Tech Speak for you Geeks
Companies have been using team building days to rally their staff and help build better bonds and communication channels for a long time now. The concept was originally used by larger blue-chip organizations that had many departments which maybe did not interact very well. This then filtered down into the more modestly sized and independent businesses who wanted didn’t want to miss a trick. Now, with the recent surge in number of businesses that are based at home or entirely over the net, there is whole new group of people seeking to better their teams.According to results from a number of team building and corporate entertainment companies, these smaller businesses are increasingly using these bonding activities to bolster their teams.
The findings were released by a group of
companies in London, England. What they discovered is that although many Internet based business or those run from home only have a few team members, their communication abilities are limited. In these businesses there is often a reluctance to communicate face to face, with employees opting for email or phone calls most of the time. On top of this, many companies such as these have multiple bases and have employees scattered around that never even meet each other properly. Additionally, home and internet business employees tend not be that active in their job and are one of the most at risk categories for suffering weight problems and heart disease.
The group who released the findings documented a 30% increase in the number of team building days booked last year by home and internet based businesses (the most popular being
events) and suggested this is down to an increased focus on work efficiency. It has been reported by bigger businesses that their workforce productivity increased by some 50% as a result of running more team building days and their were less instances of people being off sick. It was only a matter of time before even the smallest Internet and home businesses followed their footsteps and considered using team building days. As well as team building events, many companies are increasing their spend on hospitality events such as Henley Regatta hospitality days in an attempt to improve staff job satisfaction.
| 04 16th, 2011 |