Instead of having employees compete against each other, you want your employees to work together. When employees connect and collaborate, they reach inter-departmental and overall company goals together. Sometimes, they do so more quickly than if employees or departments act as individual units with their own set of goals. Team building activities and events are fantastic ways to get your employees to collaborate and work together toward goals that align between departments and benefit the company as a whole. Aside from the obvious, what other benefits occur from team building?
The following are other benefits when you invest in building a strong team.
The saying goes, “teamwork makes the dream work.” But, if your employees aren’t engaged in meaningful work together, what is their motivation?
Usually meeting their goals and collecting a paycheck.
That’s not all that motivating, is it? At least no more motivating than anywhere else they could work.
“No man is an island” ~ John Donne
Employees can only produce so much on their own. Creativity and inventiveness suffer when one isn’t collaborating with teammates.
Bad ideas don’t get called out.
Good ideas aren’t nurtured.
Employees who have a team to bounce ideas off of, are challenged and are fostered are more likely to produce more. Often, the results are better than if an employee weren’t part of a good team.
More and more people are working remotely these days.
It’s easy for remote employees or satellite offices to become an afterthought when face-to-face opportunities aren’t available.
Investing in time to share a connection between all teams is a necessary step in ensuring everyone feels as though they’re contributing to meaningful work.
Connecting during team building activities is a great way to engage employees in games or discussions. These are great ways to build trust in your entire organization.
Employees who know that everyone is working toward a common goal know they have others that rely on them and that they can rely on.
It’s important to remember to take some time out for fun.
Have you ever looked at the faces of the employees who sit at their desks from 9 to 5? They’re clearly in need of something that makes them smile!
Having a bit of fun with your employees will go a long way in improving the mood and morale in the office!
Ready to see some benefits from team building? Contact us to set up your next team building event.