“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
– Ryunosuke Satoro
This saying by Ryunosuke Satoro is applicable in our every walk of life – be it work, sports or household. Unity plays an important role in the victory. In this regard, corporate is no exception. Team spirit is the key for achievement of organizational goals. Great achievements of a corporation are not possible without group efforts. The sooner we realize this, the better it is. Through this blog, we’ll explain you the importance of team spirit. Further, will guide you on how to encourage team spirit in corporates through Sports.
So, let’s get started!
Importance of team spirit in a corporate
In terms of corporate development, team-building is of real importance. It helps boost the organizational performance. Further, it contributes towards socializing, effective communication and better coordination. To learn more in this regard, go through the crisp benefits mentioned below!
- Facilitates better communication
- Motivates employees
- Promotes creativity
- Develops problem-solving skills
- Breaks the obstacles
These are the importance of team-building. Consequently, these merits can lift up your organization and take it to next level.
How to encourage team spirit in corporates?
Now that you have realized the need for building team spirit, it’s time to look for the ways to achieve it! How can one encourage team spirit ???
Worry not…we’ll guide you with this as well!
5 corporate team building event ideas:
We have 5 team building activities for you. The list goes as follows:
1. Digital engagement activities
Since COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, engaging your employees via an online platform is the only choice. Indeed, it’s the need for tired and stressed corporate employees. If managed properly, digital activities can be as fun and as fruitful as any other offline event. The following events can be set up digitally in order to generate team spirit as well as to engage your employees:
- E-Sports tournaments
- E-dance session
- Virtual Scavenger session
- E-cooking class
- E- Fitness/ Yoga session
They allow the employees stay engaged. Therefore, these fun session can help to a great extent.
2. Internal sports days
Sport is one of the best mediums to bring out effective teamwork. Studies reveal that conducting sports events at the workplace turns out to be beneficial indeed. Firstly, it bonds the entire team together. Secondly, it inculcates virtues like discipline, confidence, coordination etc. Conducting an internal sports day and including some of these activities would work well. It is definitely a great idea.
- Cricket matches
- Football matches
- Basketball matches
- Grassroot sports events
Learn more about the importance of sports activities in corporate.
3. Ice-breaking activities
Ice-breaking activities is another great event to eliminate employee isolation and make them feel connected. These activities are usually fun to play and refreshing making the communication and interaction part easier. We have mentioned several such activities below, go through them.
- Human rock-paper-scissors
- The Marshmallow challenge
- Would you rather…/ Never have I ever
- One word quiz
- No smiling challengeFind 10 things in common
- Trust us; these activities would be real fun! If you truly want to encourage team spirit among your employees, you should give it a shot!
4. Corporate offsites
Unfortunately, this one isn’t an option right now due to the covid pandemic. But once the situation is normalized, you can!
Corporate offsite refers to the refreshing tours. This may include a resort, hill station or a beach or somewhere else. This is a brief break from all those official hustles. This allows the employees to mingle well with each other and team spirit is generated.
Some of the corporate offsite destinations (in Delhi) are as follows:
- Hans Resorts
- Surjivan Resorts Resorts
- Dream island
- Kuchesur Mud Fort
- Camp Mustang
5. Workshops and webinars
Conducting wellbeing workshops and employee development webinars become is vital for team-building. This helps to empower their mental health. This allows them to feel connected and provides job satisfaction. Workshops and webinars can be conducted on the following lines:
- Self-development as well as corporation-development
- How to de-stress when working from home
- Staying energized in difficult times
- Improving emotional intelligence
- Navigating change and uncertainty
- The art of self-care
Practising all of these events encourage team-spirit within an organization. The success of an organization relies on grouped efforts rather than individual efforts.
Encouraging team spirit can have amazing long-term effects. This includes smooth functioning, increased productivity as well as profitability. By practising these activities, you will be climbing the ladder up to success. It will create a strong and motivated team with an amazing team spirit.
If this seems to be making sense to you, you should give it a try! Also, express your views in the comment section below.