
Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes chocolate bunnies and egg hunts. But why should the kids have all the fun? A corporate scavenger hunt is easy to set up and can range from a simple list of things you have around the office, to very elaborate and creative endeavors. The person or team with the most points wins! Here are seven simple tips for making your own DIY office scavenger hunt!
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of DIY activities you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team retreat. Take a look at some of our most popular DIY activities down below.
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.
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