Some may say that your customers are the most important part of an organization. However, your customers can be well taken care of if you invest in your people first.
That’s why team building can be one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. The end of the year provides the perfect opportunity to regroup for the upcoming year.
4 Ways Team Building Creates Better Employees
The purpose of team building is multifold: it’s a chance to get to know others in the group, helps lift company morale, and provides fun high-impact learning. But how do these things make better employees?
Happier Employees are More Productive Employees
A study conducted at the University of Warwick indicated that happier employees are 12% more productive than unhappy ones. The research team stated that positive emotions invigorate us, leading us to willingly go above and beyond. Financial incentives aren’t always enough. Rather, some companies are investing in employee support and satisfaction to raise the workplace happiness factor.
Aside from the science, consider that no one likes dealing with unhappy workers. If your employees are happy, they’ll be quick to spread their joy to the ones that fuel your company’s bottom line.
Team Building Creates Trust
Your team members put their faith in each other every day, even if they don’t realize it. For example, your employees’ jobs may rely on the success of your sales team. Without incoming orders, your workers may find themselves at the unemployment office.
When team members have the chance to get to know each other, their familiarity can go a long way in establishing trust. Learning about each other’s strengths and weaknesses can help them feel good about working together.
It Helps Engage Every Employee
If your company has health fairs, 5Ks, or contests throughout the year, you’re doing better than many companies. However, unless you make these things mandatory, you’re likely not engaging every employee.
Engagement is crucial to your company’s success. It helps ensure each team member is invested in your organization’s mission. Using a team building event can guarantee each person’s participation and can help strengthen their commitment to your company – or help you determine if someone just isn’t a good cultural fit.
Work Feels Less Like Work
The end of the year is a popular time for vacation days. Truth be told, people are dreaming of holiday get-togethers and activities. When minds at work are already as far away from work as possible, a team building event can help work feel less like work, but also accomplish key company objectives.
Start Planning Your Year-End Team Building Event
When your employees feel like part of the team, your customers automatically become their customers. This level of ownership and accountability can ensure your success now and for the upcoming new year. Contact us today to start planning your team event. It might be the best decision you’ll make all year.