“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Corporate team building is the need of the hour. It has numerous benefits and newer opportunities.
For starters, it enhances the team’s productivity, boosts morale, improves bonding, and results in better work performances. All of which is essential to build a strong team and positively impact the company’s bottom line.
Whether you are an MNC or a startup, you must conduct team-building exercises every once in a while and encourage efforts that bring your team closer together.
In this blog, we have listed some daily team-building efforts that can give your company a positive turnover, as suggested by the top team-building organizations.
Break The Ice By Sharing Something Your Employees Don’t Know.
Before the beginning of the week, gather your entire team and ask them to share an unknown fact or story that nobody else knows. Be a part of this activity. The information doesn’t have to be personal. Anything that they are comfortable sharing would work.
This activity will not only help the entire team bond together but also allow them to know each other better. And the more comfortable they get with each other, the better the work environment.
Isn’t this a win-win? Your employees getting closer and working together towards a common goal. Think. Think.
Encourage Light Discussions Over Lunch.
“A family who eats together, stays together” – La Motte.
Your employees are your family, so ensure they get a similar treatment. Have lunches with your team every day and strike fun, light conversations to make them restful around you.
If there’s a matter that needs to be discussed, take that up in a friendly tone. Also, ask everyone to open up, share some of the obstacles they face daily, things that they are learning, and how they expect the management to improve. This activity will show the employees that their employer truly cares, and motivate them to put in extra effort towards the tasks at hand.
In a nutshell, team lunches, if made a ritual, have the power to foster creativity, improve communication, encourage bonding, and break barriers.
Best part? You don’t have to spend a lot of money on it or take out extra time. All you need is to eat together as a team.
Include Some Fun And Interactive Sessions.
Engage your team in some exciting and engaging games weekly or monthly, according to the workload.
Set a particular day for such sessions to ensure everyone turns up. Once they make it to the office, divide them into smaller groups, and give everyone a task to perform, let’s say put up an act or presentation.
Whichever group completes the said task in a given time limit or performs the best, it must be declared the winner. Consider giving away promotional merchandise to entice your employees.
Such games will foster artistry, increase bonding, build trust, and instill the idea to perform better at every step.
You can also consider indulging everyone in an introductory game wherein one team member has to introduce the other playfully.
Take Them To A Corporate Retreat.
Have fun engaging with your team in a casual and unofficial manner. Organize a corporate retreat and encourage the team to participate in outdoor activities. If you can, be a part of the trip and games.
Your employees will appreciate your effort to spend some quality time with them. A corporate retreat will give the members the perfect opportunity to loosen up with each other, away from work stress.
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock.
You can only win battles with your team standing with you, and not behind.
Corporate team building is crucial to form new bonds, build trust, improve productivity, work effectively. The above-mentioned tips can help you create a strong team that will work tirelessly to deliver flourishing results.