How Team Building Can Help Your Company Avoid Holiday Burnout

How Team Building Can Help Your Company Avoid Holiday Burnout

The holidays can often be as stressful as they are joyous, and your team may be feeling the effects of both. A holiday-themed team building event could lift their spirits by celebrating their successes and stimulating them for what’s to come in the new year.

Why is Celebrating Important?

Fraternization and celebrations have more to do with workplace success than you might think:

It Boosts Morale

Even the most dedicated workers need a little pick-me-up, especially when holiday stresses are weighing on their minds. Holiday team building events give everyone involved a chance to recognize each other’s successes throughout the year and show appreciation for the team’s accomplishments.

It Keeps Them Focused

With the end of the year approaching, employees may thinking more of ham dinners, family, Christmas shopping, and a few days of R&R than what’s happening while they’re in the office. Having a planned team building event can give them something to look forward to. If you can get them involved in the planning process, it can also help them stayed focused on work, rather than their holiday daydreams.

It Re-Energizes Them

Burnout is a real threat to companies, especially for employees with longer work weeks and frequent travel. Infusing a little non-work-related fun into the work day can help ease their minds and remind your team why your company is such a great place to be.

It Provides a Chance to Build Connections on a Deeper Level

When the workday is in full swing, it’s difficult for your team to get to know each other outside of work-related interactions. Having an opportunity to socialize with each other can help build trust and familiarity that is essential in creating strong, successful teams. It also gives you an opportunity to find out more about what makes your employees tick, which can position you to discover new strengths and abilities you can use to the company’s advantage.

Celebrate Your Team’s Success With a Holiday Team Building Event

Company parties are a thoughtful gesture to show your appreciation, but a holiday team building event can illustrate your thanks while also strengthening your company (and perhaps your community, too!).

Team Challenges

Maximize your year-end team building event by providing fun, unique challenges that engage every member of your group. From scavenger hunts to puzzles to tasks, your team can learn the value of working together while honing their individual problem-solving skills.

As a result, your employees enjoy a day away from work and can return feeling refreshed with a newfound appreciation for the people they work with. The skills they learn during your event will benefit your organization long after the new year has arrived.

Charity Team Building Events

An estimated 13.5% of the US population need assistance throughout the year, not just the holidays, but the spirit of giving hits harder during the holidays. A charity team building event is the perfect opportunity to support others in your community.

From building bicycles to wrapping presents to creating care packages for overseas soldiers, each team member takes part in completing the project while building trust, communication, and camaraderie. As an added bonus, your group can enjoy the benefits of working together to achieve a common goal while feeling good about the work they’re doing.

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Back Against Holiday Burnout

The end of the year isn’t far away, and it’s never too soon to start fighting back against holiday burnout. Contact us today to start planning your year-end event and begin the new year on a high note.


About The Author

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Rob Jackson

Rob has been a speaker and trainer for over 20 years specializing in public speaking, personality profiles, sales training, management, and team building. As a former corporate executive, he brings a solid blend of theory and practice to help people connect and communicate. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and has served as President and Chairman on several Executive Leadership boards. In addition to being a Certified DiSC Trainer, Rob has logged hundreds of instructional classroom hours. Rob is one of the most requested trainers for repeat business because his engaging style of storytelling and humor captivates an audience and moves them to action.

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