In a city as fast-paced as New York, where the workplace is often just as fast-paced, it’s important that you provide opportunities for team building as a reward, as a thank you, as a way to bond, and as a chance to recharge. Team building is worth the money-especially in New York where burnout is common and there are many opportunities for unhappy employees to find a new job. Here are some reasons why you should invest in team building.
Strong Teams Are Built Outside Of The Office
Could your team hang out during another company happy hour in the office kitchen? Sure, but getting your team of out of the office will help them relax. (And relaxing is important in a city that moves so fast.) A change of setting for team building (even if it costs a little more money) is helpful in getting your team to bond.
Investing In Fun Strengthen Your Team’s Ability To Work Well Together
Today’s workers aren’t just looking to clock in at 9:00 am, leave at 5:00 pm and repeat the cycle. They’re looking to work somewhere they enjoy and work with people they enjoy being around. It’s important to invest in fun team building opportunities to keep your team engaged.
Retaining Staff Saves Money
The money spent investing in team building is money well spent. In New York City there is fierce competition among businesses to recruit the best candidates and to keep them. Ensuring that your company retains excellent staff saves money on hiring and onboarding costs. Plus, productivity is increased when a team works well together.
Time Together Outside Of Work Provides Time To Bond
In the busy days of your employees, your team might not have time to get to know their colleagues very well. It’s important to schedule that time through team building events, even if it’s during the workday. Block off an afternoon or an entire day for something that will help your team get to know each other better. The time and cost investment will pay off; a team that knows each other can better work together longterm.
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