Whether you’re a mom and pop shop or a large corporation, a strong team is the essence of who you are as a brand. And, as cliché as it may sound, you truly are only as strong as your weakest link. That’s why team building exercises and morale are such important aspects of owning a business and managing employees.
One truly-happy and emotionally healthy worker is better than 5 lazy, unmotivated employees who don’t have the drive to get anything done (regardless of how much you’re paying them). So, what are some things you can do to promote happiness and improve morale throughout the workplace? Check out a few of our fun ideas:
Nothing bonds people of all cultures, races, ages, and backgrounds quite like food. So, whether you decide to buy a couple of artisan pizzas each Wednesday afternoon or bring in a full-blown gourmet entrée on Monday evenings (to fight off that wicked case of the Mondays), you’ll create happy campers. Food provides the opportunity for your employees to bond over something outside of work-related projects, and it will enable them to better understand others’ personalities and communication styles. Sounds like a great way to build your team while making them feel special!
Actually finding the time to get out of the office together is one of the best decisions you can make to build a team. Whether that means planning something after work hours or heading out in the middle of the day, your employees are sure to be on board. Do something fun that offers a level playing field; something most people don’t do often. Goodbye, flag football and hello, bowling!
Getting out there will allow your employees to hold great conversations, overcome vulnerability, and just have a good time. You can’t beat that!
Let’s face it: no one really wants to come to work on their birthday (we know we don’t – especially if the weather is great). Your employees probably want to spend the day at home, or out celebrating. They want to feel special. Life is short: most people want to memorialize one more year in the books when they hit their birthday – especially if it’s a milestone like 25 or 50!
And let’s face it: something sweet is almost always the way to everyone’s hearts. So make the day in the office a lot more bearable: treat the birthday boy or girl with gourmet, top-quality dessert. Go ahead: turn up the tunes, get some refreshments, grab a sweet and rich ice cream cake or set up an ice cream bar with ample toppings, and let the workplace celebration begin!
Ready to make it happen? Contact us today – we make sure getting the right desserts for your event is a breeze.