Team unity is the backbone of any successful business. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that happens overnight and achieving this requires work on the part of leaders and employees. Follow these team-building tips for businesses to see your business thrive.
Celebrate Achievements Together
When your business has a win, take the time to celebrate and express your appreciation for everyone. Written praise or a thank you is appropriate for small victories and helps employees feel valued. For larger accomplishments, treating the team to lunch or a small party can encourage team bonding and contribute to a positive work environment.
Allow Input from all Team Members
If an employee doesn’t feel like their voice is heard, they won’t feel like they are part of the team. Giving employees an opportunity to contribute their ideas for projects and provide input for company processes can go a long way in creating a positive company culture. It also results in decreased turnover and an increase in productivity.
Encourage Employee Friendships
Having friendships at work, not only promotes an enjoyable work atmosphere, it’s also good for business. One study shows that socializing among team members improves communication by up to 50%. Additionally, employees with friends in the workplace are more likely to be engaged at work and feel a sense of loyalty to the company.
Go on Team Outings
Team outings are great for improving your employees’ mental health. When even one of your employees is experiencing poor mental health or burnout, it effects the whole team. Company outings are great for discovering what strengths your team has and in what ways they can improve. They are also great for boosting employee morale.
Address Employee Concerns Quickly
If an employee has a concern, it’s crucial that you take time to not only listen but to address the concern. When a problem is brought to your attention and no action is taken, employees don’t feel valued. Make your employees feel comfortable speaking up, and you will see your business improve.
Cross-training employees is beneficial to both the employees and the business. Having the opportunity to learn what other team members do is an invaluable experience that allows employees to expand their skills, understand their coworker’s day-to-day responsibilities and appreciate their expertise. For employers, it gives the advantage of having a well-rounded team and results in improved collaboration between employees.
e|spaces provides the ideal office environment for team-building efforts with café space, common work areas and meeting rooms for cross-training or team meetings. With 24/7 access, IT support, WiFi, refreshments and drinks, e|spaces has everything you need for your team – and business – to succeed. Contact us to find a location near you and schedule a tour today.