Team building is a very important aspect of employee management. Teams comprising of people who are free and know each other well are more likely to deliver better results. A successful team building event is one that seeks to achieve particular set out goals while breaking the monotony of work.
So what are some of the team building strategies you can use to strengthen employee ties?
You can plan an office hike or camp, even a jog/marathon. Or you can have a day where you play football, volleyball, chess or any other game. This will depend with what your employees fancy the most. This is a great way of fostering team effort and unity at the workplace.
Charity and Volunteering
Get your employees to identify places of need that they would like to assist or empower. You will be shocked how people like to give and volunteer. Giving makes people feel happy. These good feelings are reflected in our biology. In 2006 a study at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. Oh, trust me you want you and your employees to be draping in that warm glow.
Road trips, anyone?
Plan field trips for your team every once in a while. Sometimes all you need is just one day away from the office with your colleagues, good music, sipping your drink of choice! It is a sure way to build or strengthen already existing bonds. Go to a fashion show, a concert or a game together.
Create a scavenger hunt or the golden Easter egg hunt. Leave clues and let your employees work together to discover and solve the mystery puzzle. This is a great way to bring the team together and promote collaboration.
Invite employees to help with making decisions around the workplace
Your employees are more aware of the dynamics on the ground than you. It's likely they have some valuable insights into the type of new employee who would work best as part of the team. Request employee insights into the types of skills and personalities they feel would best fit your company culture. They'll likely surprise you with ideas you may not have considered yourself.
Bringing your team together is key to creating a flourishing culture within your company. We can help keep your employees happy with simple and effective payroll strategies. Give us a call on 0714004596 to find out more!