Team building is an effective way to bring co-workers together and spark the office’s morale. When the team is able to get together and experience a challenge or activity as a collective unit, their bond becomes more cohesive and their spirits higher. It can be a great deal of fun and it gives employees a good time to get to know one another. The life in the day-to-day office can become monotonous and create a stale environment where work lacks productivity and ideas fail to lunch. Team building can help that.
Explained below are five reasons why Team Building is important in the workplace.
#1. Fosters better communications
Conducting team building activities is the first step towards fostering better communication between employees. While at work, everyone is busy working and meeting their targets, therefore getting minimal time for interacting. Team building activities like conducting some games or a going out for a team lunch can help bond team members somewhat better with each other. In turn relationships become stronger.
#2. Increased motivation
When employees become more comfortable with each other, it is always an advantage for them, because they are more likely to gain confidence and such a move can always be more positive and productive.
#3. A message of value
As most team building activities are fun and mostly held away from work, and not specific to work, it shows that as an employer you value your team and of course appreciate them.
#4. Add fun to workplace
When work becomes fun, it is much better and easier for employees also to perform better. When they feel more cared for, becomes more engaged and of course give in their 100% percent. And when an employee gives in his or her 100%, it of course implies good business.
#5. Competition and bragging rights
Conducting simple yet competitive games has been known to known to increase competition which in turn has a positive impact on employee performance and motivation. Once an employee feels more motivated, he or she feels giving more to his or her workplace. So, by channeling that increased production into a fun, inclusive team building activity, employees can bond in a way impossible by other means.
#6. Increased trust in each other
Team building games act as an icebreaker among employees and enhances them to trust each other. We all remember the old trust exercise where a friend falls and we’re supposed to catch them. Team building activities should bolster this kind of mentality and allow co-workers to break through their distrusts. Members in a team will start viewing office colleagues more as a collective unit.
In the end, it can be said that team building activities not only act as strong ice breakers, but they also help in improving office morale to a great extent. So, every employer must take it upon themselves to conduct some or the other form of team building activities to ensure happy bonding between employees.
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