If we’ve learnt anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that allowing employees to work from home can be a successful long-term strategy for organizations all over the world.
As we now move towards what is hopefully the “post-pandemic world”, we’re going to see a number of organizations commit to this new way of working and continue with a remote working model in which their employees work from home.
Other companies will make a flexible transition back to the office, adopting the hybrid workforce model - a type of workforce model in which employees split their time between in-office work and remote work.
In fact, The Accenture Future of Work Study 2021, found that the majority of workers (83 percent) said that they prefer a hybrid work model that allows them to work remotely at least 25 percent of the time
More than 40 percent of workers felt they could be healthy and effective whether they were on-site or remote, with only a small segment of workers feeling as if they couldn’t be efficient or healthy anywhere.
Of those employees who feel they can be productive everywhere, 85 percent say that they plan to stay with their company for a long time.
Most tellingly, however, is that 63 percent of high-growth organizations have already enabled productivity-anywhere workforce models.
These models of work all mean one thing for companies, it’s crucial that they focus on the health, wellbeing and development of their employees - particularly those who are working remotely. Business leaders must make sure to bring individual staff members back into the fold of the team
The best way to do that? Team building exercises.
Team building events are all about bringing your team together to turn a group of individuals into a cohesive team.
Team building events, whether they are in-person, virtual or hybrid, create stronger bonds between your team members, improve employee collaboration, and ensure your team is working together to achieve one common goal.
Here are a few key benefits of team building that will improve your team’s morale and productivity:
1 - Show your appreciation of your team
It may seem like a small gesture, but one of the most important things you can do for the morale of your team is to let your employees know that you appreciate their work. In fact, employees tend to work more effectively when they know their boss appreciates them.
A team building event shows your team that you're willing to invest company money into their development. Not only that, but it also shows your employees that your business is giving something back to them for all of their hard work.
2 - Consolidate connections within your team
Whether you are fully remote or working within a hybrid model, keeping communication ongoing and frequent in these workplace models is crucial. You don’t want your employees out of the office to start feeling siloed from the rest of their team.
Hosting regular team building events will help your team bond on both a personal and professional level. Staff members will have fun, get to know each other personally and will feel more encouraged to collaborate and work with one another to successfully complete their work.
3 - Develop employee strengths
It’s a common scenario in the workplace for employees to have no confidence in their own strengths, or possibly not even realize where they may fit into the team environment. Team building is a fun way to help build employee confidence in their own strengths and to help them recognize that they are indeed an important component of your team.
By developing employee strengths through team building, your company will set a roadmap towards achieving the company’s vision.
Want to learn more about achieving your company goals through team building? Contact teambonders today. We would love to answer any questions that you may have.