Are you concerned that your staff and leadership teams are not working well together, leading to low morale in your workplace? Organising a team-building activity outside of the office could make for a great solution, resulting in productive, efficient, motivated and all-round happy staff members throughout your business.
In fact, here’s three reasons why you should consider making team-building a key part of your business plan:
1. It promotes teamwork
Nearly three-quarters (70%) of participants to a research conducted by Phoenix University said they felt they were part of a dysfunctional team. Meanwhile, research by Gallup suggests that poorly managed work groups are on average 50 per cent less productive and 44 per cent less profitable.
Facts and number like these highlight the significance of having as many teams as possible to work together.Team-building events will do this, as they teach participants about how working together will improve the efficiency of all members involved – for example, how one team member can help another one’s weakness.
2. It enhances interaction
A lack of cooperation or inadequate communication was associated with 86 per cent of all workplace mistakes reported by staff and managers, a study conducted by ClearCompany disclosed. A study by HerdWisdom also detailed that 33 per cent of employees believe a lack of open and honest communication will have the most negative impact on employee morale.
Effective communication is a significant component of team-building activities, as group members need to discuss alternatives to fix an issue they have experienced. Impact international, a global creative change agency, run events that aid teams in functioning at their best. Communicating in these scenarios could lead to barriers been broken — employees being shy to talk to each other for instance — which then carries through when staff members are back in the workplace.
3. It improves commitment
Did you know that employees who have a high engagement level are 87 per cent less likely to leave a company than those who have a low engagement level? That’s according Officevibe’s studies when they looked at statistics linked to disengaged staff.
Mark Jones, the managing director of conference centre and hotel venue Wyboston Lakes, was also keen to add: “Any organisation will benefit from an engaged workforce; employees that are committed, passionate and inspired by their performance will of course generate superior customer service and increased profitability.”
Team-building days are probable to increase colleagues’ commitment as they bond with one another while working together. Friendships could also develop during these events too, with research by Gallup claiming that having a close friend at work can increase engagement by 50 per cent.