No matter the size of a company, there’s always room for improvement. Learn how our team-building activities can benefit your employees and your company.
Team-building activities are a great way to bring coworkers together in an informal, fun environment.
Research shows that team building is beneficial because it can create more productive teams and lower turnover rates.
Several studies have shown that those who participate in team-building exercises show improved performance on tasks such as problem-solving or decision-making skills.
Studies also indicate that the benefits of these activities last long after the activity has been completed and extend into other areas like increased satisfaction with their job and higher morale which leads to better company culture.
Team-building activities don’t need to be expensive either! There are many low-cost ways for your team to get creative outside the office without breaking the bank.
At our gift & specialty shop in Essex, we’ve been offering virtual craft classes and team-building activities with companies that have been very well-received.
Here’s why they’re so beneficial:
Provide A Creative Outlet
Team building activities are an excellent way for employees to let loose and have a little fun.
Employees often get stuck in the same old routine, so some creative outlets such as team-building games can be refreshing.
They provide a break to workers who may feel stagnant or need something new to spice up their day at work. These types of exercises also allow coworkers from different departments to interact with each other on another level than just the usual, which might almost seem like a breath of fresh air.
At The Eclectic Chic Boutique, our virtual craft classes, which include cookie-decorating, and candle and soap-making, unleash the inner artists amongst employees.
Improve Human Connection
Team-building activities are a great way to bond with coworkers.
Especially during times of the COVID-19 crisis, when most employees are working from home, it can get quite monotonous and isolated.
Such activities create an environment of fun and laughter, allowing them to let loose and connect with others who are at the same task.
They often build friendships that then continue to grow over time and blossom into meaningful friendships making the workplace fun and pleasing.
Employees working from home often include their spouse and kids in the activity, making it a more fulfilling experience that improves the family’s bond as well.
Lower Stress and Improve Morale
More than one-third of Americans report chronic work stress. When engaged in team-building activities, most employees report an easing away of their stress.
This is because the excitement and anticipation that comes with the activity allows a healthy channeling of the stressful energy and lowers the cortisol levels in the body.
Coupled with this, employees also experience a sense of achievement when successful and feel accomplished. They feel the company cares about them, and this eventually boosts their morale. When employees feel valued, productivity and loyalty shoot up.
If you’re a team manager, book a virtual crafts class for your employees now.
With the domestic and overseas shipping of our DIY craft kits, your employees will be all set to take their sessions.
Besides the classes, we also stock Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry, Handmade hair accessories for women, gourmet food items, clothing, and bath and body at our boutique in Montclair.
Check out our classes and reach out to us for further details.