Are you worried that your employees are already looking for excuses to skip the next team-building event? They likely feel that it will be tedious and time-consuming. 

What if you could make these events exciting and engaging? Fun team-building events will increase employee participation and ensure they look forward to more in the future. Here we’ll discuss the importance of team-building activities and a few options they will enjoy.

Why are team-building activities important?

Team-building activities have always been integral to workplace culture because they are impactful and energizing.  Here are a few ways they will benefit your team:

  • Trust: When your employees collaborate and work together, they start trusting and relying on each other, even if they belong to different teams within the organization. Trust makes employees feel safe and confident enough to make independent decisions and finish their tasks successfully.
  • Better communication: When you make people from different backgrounds work together as a team, it improves communication. They learn to divide tasks among themselves, share ideas, and perform their jobs efficiently. 
  • Boosts productivity at the workplace: As workers learn to share duties, help one another, and take on new tasks, they learn new skills and the spirit of cooperation. The result? The entire workplace becomes more efficient, capable, and skilled.

What are some team-building activities your employees are likely to enjoy?

  1. Cooking workshops can be an excellent way to bring your employees to the same table! Whether it’s deciding on dishes they must prepare or competing against opponents to win the coveted trophy, these can be hugely entertaining activities. They learn to set goals, be patient with those who may not have excellent culinary skills, and remain positive to get things done on time.
  2. Wine tasting: Who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine? Wine-tasting events can be the perfect way to get people from different departments to try their hands at something unfamiliar. During the wine tasting, a rather satisfying way to unwind and relax after a hectic workday, you get the chance to learn about one another and the wine offered. You get a peek into the history and composition of different types of wines, learn some exciting wine trivia, and strike up a conversation with strangers. All this can boost your employees’ morale more than you can imagine!
  3. Happy Hour: Hosting a happy hour for your workers can instill a sense of camaraderie as they drink, eat great food, and play fun games. Meeting in a casual setting helps to remove the stiff formality of the workplace and allows your employees to open up and have fun.  Happy hour is one of the most common ways to build workplace relationships.
  4. Bingo: If you’re looking for the perfect ice-breaker, why not organize a Bingo event for your employees? Most people are already familiar with the game, so they won’t mind getting down to it immediately. Bingo is an excellent way of fostering team communication and cooperation; your employees get to know each other better and engage in healthy competition. It’s based on visual learning and can be played online, making it an excellent team-building event for remote workers.

For more ideas Rockoly is always happy to help your team connect through Virtual Team Building Cooking Classes, Wine-Tastings or Virtual Happy Hours.

Nicola Killops

Nicola Killops

Nicola is a former teacher and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She now writes full-time, with her partner, Justin. Nicola loves food, music, travel, and is a proud human and pet mom.

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