You’ve probably heard the dire statistics about disengaged employees, (If you haven’t, check out this infographic to learn more.) but what can you do about it? How can you create a positive workplace culture that’s good for business and team morale? If “team building” conjures images of The Office cast members bumbling their way through awkward outings, think again. Team building activities have come a long way since the days of trust falls, and the corporate world is starting to figure out that the best team building happens when employees are actually relaxed and having fun.
Check out these 3 ways to promote team building in your workplace, and contact us to book your Leesburg team building outing!
- Make team building a regular occurance. While you obviously can’t splurge on every team building event, it’s important to make team building a regular part of your company’s routine. Consider interspersing larger quarterly or biannual team building events with smaller, attendance-optional activities like happy hour at a local bar, catered lunch for the office, a book club focused on industry topics, or anything else that feels relevant and authentic for your workplace.
- Encourage employees to get involved. Grassroots ideas from employees can be a great starting point when planning a team building event, so solicit ideas and feedback from your team. Try to choose activities that will get people talking and interacting for maximum team building impact.
- Make it fun. The best team building happens when coworkers are able to genuinely relax and let down their guard, so choosing the right corporate outing is key. Roller skating is a great option because it gives people something to do while also facilitating socialization and a shared experience. When Bill in accounting and Martha in sales realize they have the same favorite skate jam, their in-office rapport is sure to improve.
Whether your company is large or small, we can help you throw a corporate event to remember. Give us a call at 352-787-1178 or stop by to make your reservation today!