Full-time employees often spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their families, making workplace relationships a vital part of an employee’s mental health.
Fortunately, there are ways you can facilitate positive employee interaction and team bonding. In doing so, you stand to benefit from happier, more productive and more loyal employees who genuinely care about the impact of their work.
Consider the following when developing team-building activities:
Let it happen naturally –Allow bonding to happen organically without calling attention to the fact that the event is designed to facilitate team bonding.
Make the activity unique – Trying new things is closely tied to happiness, and being out of one’s comfort zone encourages bonding through the shared experience.
Consider it an investment – While it may seem like more money spent on team-building events is more money wasted, look at it instead as a long-term investment.
Keep it going – A team-building event isn’t as effective if it’s a one-and-done situation. Find smaller ways to keep the vibe going during daily operations, such as through regular group huddles.
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