Team building activities are important for an organization to flourish. These activities help managers and employees develop camaraderie and improve communication and collaboration among team members.
Aside from developing a better team, teambuilding also helps develop a healthier team. Here are some ways teambuilding benefits the health of an organization’s employees or team members.
Fosters Social Connections and Prevents Depression
Team building programmers were created primarily to improve communication skills among team members. And the task of improving communication skills is something that helps maintain brain health among people in a lot of ways. By engaging in team activities, they learn to listen to and understand each other. More importantly, they learn to collaborate and take on a positive “we” mentality, rather than keep their “me” mentalities. Team members are also able to predict one another’s behaviour and manage their expectations based on they understand each other, thus reducing conflict.
Listening. understanding, predicting and collaborating are just some of the ways our brains are stimulated in a social setting. Fostering social connections in this manner helps team members feel less lonely and depressive, hence improving their overall well-being individually. By developing social connections, team members create new and happy memories with each other that will motivate them to work with each other even on the most difficult tasks in the workplace. A positive and supportive work environment helps employees function better even when work get difficult.
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Enhances Cognitive Functions for Work
A lot of teambuilding activities involve enhancing cognitive skills such as critical, strategic and agile thinking, creative problem-solving and better decision-making. Your organization will benefit a lot if team members carry over these enhanced skills to the actual work setting. Practicing enhanced cognitive skills will help your team members think thoroughly and strategically. It also helps them reason better and makes better decisions in difficult situations. They are also able to handle stressful situations better without getting rattled. Conducting mentally-stimulating teambuilding activities also benefits your employees in the long run by preventing or developing the development of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s Disease in some people.
Enhances Physical Health
There are a lot of teambuilding activities that involve physical work, such as hiking, rowing and going on Amazing-Race type of activities. While these teambuilding activities are not performed often, they can surely give your team members their much-needed cardiovascular workout. Physical teambuilding activities also enhance their motor skills the way their office desk tasks cannot do.
Happy Sparrow offers a very wide range of team building activities which will enhance your team members’ mental and physical health while having a lot of fun. You can take a look at their activities on this page: http://www.happysparrow.com.sg/team-building-activities/.
Happy Sparrow also customises team building programmes based on the needs and wants of your organization. You may contact Happy Sparrow through their website, HappySparrow.com.sg.
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