Team building activities can be fun, but are they really effective? Are they worth the investment?
You’ll do whatever it takes to create a better, more efficient work environment, but is there solid evidence of increased teamwork and communication as a result of team building activities? Here are 5 things Team Building Activities can do for you:
1) Boost Morale
Variety is the spice of life. Getting out of the office to share a new experience can breathe life into a team and revitalize communication. If you’re always in the same routine chances are you’re facing the same challenges day in and day out. Switching things up and spending time together in a new environment can give you a new perspective. When you come back to the routine you just might have inspired a spark of creative thinking that will give your company the boost it needs. And why not enjoy a delicious meal while you’re at it?
2) Encourage Better Communication
Getting out of the usual circles of communication can encourage people to get to know coworkers they might not work with all of the time. The team can benefit from building natural, long lasting relationships, starting somewhere without the pressures of the work environment. When these relationships develop organically in a relaxed context, they are much more likely to promote bonding.
3) Build Familiarity and Trust
Sometimes it’s easy to stay in your shell at work. And while not everyone is a social butterfly, team building activities can promote better engagement from each team member and open people up to a new level of comfort. You can become more familiar with everyone as you see a new side of them emerge. As a result, trust can be built that will lead to stronger bonds and increased productivity. Better team engagement means better teamwork.
4) Make Memories and Create an Office Culture
Days spent with team building activities leave a long lasting impact. Your team not only bonds during, but even afterwards as you look back on a foundational moment. Set the tone for your office and it will have an exponential impact as it makes the workplace comfortable and encouraging.
5) Have Tons of Fun!
What better way to bond than to share a delicious variety of food with someone? Our tours are enjoyable for all and we promise you’ll leave a happy (and very full) team! Cheers!