No matter the type of company you run, you will notice that everyone becomes more productive when the staff bonds. You can achieve this desired bonding with team-building activities and various events. With the right events, workforce bonding is very possible and the entire team will feel less stressed at work, boosting morale as well as productivity. Here are just a handful of ideas.
One of the most obvious events workforce bonding can be encouraged by is holiday parties. This is why nearly every business will throw a holiday party at the end of the year to celebrate the winter holidays as a whole and New Year’s. Make the holiday party a fun event so your staff wants to attend and doesn’t just show up because they feel obligated. To make these holiday parties more welcoming, aim to keep them non-religious, focusing on something like New Year’s or a winter wonderland instead of Christmas. You can even organize a gift exchange like a white elephant sale. Don’t limit holiday parties to the winter though, you can choose any holiday, such as the first day of spring.
Celebrations For Meeting Goals
Your business most likely has goals of some sort in place and you can encourage workforce bonding via celebrations when these targets are met. It can be an after-work celebration or during part of the workday depending on what works best for your team. These sorts of celebrations are actually among the best workforce events since the party is taking place because of everyone’s hard work. In other words, each member of your staff feels as if they contributed and led to this celebration, something that will put everyone in a much better mood.
You can also conduct regular workforce events in the form of monthly lunches or meals at other regular intervals. Once a month, take the team out for lunch at a nearby restaurant or have a catered lunch in the office depending on your time constraints and set up. By putting the group in a slightly new environment, they will be less likely to simply eat next to their normal lunch companions and instead get to know their other coworkers.
Charity Or Volunteering Days
Those looking for a unique workforce event should consider planning a day where you volunteer as a team or do something for charity. In the case of smaller workforces, you can all go volunteer at a soup kitchen. Larger groups can volunteer at a food pantry or even search for upcoming community outreach events and help out there. This will not only encourage a sense of community within the workplace, but also help your team and the company itself connect with the local community.
The possibilities for workforce events are limitless. You can even do something touristy in your town as a group like a guided tour that will teach you new things about where everyone lives and works.