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How to add value to your staff growth activities?

24
Jan

Taking time out of the office for team meetings, conferences and training are all important parts of keeping any business on track. Yet time is precious and companies are under pressure to get as much value as possible when spending time away from day-to-day operations. Adding a team building element to your conference, meeting or training day agenda is a compelling way to gain added value in terms of both time and money.

Increasing Engagement

Engaged employees dramatically reduce the risk of turnover in companies. In fact, highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave their companies than their disengaged counterparts (Corporate Leadership Council).

Improving Productivity

Engaging employees through team building ultimately means the workforce is more invested in the success of the company. There’s evidence to prove it too: companies with engaged employees have 2.5 times higher revenues than competitors with low engagement levels

Reinforcing Company Goals and Vision

Team building exercises do more than create a feel-good factor among staff; they’re also opportunities to check people are on the same page when it comes to the organization’s mission.

Boosting Trust

In the day-to-day pressure of a working environment, it can be difficult for bonds to develop as the practicalities of delivering work take priority. Removing people from this environment and placing them in a more relaxed atmosphere does wonders for forming relationships.

Enhancing Communication

With such a reliance on digital communication in most office settings, it’s therefore more important than ever before to get employees together in person. Team building offers the perfect opportunity to remind people how effective and enjoyable verbal communication is.

The facts are compelling. Team building improves employee engagement and company performance, while all aspects of employee interaction have an opportunity to shine at team building events. Dedicating time to team building is a win-win situation for both companies and the workforce.

You can read more on how to add value with team building on teamscapeslearning.com.