Let’s break down the numbers. Say you work a normal 40 hour-a-week job. That means, barring vacation and sick days, you spend 2,080 hours a year at work — almost a fourth of every year. Wouldn’t you rather work in a place that you enjoy, rather than one where you’re miserable? If statistics are to be believed, that answer is a resounding “Yes.”
And that happiness translates into good news for employers. According to a few different studies, happy employees are 10 percent more productive than unhappy ones. While you can’t control every aspect of life to make sure everyone on the team is living a happy life, you can help reduce stress in the office.
One of the most common causes of stress is interpersonal relationships within the office. If coworkers don’t get along, seeing each other every day can be aggravating, to say the least. Another main cause of stress is too much work loaded on one person’s back. Feeling overwhelmed every time you step into the office can cause employees to feel suffocated.
Luckily, there are solutions to most, if not all, of the in-office issues that cause a drop in productivity. If you want to see an almost immediate uptick in workplace happiness, consider a team building event. During this event, participants must communicate and work together as a team to accomplish certain goals. This translates into greater communication and teamwork back in the office.
As you get back to your normal office dynamics, consider keeping the spirit of the team building activities alive. Evaluate your processes to see what can be improved, especially when it comes to communication and general teamwork. Do your best to break down silos and foster office-wide involvement with projects (whenever doing so is feasible). Remember, your team works best when they work as a cohesive unit.
At Fun Team Building, we know you may have time restraints that may prevent you from looking into hosting a team building event. That’s why we offer events ranging from one hour keynotes to multiple day events. Give us a call today to learn more about our corporate team building activities.