Think team bonding events are a waste of time? Outdated and an unnecessary expense? Think again. And yes we said bonding, not building. Anyone can build a team.
With technology increasingly limiting face to face interaction and human connections, team bonding days are more important and vital than ever before.
In today’s society, each individual workplace has such a diverse collective of employees, from different backgrounds, with varying personalities and experiences. This can be an exciting foundation for a successful work environment, but only if these individuals can learn to work harmoniously together.
So here are our top 5 reasons why team bonding events are a necessary and valuable workplace practice that should be embraced. Ignore at your own peril!
They encourage communication
How often do you email a colleague in a day compared to the amount of times you physically get up and speak to them? 80/20? Even more? Emails are a highly time efficient way to communicate but they are not always the most effective way. Team building events are designed to encourage communication among colleagues and help put them at ease with each other. This in turn will lead to a more open work environment where ideas can be shared freely without fear of rejection. A perfect skill for all those essential Monday morning meetings.
Creativity and innovation have never been more sought-after as skillsets than they are today
Awesome for creativity
Creativity and innovation have never been more sought-after as skillsets than they are today. Companies are falling over each other to ensure they hire the most imaginative, radically thinking individuals who will discover the latest trends before their counterparts. However even the most creative employees can become stifled when confined to the same environment day in and day out. So, unless you want to change your office to resemble that of Google HQ, team building days are the easiest alternative to engage your employees and give them a fresh perspective on work projects.
Opportunity to reveal hidden talents
In today’s competitive marketplace getting the best out of your employees is of the utmost importance. If you don’t discover and utilise their talents, another company soon will. Working together as a team can often help bosses and employees alike to recognise each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Not only will this help your employees to feel appreciated and valued but it will also help them work more efficiently together on future projects.
You need to think of team building events as an investment in your employees’ health and future with your company
Benefits your employees mental & physical health
Not a month goes by without a new health warning being published about the perils of a sedentary lifestyle and the negative impact that working in an office can have on your physical wellbeing. Not to mention the sudden increase in recent years of mental health complaints and stress related illnesses. You need to think of team building events as an investment in your employees’ health and future with your company. The benefits to your employees will outweigh the initial costs.
They create healthy competition
Most team building events involve some element of competition. This is a highly effective tool in helping to build up team spirit and encourage motivation. Celebrating a victory as team is a massive kick and will encourage them to want to succeed in future work projects together.
So, all that’s left to ask is . . .
- Do you want to increase your workplace productivity??
- Create a happy and effective working environment for your employees?
- Hold on to your best people?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions (and who wouldn’t?) then team bonding events are definitely for you. Here at Event Experts we believe the key to a successful team bonding event is in making it an unforgettable experience. A day which will be talked about among colleagues for weeks and even months to come. This event, whatever it may be, will ensure your employees remain motivated and inspired long after the day itself has ended. Get in touch for further info.