Team Building Ideas for Positive Corporate Culture
Feb 25, 2022 2:04:22 PM
Thankfully, team building doesn't have to be awkward—it can actually be a fun, exciting way to boost corporate culture and help employees get to know one another.
There are many reasons why it's worthwhile to spend time on team building activities, including:
Of course, it's important to take a fresh approach to team building that allows employees to get to know one another in a new way. No matter how great an activity may be, if employees have done it year after year, it will get stale (despite new additions to the team).
Successful team building activities allow employees to get to know one another on a new level, seeing coworkers as complete humans with lives outside of the office, instead of just people who clock in and out, day after day.
Keep these tips in mind as you create team building activities for your staff:
Developing team building activities that keep employees engaged and excited can be tough, but taking the time required to develop activities that actually build team spirit within an organization is well worth your time.
Here, we'll take a look at some different team building examples that can help your employees and supervisors come together and develop a sense of camaraderie.
It's great to get your team together face-to-face, and if you're able to hold an in-person team building event, you have many options for bringing your employees together.
Try these fun in-person event team building ideas:
When some of your team is in person and some of the team is working virtually, it can be tough to come up with ideas that are equally engaging for both groups. Here, we'll take a look at some collaborative team building options that can engage your entire organization, no matter where employees are working from.
Coming up with team building activities for a virtual event can be a bit more challenging, but don't worry—we've got you covered. Try these fun team building activities for your virtual event:
Getting your team members out into the real world can provide fun insights into their strengths, and can help them get to know one another on a new level.
There's no need for outings to be super-formal. If you think your employees would enjoy a super-organized activity like a zip line course or dance lessons, by all means, offer it as a team building option. You may find, however, that your employees have a better chance to get to know one another in a more relaxed environment.
Both virtual and in-person team building sessions can offer fun opportunities to let employees interact in a less-structured environment. Enjoying an in-person or virtual concert together, getting together for an IRL or Zoom happy hour, or celebrating a company milestone through an online or in-person party during work hours can help employees relax and enjoy their time getting to know each other.
Try to resist the urge to make employees participate in activities during a purely social outing. Instead, allow your employees to take the event at their own pace, getting to know one another on their own terms. When employees see that outing events are relaxed, they'll be more likely to engage in these events in the future instead of gritting their teeth through "mandatory fun."
If your corporate culture has taken a nosedive in recent months, you're not alone. Unprecedented challenges have made it hard to keep employee morale high, desire best efforts. If you've noticed that your employees have been struggling recently, make it clear that you're engaging in team building activities to make their jobs easier—not to add something else to their plates.
At 6Connex, we're here to work with you to create a virtual venue that you need for your event. Whether you're solely focusing on team building ideas or you want to create a virtual trade show that includes opportunities for professionals to get to know one another, we've got you covered.
Reach out to us today to talk about how we can make your vision for your virtual or hybrid event a reality.