It’s no surprise to hear that team building is important but it’s also not a shock to learn most staff don’t look forward to it! In today’s world, it seems that “team building” has a bad rap.
As Forbes’ Brian Scudamore put it, “in most companies when a supervisor says, “We’re going to do some team building!’ employees start re-running old episodes of The Office. It’s one thing to see it on TV, but getting a real-life taste of your manager mimicking Steve Carell’s insanely-awkward-try-hard leadership style just isn’t as funny” or enjoyable!
Despite its reputation, team building is effective in building trust, mitigating conflict, encouraging better communication, and increasing team collaboration. “Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. It can also be adventurous and enjoyable if you do it with a little pizzazz,” says Scudamore.
Team Building With a Twist
That’s where we come in. Experiences like our Geo-Loco GPS treasure hunts are the perfect mix of new challenges, outdoor fun and collaborative team building to reinspire and reconnect your team. This “shared goal experience” mimics a successful workplace dynamic where smaller teams must first accomplish their tasks before the entire company can realize its goal.
Our interactive, game-based learning, taps into what research has suggested for centuries – that fun is not just beneficial to learning but, by many reports, required for authentic learning and long-term memory.
Blue Water Events has created unique, fresh and fun team building experiences that can be entirely set up for you and your staff.
Happy Employees Are Good For Business
As Megan Biro writes in her article, Happy Employees = Hefty Profits, “there’s plenty of hard evidence that shows that happy employees lead directly to better performance and higher profits. Last year revenues increased by an average of 22.2 percent for the 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these same companies added new employees at rate that was five times higher than the national average.”
It’s a given to want your employees to be happy at their workplace, but creating and maintaining a positive work culture can be harder than you might expect, especially within the confines of the office.
At Blue Water Events, we offer sophisticated excursions outside of the workplace that strike the perfect balance between work event and relaxed social. After an afternoon of Geo-Loco team building, your staff will be more motivated, engaged, and productive when back in the office and they’ll thank you for a really fun afternoon out of the office too.
Ultimately, successful team building efforts directly impact the bottom line of your business.
Here are a few concrete benefits of team building:
- Enables better communication
- Diminishes misunderstandings and judgments
- Identifies and develops the strengths of others
- Urges self-awareness of one’s own strengths and weaknesses
- Cultivates problem-solving skills
- Boosts morale and job appreciation
- Encourages creativity and innovation
- Breaks down barriers
How Can We Enhance Your Team Building Efforts?
Whether you’re a department head, sales professional, or HR manager, Blue Water Events can help you drive your business forward.
As office teams are becoming more widespread and disconnected, Blue Water Events empowers leaders and teammates to cultivate direct connections with one another – without the hassle or pressure of coordinating the event itself.