A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way. – Swahili Proverb
Engaging a multi-generational workforce can be a difficult task.
Reduced employee productivity is something every manager faces. A recent Gallup study found that 87% of the employees (around the globe) are not engaged at work.
Actively disengaged employees outnumber engaged employees by 2:1 (almost).
Low engagement –
- Holds back profits
- Drains the company of its morale
- Limits a company’s ability to maintain “A” level employees
- Reduces employee productivity
- Kills the urge to excel
Blaming managers is easy in cases like these.
But are they really in a position to ignite employee engagement?
Do they have the proper authority or tools to execute the company’s strategic objectives?
Maybe it’s not the manager, maybe it is to do with the company failing to consistently communicate its structures, values and accountability.
Traditional learning methods don’t appeal to the younger generation.
What if we told you that all of the problems mentioned above had a simple solution?
You need experiential learning which is simulated.
It refers to various activities undertaken to motivate the team members and increase the overall performance of the team.
Team building activities help in the overall development of the team members and improves the performance of the team as a whole.
Team Building activities of various kinds must be undertaken from time to time to encourage the members (employees) to work hard and realize their dreams.
But to be truly effective, it needs to be a continual process which is embedded into your team and organization’s culture.
Here are some more reasons for team building:
- Socializing, networking and getting the employees to know each other better
- Boosting performance
- Fostering of innovation and creativity
- Better communication and unity
Organizing a team building event can be an ambitious task. Needless to say, it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
As the person in charge you may have questions like:
- Will I be the only one responsible for this event not yielding any results?
- Will this impact my job?
- Will people judge me as a bad organizer?
Well, worry not. That’s why we at d’frens have specialized in this field.
We’ll help you and your employees have world-class team building experiences.
Team building events are important for companies of all sizes. Whatever the size of your company may be, your business will be more productive if your team is happy.
Happy average employees who are motivated trump great employees who are unhappy and unmotivated.
Sure, taking an entire day away from the workplace may sound needlessly expensive and a waste of time. But a team that doesn’t work well together and isn’t fully engaged could cost your business more.
Besides, there are multiple other reasons why you should opt for team building activities.
People naturally like to feel connected, it’s human psychology 101. But your employees getting to know each other (even if it is from various departments) is just the tip of the iceberg.
Increased collaboration results in magnified productivity.
These activities help employees get to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
It also helps to reestablish respect and trust not only towards each other but also to the company.
Not to mention it reinforces the values and vision of the company ultimately contributing to the organization’s overall culture.
Team exercises involve a simulated problem that must be solved, the problem-solving skills they gain are ones they can use in a corporate setting.
You might discover the hidden potential of your employees which you might never realize in a workspace.
As Tom Wilson once said, “Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.”
You can encourage your employees to take responsibilities and risks during activities and see how they perform in a safe environment.
All you have to do as the person in charge is
- Tell us what you want
- Pick the plan that’s best for you
- Take a deep breath and embrace the results
Our workshops are 100% risk-free. With fresh ideas that work and appeal across demographics.
A while ago we helped a multi-billion dollar company selling nutrition products. They have offices across the globe with over 17000 employees.
They wanted to involve all the associates, employees and partners and do something extraordinary.
They wanted to achieve the following goals
- Motivate employees
- Create an emotional bond
- Make a Guinness World Record
The activity was around the theme of fitness. The group was only trained by two facilitators for a total of 68 minutes (over 3 sessions).
11256 people performed body percussions for more than five minutes and a new world record was set.
More than 300 stewards supervised by the official Guinness World Records adjudicator monitored them.
It was the world’s largest ensemble of percussionists.
All the hard work and excitement finally paid off.
The previous record had stood unbeaten for a few years despite being attempted by 3 different countries.
The people (employees, associates and partners) who took part in the event were extremely happy and motivated. They felt close together to each other and the company after having achieved something so big together.
This is just one of the examples of our work.
We are affiliated with Catalyst global, a network of 45+ top team building companies worldwide which ensures that you get nothing but the best.
Are you facing a team building problem?
Check out our various solutions for team building, employee communications and workforce learning here.
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