Encouraging your employees to bond can help increase happiness in your workplace and reduce the likelihood that issues will arise that need the attention of your HR team. There are countless ways in which you can encourage your team to bond. It’s a fact that regularly team bonding exercise boost productivity, decreases sick days, and increase employee engagement. As such, we’ve compiled five of the most effective ways you can encourage happy employees without breaking the bank.
Hold an Afternoon Fun Day
Games and puzzles can be good fun and working together to solve them encourages creative thinking and teamwork. It doesn’t have to cost a lot either, print off a few puzzles from online or task your team with building a house of cards, there are plenty of ways you can get your team working together.
Take Your Work Outside of the Office
Encourage your team to join you for an afternoon in a coffee shop. Taking the work to a more laid-back environment can help you to really bond with your team and encourage them to do the same with each other. Sure, you might not get that much work done, but at least your team will be brought closer together for minimal costs.
A Low-Tech Social Network
Map out the connections between team members on a whiteboard. Get your team to draw an avatar and then draw lines to show how they know other employees. This is a fantastic icebreaker and can help employees who may not get the chance to interact very often to get to know each other. This can help you to introduce participants to each other and establish relationships that previously didn’t exist.
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