“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 personal life. Unity plays a vital role in the victory. In this regard, even corporates are not spared. Team spirit is the key 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’re going to make you aware of the importance of team spirit and thereafter, guide you on how to encourage team spirit in corporates through Sports.
Importance of team spirit in a corporate
In terms of corporate development, team-building is of real importance. It does not only help boost the organizational performance but also contributes towards networking, socializing, effective communication and better coordination. Go through the crisp benefits mentioned below, and learn more in this regard!
- Facilitates better communication
- Motivates employees
- Promotes creativity
- Develops problem-solving skills
- Breaks the barrier
All these merits have the ability to lift up the organization and thereby, take it to another 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!
Worry not…we’ll guide you with this as well!
5 corporate team building event ideas:
1. Digital engagement activities
In the present scenario, 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 stressed and tired 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 to create team spirit and to engage your fellow employees:
- E-Sports tournaments
- E-dance/ Zumba session
- Virtual Scavenger session
- E-cooking class
- E- Fitness/ Yoga session
2. Internal sports days
Sport is one of the best mediums to bring out effective teamwork in corporates. Studies reveal that conducting sports events at the workplace turns out to be beneficial indeed. It not only bonds the entire team together but also inculcates other virtues like discipline, confidence, better skills, etc. Conducting an internal sports day and including some of these activities would work well.communication
- Cricket matches
- Football & basketball leagues
- Basketball matches
- Grassroot sports events
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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 corona pandemic and lockdown. But, once the situation is normalized and lockdown is lifted, you can!
Corporate offsite refers to the refreshing tours, be it a resort or a 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 another important thing in team-building. This helps to empower their mental health, make them 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 and synchronized efforts rather than individual efforts.
Encouraging team spirit can have amazing long-term effects, smooth functioning, increased productivity as well as profitability. By practising these activities, you will be climbing the ladder up to create a strong and motivated team with an amazing team spirit.
If this seems to be making sense to you, do give it a try! Also, express your views in the comment section below.