World Architecture Festival 2016
NWL Week: Encourage Team Building
We’re halfway through National Work-Life Week and we think happiness is contagious. Team building is a way to encourage people to be a lot more caring and supportive.
The emotions of others can reflect on how we behave. Create an upbeat team environment in the office to make work a lot more worthwhile. When everyone has the same motive and goal it can stimulate a bonding relation.
5 Ways to Build Teamwork in the Office
Communication is key
Have open conversations throughout the office to minimise any miscommunications. Be an active listener to let others know you are genuinely interested in the conversation. Who knows, you might actually have more in common with your co-worker than you think. Face-to-face communication helps build trust and openness with body language and emotions.
Like they say: two heads are better than one.
You can learn other’s strengths and weaknesses by collaborating and working in a team. You might have skills or knowledge that your co-worker doesn’t and when you collaborate you can develop your own skills to help you in the long run.
Start a team sport
Participating in a company sports team can help bond co-workers by building a new level of trust. Team sports have a common ambition and can help increase team spirits and morale when everyone is cheering for the same goal. And face it, you spend over 37 hours a week with your co-workers, wouldn’t you want to see the fun side of them?
Host a charity event
Charity events are another way to work towards a shared goal. Marathons, bake sales and even challenges can be a way to motivate teams. At the end of the day, you’re not only helping your co-workers, your helping others in need.
Try swapping the roles of 2 co-workers for a short period of time to appreciate what others do. This is a cheap and cheerful way to learn more about the company and share experiences with your co-workers. You’d be surprised at how much you didn’t know about your colleague.