At Far West Capital, we recognize the importance of fun company outings for team building. From go-kart racing to company boat trips, our team thrives when we are able to take a temporary break from the hustle and bustle of the workday in order to genuinely enjoy each other’s company. And your team should, too. Here are some awesome ways company outings can benefit your business:
Brains Need Rest
Let’s be real here. With a never-ending stream of emails and to-do lists to tend to, sometimes employees just need a good-old fashioned rest. Stepping away from the computer screen for a few hours to focus on something other than work is sometimes exactly what your brain needs to come back more focused and productive than it was before. And who knows? The time off might just spur your next great idea.
Getting to know your team in an environment other than the office can work wonders for team morale. Whether this takes the form of playing a silly game or attending a company happy hour, getting to know the people around you at work on a more personal level can make the office environment a much happier place. The strengthened bonds that are created will boost motivation, as employees will feel like a much more cohesive unit when the time comes to get back to business.
Create An Equal Playing Field
Last but not least, one of the best reasons to hold company outings is that it truly breaks down any day-to-day barriers that might be felt in the workplace. Employees are given the opportunity to mingle with team members from other departments while hierarchy titles are temporarily forgotten as everyone gets together to have a good time. In turn, this will carry over back to the office, which will ensure a positive and pleasant work environment for all. Bottom line – don’t be afraid to get out there and have some fun. The entire work place will thank you.
As an entrepreneur, planning company activities is one of the best things you can do for your business. From providing much-needed rest to strengthening and creating employee bonds, the results of these efforts are certainly well worth it.
How does your company boost employee morale?