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Best Team Building Practices For Companies

December 18, 2017 by The Fun Empire Team

Team Building Practices

For many years, team building has had a bad reputation for being boring and "a waste of time". But little did they know that team building sessions promote an effective team in the office. Before heading towards team building activities, we believe that each company should implement an excellent working culture that brings everyone together. So here are 7 team building practices we think that every company should possess!

Read below as we provide 7 key practices for companies to follow. Similarly, you check out 62 Unique and Fun Team Building Games in Singapore For 2021 to engage in more exciting and fun activities.

Key Practices And Activities For Company Team Building

1. Rewards

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Let’s not forget that sometimes work requires you to work over-time, especially when deadlines are nearing. If employees have met their goals or surpassed them, they should be rewarded for doing a great job.

Recognising their efforts is just one part of it; similarly, employers can perform bonuses, extra leave days, gift cards, or meal treat to motivate employees to do better. Thus, productivity and quality of work will constantly be improving.

2. Avoid Micro-Managing

All organisations take on different ways to manage their team. Some bosses have a massive amount of trust in their employees while a minority doesn’t. These are the kind of bosses that love to micro-manage their employees. If you’re one of them, stop. Micromanaging employees wouldn’t allow them to work effectively as a team. An alternative to this would be building on a culture of trust, honesty, and respect. Employees should be given specific goals, deadlines, and all the tools they need to perform at their fullest potential.

3.  Embrace Differences

Each of your employees is born with different but unique personalities. That’s what makes them the person that they are. We know that most companies today adopt an open concept working space where many people share the same table.

While some introverted employees are uncomfortable with it, you should ask them how they feel about it. We strongly encourage flexible working practices such as creating a quiet workspace to cater to those who need it. That way, you’re respecting your employees’ individuality. In return, this would help boost engagement and teamwork in the office in their own ways possible.

4.  Exercise

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Dragon Boat

We don’t blame those whose minds are constantly consumed by work. It’s easy for us to get carried away in Singapore’s fast-paced working environment. But a busy schedule doesn’t make for a great excuse not to make time for yourselves.

We live our lives routinely: work, home, eat, sleep, and repeat, doing so, could harm your mental health, especially if you’re on a 9-to-6-office job. Grab a friend or two and go for an exercise together after work. You’ll see a positive change. Working out as a team also allows you to push each other and experience completing it. On top of that, you’ll burn calories and be in better shape too!

5. Incorporate Project Management Tools

We’re living in a world where everything is moving so quickly, and it’s best we keep up with the times – especially technology. There are new project management tools such as Zoho Projects, Basecamp, Slack, and LiquidPlanner, which allow team members to communicate effectively without needing face-to-face interaction. Companies must embrace flexible working practices as this could result in better teamwork with the right tools used.

6. Get Feedback From ALL Employees

Being the CEO or Director of the company doesn’t always mean that you make great suggestions or the best decisions. Brainstorming sessions are one of the classic ways to generate ideas. However, getting ideas from the same people might exhaust their creativity quickly. We think it’s a wise decision to get ideas and feedback from all roles in the company. It doesn’t matter if they’re just a receptionist or cleaner because great ideas come from the most unexpected people.

7. Bring-Your-Kids-To-Work-Day

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Many parents feel guilty for leaving their kids behind each time work calls. Weekends are too short, and we’d always wish for more time with our loved ones. Since we can’t magically have more weekends, why not bring the kids to work? It can bring more fun and thrilling moments to the office than you think. Kids are curious beings, and they would often wonder what’s the working environment and what you do. So this is a perfect way to show them around the office and your desk. Not only does this allow you for more time with your kids, but it also brings employees in the office closer too!

For more fun and interesting games such as Bubble BumpLaser TagPoolball, and Combat Archery, book your team building with The Fun Empire now!

Team Building Practices

Good Team Building Practices is vital to improve workplace communication, improve employees' mentality and productivity. We hope that the 7 suggested practices would help better your employees/colleagues. Furthermore, If you're interested in trying out fun and unique team bonding games, You can check out the links below 🙂

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