Work culture can include a variety of different aspects, but many employee retention strategies lack team building activities. Allowing employees to have some fun and get to know their colleagues on the job can have a huge impact on morale and the overall happiness of your team.
What Constitutes a Team Building Activity?
All well-planned, motivating team building activities have a few things in common:
- A Well-Defined Goal: Team building events should have a purpose. Are you training your workers for a new project or promotion? Are you trying to increase group morale? Determine what your goal is.
- An Organized Activity: The event should be planned in advance and have a designated leader, whether it is a manager, HR rep or company CEO. Activities can last for an hour, a day or even a weekend.
- Measureable Results: The activity should have a measureable impact on your company; this ties into the goal of the event. A good way to gauge the responses of your workers is to hold an employee engagement survey each year, or have them answer reflection questions after the team building activity.