No matter what organization you run, making sure the people behind the scenes (or in front of the scene) are well taken care of and satisfied is of paramount importance. Of course, the human component in organizations differ, but no matter how automated or employee focused a company is, a workforce that is happy and well coordinated with each other will ensure that the business will thrive.
There are so many challenges to ensuring that a team is close knit and work in a coordinated manner that fosters growth. It’s not uncommon to find conflicts and hostile mentalities among employees looking to compete in a destructive manner. This is usually due to poor management techniques. Of course, certain jobs require teamwork but even in companies where most work is handled on an individual basis, a team that helps each other whenever possible is one that will go far.
Here’s where team building comes in. Corporate team building activities in Singapore, while common, usually are just done as part of the process. There should be a lot more thought going into these events. Not only is it a significant investment, but done right, it can push employee morale higher than what any monetary benefit can.
You need to first identify what are the issues among the teams. If it’s simply a matter of friction or lack of a friendly relationship, you can try something that a lot of people may not be familiar with. In this cases, something out of the ordinary like a baking class would be a fun experience where most people would learn something and enjoy each other’s company in the process too. Employees who already have a background knowledge will have the opportunity to take on more of a leadership role which also brings the benefit of learning new roles when team building activities are done.
If the main purpose is to foster general growth then you can look at more intricate team building options. When working with an agency, discuss what you’re looking to accomplish. If you want your employees to touch on and experience different roles, then explain this to them. The company you work with should be able to put something together based on this.
You can also go a step further and start the process of team bonding early on. You can ask your employees to come up with an exercise or at least offer suggestions.
By implementing the above steps, you should be well on your way to improving the overall morale and skillset of your team.