Group activities can be the most important “and beautiful” business investment you’ll make.
Most of us hear the word group activities, team-work and team building and moan. It has a bit of a reputation for being dull and a big waste of time. However, if incorporated into work life correctly, it can really be one of the most important investments you make for your people. There are ways to provide effective events that can build trust, mitigate conflict, encourage communication and increase collaboration. More engaged employees are good for the company and can ultimately boost the bottom line. In a 2016 Forbes article I recently read I found some great guidelines to follow to insure your program is a success. Take a peek…
Group activities for businesses by Forbes
Don’t force the corporate stuff. The most successful, memorable events are ones that don’t feel like a day at the office. Activities that overtly aim to draw in leadership lessons are less powerful. Spending time together sharing an experience allows bonding to happen more organically and far more effectively.
Ditch the company picnic. Choosing something unique and slightly outside of people’s comfort zones can encourage them to come together in new ways. What about axe throwing or zip lining?
It’s not a splurge – it’s an investment. A unique unforgettable experience isn’t fluff. You don’t have to buy everyone front row seats to see Beyonce’, but don’t skimp either. For real success and appreciation, be willing to make a real investment.
Keep that positive energy going at the office. Most team building falls flat because it’s a one-time activity- done and then forgotten. It’s key to find ways to keep the excitement going. Maybe you incorporate a daily huddle and cheer. Maybe you call a meeting where coworkers share their 10 life goals with each other. It’s a powerful way to learn about people and their dreams, as well as to generate ideas for future team-building activities.
Here at Flower Fix, we are proud to have had our workshops leading the group-activities culture in many Denver Metro companies. We’ve had the fun honor of creating a succulent garden class for a cool young tech company, holiday wreath making for a leading office furniture sales group, and out-of-the-box spring arrangements for the designers of a nation wide home builder. We’d love to create a memorable and successful group activities experience for your company. Please contact me today to get the ball rolling.
Check out some pictures from our past events: