Teamwork is an important aspect for a business as it influences its success. However, in as much as teamwork enhances productivity, working with others can often be quite overwhelming. By effectively managing conflicts that arise, you will be able to produce a working environment that is collaborative. One way of achieving this is by encouraging team building. The following are some of the team building activities you should try out to promote teamwork and productivity.
If you are looking for an effective team building activity, you can settle on the escape room. The ability to build comradery, test an employee’s problem solving skills and try new something are what make the escape room a popular team building activity. Escape room often operates on the basis of teamwork, meaning that in order to yield the best results that will allow you to escape the room, you will be required to divide and conquer the different sections of the room, and bring the clues together. In spite of the fact that escape rooms have a fairly low success rate, they have been proven to help in encouraging a collaborative environment that helps your employees to work together more effectively.
If you are looking for a cost-effective team building activity, them scavenger hunt would be your best bet. Based on the fact that a scavenger hunt can be done anywhere, you will be able to save on costs. In a scavenger hunt, you can use commonly found items such as staplers, notebooks or even cups and also some clues to accompany them. The team that has been rewarded for being in the first position in the given challenge will be motivated to keep at it and solve the entire problem. Through a scavenger hunt, your employees will remain active as they will be on their feet and moving around, hence promoting productivity.
Community service is also an important team building activity you should embrace. Through community service, you will not only encourage team bonding but also give back to the community. One way through which you can encourage teamwork while at the same time giving back to the community is taking part in volunteer work such as organizing park-clean up or donating items to a local animal shelter. Through the volunteer work, you will be able to create a good impression of your company to any potential clients or customers. Once you have finished the community service, you can reward your hardworking employees with something that will keep them motivated. The above tips will go a long way in ensuring teamwork, hence the need to look into them.