06 Dec Reach new heights with online team building activities-
Now everyone is back together in the office, there has never been a better time to conduct online team building activities.
Online team building activities are not only great fun, but they also have a great range of benefits for your staff as well as your business. Here’s a look at some of them.
Connect people from different departments-
The bigger the size of your business, the more departmental areas you are likely to have. People from different departments or that work on different floors or sections of the workplace don’t get the interaction with their fellow workmates and thus don’t get the opportunity to build rapport with other members of staff. In fact, aside from being introduced to each other on their first day, many staff members from large companies have only ever said a passing greeting in the hall.
Online team building activities are a great way for your office staff to get to know and build relationships with people they wouldn’t normally have contact with. And this will ultimately lead to a more harmonious and fruitful workplace.
Greater sense of motivation and co-operation-
Once people have built a rapport with their co-workers, they are far more likely to be motivated to help each other succeed in their respective roles. Online team building activities are a great way to increase staff motivation as well as demonstrate the benefits of co-operating with each other to achieve common goals.
Open the doors to creative collaborations-
The key to any business is growth, and by connecting people from different departments within your workplace through online team building activities, it opens the door for your staff to build new working relationships and explore possibilities that can increase growth and productivity in your workplace.
Build your company’s culture-
Is staff retention a problem for your business? Or are productivity levels on the decline? Then maybe it is time to address the culture of your workplace. Create an environment that your staff want to be in, not one that they are simply coming to in order to get paid. Fun online team building activities can help your co-workers build meaningful relationships within the workplace and build an environment in which that want to strive to succeed in.
Communication is key-
Through online team building activities you can build the lines of communication between your staff. People that feel they now know each other on a more personal level are more likely to effectively communicate with one another. And if your company has effective and open flowing lines of communication then it will be a more efficient workplace. And efficiency is the key to productivity, which as we all know is the key to profits.
Expedite the conflict resolution process-
All workplaces have a range of personalities. This can often lead to conflicts within the work environment. But if your staff are familiar with each other, than this will firstly decrease the chance of conflict, and secondly, enable a more transparent line of communication when attempting to resolve the conflict. And that means everybody is back doing what they do best sooner.
Plain and simple, fun!-
Online team building activities are fun, it is as simple as that. No matter what job, or office you work in, at one point or another the working week can start to drag on. Break the week up with some fun activities. For the small time away from attending to work duties that these activities take, you will find the increase of productivity more than makes up for it once your staff have refreshed their minds and spirits.
These are just some of a range of benefits that online team building activities can bring to your business, so why not consider planning some this week.