Tag Archives: Team Building

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The benefits of outdoor activity for your team and business

When you are trying to build a successful team, getting them in the best physical and mental state often makes your role as a team coordinator much easier. There are a variety of different ways that you can do this from encouraging exercise to developing new well-being drives to improve diet and sleep.

One of the best ways that you can help keep your team’s well-being in check is through outside activity. In today’s article, we have a look at the positive effect that spending time in the great outdoors can have on your team’s mental and physical health. 

Moderate outdoor activity increases overall fitness

Firstly, there are some pretty obvious benefits to getting outside more and getting more exercise. If your team is in better shape physically this will often benefit their mental state of mind within and outside of the office. Many individuals found through lockdown the great benefits of taking walks outside, even short ones.

Increased mental health and well-being

Keeping employees happy and healthy can be a challenge, particularly in a high-stress environment. Encouraging workers to take breaks and spend more time outside when they are at work and at home has been shown to increase mental well-being. There are benefits to spending time in the fresh air and sun and the moderate activity that you get when walking outside can often increase endorphins and help you decompress after a stressful day of work.

Outdoor activities have been shown to increase productivity

One of the main forms of encouragement businesses offered to their staff during lockdown was to take walks and exercise outside. This is great for mental and physical health which in turn makes it good for the productivity of your team. If team members are happy and healthy, they are often more productive when it comes down to doing the work.

Try and find a balanced holistic approach for getting workers healthy

Whilst outdoor activity is a great place to start it needs to be part of an intelligent and holistic strategy for managing well-being in the workplace. If you can get workers spending more time outside in their spare time it will often make managing them in a team much easier. Feel free to get in touch if you want to go through any further tips on how to optimise your team’s performance and find out about our great team-building events. 

 

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Top benefits of introducing team building activities into your business

Team building is often something that is an afterthought and is viewed negatively amongst some teams. However, it does actually positively impact both employers and employees within an organisation. In this blog, we take a look at some of the benefits of taking part in team building activities.

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5 top tips to improve virtual team building

Whilst some businesses start to get back to normal and let people return to the office, there is still a large majority which are continuing to work from home. As we turn to a bigger virtual presence in work life and our everyday lives we’re redefining culture, both personally and professionally.

With this comes a change in attitude to how teams communicate, and how we do team building. Right now, team building is something that doesn’t seem to be working for many businesses be that due to time or general logistics. However, we’ve got some top tips for how you can improve your virtual team building to give your team the boost you need!

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How to continue team building from a distance

With working from home being the new normal for many office workers, it is now more important than ever to ensure employees are remaining engaged and are communicating with each other.

Managers must work to input appropriate measures to keep team morale up and to keep everyone happy and productive all at the same time. This is no easy task, but we’ve got some ideas for how you can virtually team build with your team.

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Breaking the ice: successfully integrating a new employee

If your company has recruited a new employee, it can be difficult to welcome them into the team without introducing them to each member of staff one by one. A great way to make them feel welcomed is to arrange a team building event. By doing this, everyone can have fun and get to know the new member of the team without being obliged to sit in a circle and awkwardly slur a sentence about themselves.

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How to motivate your team in 5 simple steps

Being able to motivate your team in the right way can have a big impact on the performance of the team and the general atmosphere in the workplace. To help you motivate your team, we have outlined 5 simple steps to follow to help give your team a bit of a boost. 

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5 tips to make your Christmas party memorable in the right way

The annual Christmas party is often seen as a chance to let a year’s worth of tension out in one go. But there are risks of it going downhill quite quickly!

We’ve got 5 ways you can give staff a memorable Christmas party, with no spills but all the thrills: 

1. Encourage people to mingle rather

Booking a meal for your team is a good idea, but a long table with a three-course meal could mean people get stuck next to other team members they don’t necessarily have the best rapport with. A party is better when people have the choice to mingle with people they want to talk to. If you are providing food arrange a buffet so people can socialise and do as they wish without feeling stuffy or it being formal.

2. Control the alcohol

There is always one person who gets their ‘money’s worth’ when it comes to alcohol so try to keep control over how much free drink is supplied. Instead of paying for a free bar, you could give people drinks tokens, or perhaps organise a tasting session so people still get to enjoy having a drink but won’t have free reigns completely.

3. Don’t be the first one there

Being the first person at an event is always awkward, and staff will often feel more relaxed arriving in groups and not being left on their own with the boss. For a bit of fun, arrange for your team to be split into groups and enjoy the London Black Cab Chase before they get to the party. That way people will arrive around the same time, or in groups, and have plenty to talk about throughout the evening.

4. Reward your staff with an experience

Your Christmas party doesn’t have to be a drink-fuelled fest and some members of staff may appreciate something a bit different. For example, spending a couple of hours enjoying our Chocolate Challenge will be much more memorable than a hangover the next morning.

5. An extra special Secret Santa

Instead of doing an office Secret Santa, why not take part in our Toy Factory London Team Building Event and work together as a real production line? The finished products can be donated to charity where children in need will benefit, giving Secret Santa a whole new meaning which will be remembered, and much less awkward than usual!

How to scrap lengthy meetings for better productivity

More often than not, meetings leave us feeling bored or deflated. They are long, boring, and can be so disorganised that it feels like a complete waste of time. In the modern business world, there is no need for lengthy meetings that see little results and have no positive impact on productivity.

Instead, take a look at some of the ways you can change how you do meetings to benefit your team and your business.

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