Many find themselves fretful that their employees and management teams are unable to work efficiently together. Coordinating a team-building activity outside of the office could be a worthwhile resolution, encouraging productive and efficient attitudes towards work as well as motivated and all-round happy workforce throughout your business.
The following are three top reasons why you should consider implementing teambuilding as a key a part of your business plan:
It advances communication
A lack of collaboration or ineffective communication has been linked to 86 per cent of all workplace failures cited by employees and executives, a survey reported on by ClearCompany has revealed. It has also been noted, in a study conducted by HerdWisdom that 33 per cent of employees believe a lack of open and honest communication will have the most negative impact on employee morale.
Well executed communication is a crucial part of team-building events, as members of a group must talk and discuss options in order to solve a problem that they’ve encountered. Impact international, a global creative change agency, run events that aid teams in functioning at their best. Communicating in these scenarios could lead to barriers been broken — employees being shy to talk to each other for instance — which then carries through when staff members are back in the workplace.
It boots engagement
According to research regarding disengaged employees, reported by officevibe, employees who have a high engagement level are 87 per cent less likely to leave a company than those who have a low engagement level.
Mark Jones, the managing director of a conference centre in Milton Keynes, hotel venue Wyboston Lakes, was also keen to add: “Any organisation will benefit from an engaged workforce; employees that are committed, passionate and inspired by their performance will of course generate superior customer service and increased profitability.”
It makes employees more motivated to work in a team
Almost three quarters (70 per cent) of respondents to a study set up by the University of Phoenix have stated that they feel they’re part of a dysfunctional team. Meanwhile, research by Gallup suggests that poorly managed work groups are on average 50 per cent less productive and 44 per cent less profitable.
Facts and figures like these underline the importance of getting teams to work together as much as possible. Team-building events will do this, as they teach participants about how working together will improve the efficiency of all members involved – for example, how one team member can help another one’s weakness.
Days and events dedicated to teambuilding are highly likely to increase engagement in the workplace and amount colleagues as it encourages your workforce to bond with each other while working together. Friendships could also develop during these events too, with research by Gallup claiming that having a close friend at work can increase engagement by 50 per cent.