Work brings with it great stress. Whether it’s the one you don’t even like to do or you’re lucky to have found your dream job and the one that fulfills you, over time it comes to oversaturation and what you need is to relax. In the last few years, you will often hear the term “team-building”. It is a gathering that the employer organizes for its employees in order to relax and get to know each other better, which will positively affect their work and make them more productive at work.
Team building is a set of educational and fun activities that aim to form a team. It was created in the early eighties in companies that wanted to build the best possible work ethic for their employees. This concept can range from simple and practical exercises of “connecting” people to complete simulations and multi-day activities that are carried out to improve team performance.
Joint activities of employees outside the company are important for achieving a positive work environment because in this way improves communication and interpersonal relationships among employees, as well as their relationship with the employer. Read below on how to organize this type of party at the last minute.
1. Themed party
Everyone loves unique parties, those that are different in concept from everyone else. It’s all in a themed party. Start with a menu plan, shopping list, and guest list. List everything you need to buy, starting from groceries, through drinks to small things for decoration such as napkins, straws, balloons, etc. Along with the list of names, compile a seating arrangement that will make it even easier for you to set the table, and then arrange the guests when they arrive. Take care of the details, the choice of music, try to make the party as authentic as possible. On the invitations, emphasize to your colleagues that it is necessary to train in accordance with the topic. These parties are a complete success and people relax very quickly and indulge in enjoyment.
Do you have a yacht at your disposal, are you on the seashore or a river suitable for sailing? One word – party. We all know that all important work ends outside the office. Organize a party for your associates, provide them with an unforgettable time with good music and the sounds of the waves. What else is needed? Well, it would also be nice to have a few beautiful female colleagues. Who knows, maybe a new love will be born!
3. Cottage outside of a town
Cottage in the woods, barbecue in nature, various team sports, music by the open fire … Rest and guaranteed fun.
The problem with karaoke is that most people think they can’t sing, at least until they have three drinks, which is why they are hesitant to show off their talent. You can also design a small boxing ring and organize a dance battle. Yes, laughter and good fun are guaranteed.
5. Team tasks
Team building is a nice opportunity for employees to get to know each other better in the fresh air, away from everyday life in a relaxed atmosphere. At various locations, various team tasks are performed in teams created by random selection, and the competitive spirit is encouraged by measuring the time to complete an individual task and announcing the winners and possible symbolic prizes.
Why is it important to bring a little fun to work?
People are considered to be more productive when they are not working under pressure, and socializing and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. Joint games highlight the strengths and weaknesses of other people, as well as their interests. When we understand the motives of other people’s actions, we can work easier and better together on future projects. Every successfully implemented team-building event is actually a path to a more creative workplace. Fun activities and games develop the imagination, which is essential for the progress of the company. When the work environment is pleasant, people have more freedom to express their original ideas. Also, informal socializing and having fun come as a reward for the effort invested, which keeps your employees motivated to work better and work even harder.
As a result, you get greater cooperation, better communication, and team members who are not afraid to show that they have not mastered something, ready to learn, and thus contribute to the progress of the company.
Don’t forget some additional activities and hobbies. Relax the atmosphere with music, organize competitions and design a gift for the winner. Dance competitions and those in which knowledge and courage are tested are attractive at every celebration. Soften the atmosphere of a formal dinner by serving each guest a meal, a small challenge that he should fulfill during dinner.
The key to any successful entertainment is organization and multitasking, so you need to focus on multiple sides. By planning creative and motivational team-building events, you enable each team member to build and develop numerous skills. Above all, you encourage healthy communication between colleagues, and there is also the mastery and improvement of valuable skills in planning, problem solving, and conflict.
If you want to have an effective team that produces the results your organization needs, you need to pay attention to the process and team building. In fact, 80% of team success is the result of team building and cohesive working relationships. 20% is a process – knowing what to do.
By organizing fun activities for employees, you will achieve a lot in developing better relationships among work colleagues. If for any reason you don’t feel like the best party organizer or doubt your design taste, relax. Do your best, everyone appreciates the effort, and then have fun on your own. If you have a good time, your guests will feel the same spirit.