Creating an energised and positive working environment for employees to feel motivated is very crucial. However one off outings to specific trainings alone will not provide the necessary encouragement or motivation. Therefore a continuous environment or organisational culture has to be created for teams to succeed in their tasks. Some trending suggestions are discussed below;
Visit other departments – this is an activity that can foster cross departmental interaction and communication. In practice an employee is sent to another department for a visit to see firsthand how things are done and what employees in that particular division do. This enables group team building, open communication and understanding to foster.
Lunch interactions – a routine lunch discussion can be set up, where the whole company or a particular division is provided lunch courtesy of the company and discussion takes place within a stipulated time frame. Within these sessions employees are to be grouped based on work or tasks and asked to openly discuss issues and provide thoughtful solutions. This has to be a regular activity if it is to work and bear results.
Cooking team building Singapore – this is a fast trending activity in which a company reserves a restaurant or such facility with all gear available for cooking a simple meal to a five star restaurant meal. The fully paid activity allows employees to interact with each other while cooking and enjoying a meal. This fun filled activity is said to be very popular among organisations and employees alike
Charity event sponsorship – organisations are known for supporting employees that take interest and involvement in charity events such as running for cancer research or SOS animals. Such sponsorships encourage many more employees to volunteer as well as to show up and build support for their fellow employees. This is considered a great way to encourage employee interaction and communication.
Get families involved – organisations are encouraged to organise events such as movie days or Christmas lunches which will include employee families as well. While these informal events are real fun, they can foster and strengthen families to get to know each other, which will strengthen the employee groups even more.
Mentoring – while ongoing training is important, mentoring new employees or team members can increase the bonding factor of the members. It will allow senior members to refresh their knowledge while it will be a good opportunity for new members to learn from experience.
Focus on employee health – bonding sessions over employee health is another great way to create a healthy working environment. Yoga sessions or zumba classes paid for by the company can go a long way to get employees involved in a healthy activity, while increasing interaction and communication between them.
These are all relatively low cost methods that can be used to foster better working relationships with employees at all levels. The interactions and communication will no doubt increase motivation and team spirit within an organisation or a department.