At TriAd Marketing & Media, we believe in the work hard, play hard philosophy. Cultivating a creative environment where ideas are constantly flowing is important to the TriAd team. That’s why we have quarterly team building events to keep the creative juices flowing while creating bonds and relationships with fellow co-workers.
We think outside of the box with our work and our team building events are no different. While we enjoy getting together for a happy hour or team lunch, we love brainstorming off the wall events to get everyone involved.
A few of our annual team building events include Chili Bowl, Putt Wars, and TriAd-A-Lawn. During Chili Bowl, each person brings their best chili recipes while everyone plays a game of miniature bowling hosted at “TriAd Lanes”, also known as the office hallways. Putt Wars is a play on Star Wars and each person sets up and interesting themed putt putt hole in their office. TriAd-A-Lawn is an adult style field day where we get outdoors during a beautiful fall day and compete in not so typical lawn games like hillbilly horseshoes. We’ll let your imagination travel with that one.
Not all team building events have to be as off the wall as the ones here at TriAd. There are many benefits of team building events that businesses can benefit from. Here are a few benefits businesses can benefit from hosting regular team building events:
Socializing and Conversing with Co-Workers in a Different Way
Creating meaningful relationships in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. While team building events increase morale in the office, these casual events allow colleagues to share personal thoughts that may open up new doors and discussions they did not know about each other and can lead to new ideas while working together.
Teamwork and Increased Performance
Team bonding activities also improve workplace projects that involve teamwork. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This understanding helps them work even better together and furthers the success of the company.
Planning a team building activity sends the message that you care about the success of your employees. As a result, employees are likely to reciprocate this investment in them by investing in the business. They are more likely to take pride in their job and seek to achieve company goals. Team building activities can also help them feel confident about their workplace in terms of the people they interact with. Because they’ve developed better, trusting relationships with colleagues in a non-threatening environment, they are more likely to voice opinions and open up in work-related situations where they may not have had the confidence or felt comfortable to do so before.
Fostering Creativity and Creating Culture
Team building activities help employees to have fun, relax, and look forward to something. They forget about work pressure for a little bit and a relaxed mind becomes more creative. Team building activities can also reinforce company values and be a way to create a company culture that attracts other like-minded individuals to the company in the future.
Communication and Working Better Together
Clear and open communication is the key to success for projects and relationships within a company. Team building exercises can help to promote better communication skills and develop relationships for future collaboration. Additionally, the playful nature of team building events allow employees to get know each other in a casual environment outside their typical work environment. Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone. Team building events can break down the walls of communication and help employees learn how to communicate with each other verbally and non-verbally in different situations.
Reach out to us for ideas for teambuilding events with your business! We would be happy to get your creativity flowing.