Keeping your teams happy and engaged is a major part of running a business. You’ll need to ensure you do all you can to keep everyone loyal, committed, and interested in their jobs. If you can do this, they are much less likely to leave (which costs you time and money) and much more likely to be productive and do a good job.
With that in mind, here are some of the many options you have for team-building activities that will help your employees enjoy their work more.
When you think about it, it’s not just your employees you need to keep happy, but your customers as well. Plus, you’ll want to look impressive for future or potential customers. This is why volunteering can be a good idea.
As a business, you can allow time off for volunteering opportunities for all your staff, or you can even arrange the volunteering yourself, whether it’s litter-picking, working in a soup kitchen, or anything else.
When you do this, your team will see you as a caring boss, and the community and your customers will generally see your business as a caring business. This can help them choose you to buy from rather than your competitors.
You might not have a big budget for your team-building activities, and that’s fine; some businesses are smaller than others. However, if your budget is on the larger side, why not arrange a weekend or a week away somewhere interesting?
You could go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower. You could go to London to see Buckingham Palace. You could go to Rome or Milan or New York or wherever you wanted to go and see whatever you wanted to see – these are all exciting for employees and will boost morale.
An all-expenses paid trip somewhere wonderful is certainly something no employee would ever forget, and they would have to think very carefully about whether or not they would be so well looked after if they moved to a different company.
Try An Escape Room
Escape rooms are very popular. They are a great way for people to bond because they have to work together to solve a puzzle and escape from a locked room in a certain amount of time.
There are many different types of escape rooms, each with a theme, so you should be able to find something that works for your teams. Even if you have never considered an escape room before, when you start investigating the idea, you’ll find there is at least one nearby, and probably more.
When working together to escape from the locked room, your employees will need to display courage, understanding, and tenacity, and they will have to work together to use everyone’s skills to their advantage. This can therefore be ideal not just for them to have fun and bond but for you to see who is a good leader and who can use their skills correctly. This can be useful for future promotions and for choosing the right people for various projects.