5 Team Building Activities to Boost Morale at the Office
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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES PROMOTE A HEALTHY OFFICE CULTURE AND BOOST OFFICE MORALE.
Team building activities motivate team members and strengthen the relationships between them. This results in good communication, efficient conflict resolution, and an overall more productive team. Check out 5 team building activities that boost morale at the office.
1. WELLNESS ACTIVITIES
Wellness activities improve the physical and mental well-being of employees. One survey showed that 80% of employees at companies with health and wellness programs feel engaged and cared for by their employers.
Wellness activities that involve exercise or meditation are perfect for boosting morale at the office. This is because it gives them something to look forward to, gets their body moving, and increases their happiness. Overall, wellness activities help team members feel good, energetic, and motivated in the workplace.
2. RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING EXERCISES
The stronger the relationships between each team member, the more a team will successfully operate as a unit. One-on-one meetings are relationship-building exercises that improve the communication between team members.
During one-on-one meetings, team members meet to give each other feedback on their individual and team performance. Through this exercise, both team members can validate each other’s perspectives, give guidance, and improve their performance as a team. It also provides a safe space to resolve conflicts and strengthen the trust between team members.
3. CORPORATE-FOCUSED WORKSHOPS
Planning workshops or seminars for your team promotes the development of personal and professional skills that you may want to reinforce in your team. These workshops can focus on different professional expertise that you may deem important such as leadership, communication, conflict resolution, customer service, or industry knowledge.
Organizing these workshops for your team members shows that you are committed to the professional advancement of your team. It not only shows that you care, but your employees will see their job at your company as an opportunity for career advancement and development.
4. COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
Giving back as a team by volunteering, fosters a sense of community through collaboration. By participating in community initiatives, the team can work together in new ways and in a different environment.
By volunteering together, a shared sense of purpose is created connecting team members to the cause and to each other. Community service activities also emphasize important teamwork values such as empathy and collaboration.
5. FUN ACTIVITIES TO DE-STRESS
Having fun activities with your team members to de-stress after work, like happy hours, for example, can really improve morale, create social ties, and foster friendships between team members. When employees have good relationships between them, they push themselves even harder to support each other.
The most productive employees are those who enjoy their job and the people they work with. As a team, it’s vital that everyone can get along and have a laugh in a professional and non-professional setting.
FOSTERING A HEALTHY TEAM DYNAMIC
The best way to boost morale in the office is to schedule team building activities regularly. Team building exercises strengthen relationships between team members, help them understand how to work with others in an efficient way, and brings the team closer together. Fostering a healthy professional employee dynamic through team building activities will make your team stronger paving the way to succeed and achieve your company goals.