When we hear the term “team building”, it’s often in relation to our place of work and how it can help us to perform more effectively as a professional team.
Team building skills, however, extend far beyond the walls of our workplace and can have a tremendous effect on the overall work-life balance of your employees. Ultimately, team building exercises make an employee’s job more enjoyable and increases their overall productivity when they are at work.
In fact, according to Alan Kohll the founder of TotalWellness, work-life balance reduces stress, prevents burnout and helps maintain a more productive workforce.
So, how exactly can team building benefit your employees both in and out of work?
Here are three ways that corporate team bonding exercises can improve your employees lives, both when they are in the office and when they are at home.
1 - At work
Whether your employees are at the office, on a factory floor, or working from home, the benefits of team building on both morale and productivity are apparent among both co-workers and management teams alike.
When your company takes the time to nurture ‘soft’ skills - such as collaboration, communication and strategic thinking - everyone in your team will become invested in your overall vision. This empowers every member in your team to work together towards a common goal.
2 - At home
We all know team building skills apply far beyond the workplace. They benefit employees in their everyday life. Effective communication, time management and delegation of responsibility can make all the difference between quality time spent with the ones we love – versus potential stress and aggravation.
Harmonious interaction in the home fosters cooperation, respect for one another and creates a powerful ripple effect far beyond the workplace.
3 - At play
Be it in the backyard with your friends or on an organized sports team with your co-workers and peers, how we “play” and interact with others is a critical part of everyday life.
There’s a well-known saying “there’s no I in T-E-A-M”. But if there was ever going to be one, we suggest it should stand for “inclusion” - because we all crave a sense of belonging. Team building exercises will instil that sense of belonging in every single one of your employees, both inside and outside the office.
To learn more about the benefits of team building and how it can help your employees be happier and more productive, contact Teambonders today and find out how our innovative corporate events can be uniquely tailored to the needs of your company.