Some may ask if team building activities really work to boost morale or are they just an excuse to goof off during work hours. The truthful answer is both. For a corporate team building event to not be a “play time” it should have purpose.
Company owners or managers should explain up front the positive reason why a team building event is scheduled. If your employees work hard, they likely do not get much time to interact or enjoy being a team. Corporate events bring everyone together in a non-work environment to enjoy each other’s company and this alone can help make a workplace more fun, leading to happy and productive employees.
While employees are paid to do a job, they should be recognized and if possible, rewarded for successful efforts. It’s important to celebrate as a thank you and as motivation for working toward future accomplishments. Celebrating through team building activities is a great way to have fun together and provide a well-deserved break for a hard-working team.
Get Away from the Office
Holding a corporate event that is not in the office lets employees know it’s a special event and not routine. Giving employees the opportunity to break away from the office can be a refreshing change of pace away from the daily grind.
Off-site events can be one of the most rewarding activities for employees because it gives the opportunity to have fun, get away from their desks, not doing work for a short period, and enjoy getting to know each other.
Games Lead to Teamwork
Games are a fun way for a team to still work together, but not doing the actual work of the business. They provide challenges, can create laughter, and help people learn about each other.
Laser tag or a sky trail are great ways to have fun as a team, relieve stress, and celebrate accomplishments. Contact our corporate event planning team at BlazerTag in Austin to plan your next team building event that will lead to increased morale in the office.