Company outings like lunches, nights out, coaching and buddy programs may be costly, but they’re well worth the investment. A positive, engaging company culture yields effective, engaging service and overall growth.
Here are 7 ways how team outings helps to build a great team.
1. Networking, socializing, and getting to know each other better.
Socializing and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. Not only does it increase morale in the office, it also allows for the office to work better solving everyday workplace issues.
2. Increased Worker Productivity
Team bonding activities also improve workplace projects that involve teamwork. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This understanding helps them work even better together on future progress vital to a company.
3. Celebration, team spirit, fun, and motivation.
After any sports team wins a major championship, they celebrate and have fun. This motivates them to want to win even more. This extreme example shows that the celebration, cheering, and fun that come with every TeamBonding event can motivate employees to bring their job to the next level.
4. Communication and working better together.
To no surprise, communication and working better together is the top reason why people choose team building. Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone.
Of of the best reasons for team building is that the activities actually work to accomplish improved communication. Testimonials all over the TeamBonding website will attest to this fact. A successful team building activity will surely mean a more comfortable, successful workplace environment for any company, large or small.
5. Time for a Break
Like the old saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” everyone needs some time off to relax. Without some occasional fun and festivities, it’s easy to burn out. Hosting summer company outings is great because it’s a designated time for employees to take their minds off of work and just enjoy themselves. Once it’s time to get back to the grind, they should feel refreshed and renewed. That way they can return to their work with more energy and zest, which ultimately means happier team members.
6. Relieve stress
Stress in the workplace is an epidemic. It costs organizations around $200 billion each year and can lead to a slew of negative consequences for both mental and physical health including headaches, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Team outings can be a great way to relieve some of that stress by giving employees an outlet in which they can get away from all the obligations a typical day at work can bring and allow them to unwind in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Well-planned team outings are filled with activities that take employees out of their normal environment and give them an out-of-the-ordinary task to perform. This gives employees the opportunity to think “outside the box” and use their imagination to accomplish the tasks set before them. These types of activities can help solidify the notion that creativity is welcomed and encouraged, which can directly translate back into the workplace.