Why You Should Kick Off The Year With Team Building

You’re looking to improve the dynamic of your team or maybe you’re hoping for more collaboration and innovation. The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to energise your team and boost morale so they’re ready to take on the new year.

#1 Start The Year With Positivity

Team building is the perfect way to bring your team together after a rested and relaxed Christmas period. Fun activities and collaborative challenges help people see each other in a different light and allow them to connect in a different setting. The start of the new year is the ideal time as you’ll capture your employees when they are most responsive to new resolutions having gained fresh perspective after the Christmas break.

#2 Reconnect After Christmas The end of the year can often leave your employees feeling stressed, worn out and run down. Winding down for Christmas means you and your staff will be racing to have things completed beforehand and as a result conflicts can arise within your teams. Team building can be a great way to stop tension or conflict from following you into the new year, helping people to reconnect and move forward by working together to achieve a shared goal.

#3 Capture New Ideas

Fresh from a break and possibly a time of reflection, employees and yourselves will often come back to the office bursting with inspiration and new ideas. Creativity is shown to be at its peak when people are relaxed and rested so take the opportunity to bring your team together and collaborate with fresh minds. Encourage brainstorming sessions and team challenges as part of incorporating team building into a planning day.

#4 Build Team Trust & Understanding

Experiencing team building activities together helps your employees to have a better understanding of each person’s strengths and weaknesses.Certain activities can help build the trust between your employees and demonstrate that they are stronger working together than individually. Teams that identify as a close-knit team with strong levels of trust and understanding are ultimately more resilient and robust when it comes to facing challenges and tasks.

#5 Encourage Communication Working together to achieve the same goal is a great way to get your employees talking to each other. Positive communication is a key element of success and it’s important your employee’s know they can communicate proactively with the team around them. Team activities are an opportunity to get to know each other better which will have positive effects on their day to day communication and ability to collaborate together.

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