If you mention the idea of some corporate team building you may well be greeted with groans. That’s because everyone envisions a forced environment where people strain to get along and do the right thing.
However, done properly team building events can actually be fun, when you allow your staff to be themselves they will discover lots of things about each other. This helps them create a bond that improves their workability.
Boding between colleagues is important if you want to get the best from your employees.
In fact, there are 2019, Reasons You Need to Had a Company Event:
1. Boost Productivity
Employees that team build successfully are happier at work and feel more valued. This translates into a willingness to work harder for the business, effectively increasing productivity.
But that’s not all! By increasing productivity and encouraging your staff to communicate with each other and you, they’ll be more willing to make suggestions which can transform the way you do things for the better.
The staff are usually in the best position to make positive changes, you simply need to give them a voice. Doing team building allows them to feel like their voice counts, that’s all it takes!
2. Increase Morale
Once a member of staff feels that their opinion matters and that they are more than just a cog in the machine, they’ll be happier coming to work and at work. This means fewer sick days and a drastically improved working atmosphere.
The added benefit is that these types of employees are more likely to be helpful in dealing with disgruntled ones, allowing you to get the best and most effective team possible.
3. Staff Retention
The knock-on of the above two points is a higher staff retention rate. Staff who are happy and feel valued don’t need pay rises just for the sake of it. They have job satisfaction which helps their work/life balance and will increase your staff retention rate.
Conversely, you’ll be spending less on hiring and re-training, allowing you to increase their wages!
4. For Fun
Finally, there are other reasons why you should undertake company events on a regular basis but one of the most important ones is simply to have fun!
Having fun helps you to achieve greater productivity, better morale, and higher staff retention. But, more importantly, it’s fun to have fun.
This demonstrates to your team that you understand the importance of work and its place in life. Any business that takes itself too seriously is going to struggle with staff retention and creating an enjoyable work environment.
Simply having a corporate event to have fun takes the pressure off staff to do anything other than that. In fact, this then becomes the best opportunity to bond!
With a little practice, you can get the balance right and your team will no longer groan when you suggest the next team building event, in fact, they’ll be planning it for you!