Team building often receives a bad rap. It’s lame, boring, and tedious, or at least, that’s what most people think when they hear the term. But, the truth is, so long as it’s done right, team building activities are one of the best investments that you can make for your business.
For starters, team building activities help build trust. At the same time, these activities also help encourage communication and collaboration. Both can translate to a more productive workplace, and thus, provide a huge boost to your bottom line.
If that’s not enough to convince you, below are the many benefits indoor team building activities can have on your business.
1. Positive Reinforcement
It’s no secret that people love being praised, but sometimes, being praised in a professional setting won’t sit too well with everyone. But, if it’s involved in a team building activity, most people are open to such praise.
Adding recognition as part of your team building activity also helps send a strong message to your team about company culture and how the company values them as individuals.
2. Encourage Creativity
A successful business is one that’s able to employ people of different skillsets, talents, and perspectives and have them working together towards a common goal.
You see, an organisation constantly needs fresh ideas. Or else, an organisation won’t be able to keep up with its competitors. Not only that, but by not letting employees have a chance to let their creativity shine, you also risk losing them to competing businesses.
That’s where team building activities come in.
By planning the activity carefully, the tasks can give employees a chance to use their imagination in ways that will also allow you to identify their strengths so they can be better utilised within the company down the line. More importantly, by giving employees a chance to be creative, you’re letting everyone know that it’s okay to come up with creative solutions in the workplace and that bouncing ideas off of each other is encouraged.
3. Networking Opportunity
Co-workers don’t always have to be friends, but it wouldn’t hurt if they were acquaintances though.
Giving your staff a chance to socialise and network outside of the office setting is a great way to increase their productivity. It helps increase office morale and makes them more communicative with each other. Also, by making sure that everyone in the office knows each other, you can prevent certain everyday workplace issues.
4. Establishing a Culture
A lot of companies lose out on top talent, not because they’re inherently bad companies to work for, but because they failed to establish a culture and instil in the minds of their employees that they are a fun company to work for.
Team building activities can help change all of that. In fact, many companies these days use indoor team building activities as a way to recruit interested applicants.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make team building activities a priority this year. It’s an investment that will pay dividends nearly immediately and down the line.