Ever wondered if you should whisk your team away and indulge in a few team building exercises? Yes you should, and on the Htet Tayza blog this week, let me tell you why.
Team Building Activities are great for Your Bottom Line
It may seem like a waste of time and money jetting your team off to far flung locations like Florida just to get them to trudge through an obstacle course, or indulge in a game of laser tag. After all, it’s not like it’ll help the company right?
Wrong. Increasingly business leaders of all shapes and sizes are finding that team building exercises work wonders for their bottom lines, as they have a host of benefits that translate into the workplace. Team building…
- Improves Communication: Working together on a problem means you have to learn how to communicate with each other. Communication is essential to ensuring an efficient office environment.
- Fosters Positive Relationships: It’s so much easier to learn to like someone away from the stuff office environment. Through team building your staff bonds, and a bonded team facilitates office harmony. People tend to be far more productive when without tension!
- Boosts Creativity: Even the hardest worker needs some inspiration every once in a while. Setting a team building activity takes employees out of their normal environment and gives them an unusual task to perform. They’ll have to be creative to get the job done!
- Increases Motivation: Give your employees a holiday, even a team building one, to look forward to, and watch how their productivity suddenly picks up!
- Kick Starts Productivity: Essentially a team building exercise is a problem solving activity. Those skills really do translate into a work environment. After an employee learns how to analyse and find a solution to a problem, they can apply the theory to any problem, meaning that they work far more independently, and thus, efficiently.
- It Makes You Look Good: Everyone likes the employer who’s willing to pay out for a group trip to Florida. Bankrolling a team building exercise shows that you care about your employees’ personal development. People respect bosses when they make the extra effort and if they respect you, they generally tend to listen to you more!
Htet Tayza Suggests You Think of Team Building as an Investment
So I think I’ve made my case Htet Tayza readers. Yes, shelling out for a team building trip to the other side of the world costs time and money. However, rather than thinking of it as a cost, think about it as an investment in the future of your team, and what they can do for your business.