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Why Team Building Is the Most Important Investment You’ll Make

Most successful companies recognize how valuable their employees are. They know their staff members are key to the success of their companies and work hard to provide, along with attractive compensation and benefits, a positive work environment. Employees are the biggest brand ambassadors who represent the face of the company, retaining staff is cost-effective and boosts morale, and, perhaps most importantly, engaged teams can increase the company’s profits.

The True Cost of Disengaged Staff

According to Gallup, 70% of U.S. employees aren’t reaching their full potential. These employees may be coming to work, but they aren’t committed to delivering their best performance. Of these workers, 52% are not engaged and 18% are actively

disengaged, meaning they may be less productive, negatively influence their coworkers, miss more workdays, and could drive customers away. It’s estimated that disengaged employees cost the U.S. $450 to $550 billion in lost productivity every year. There is a solution to this grim situation. Companies that understand the value of employee engagement often see increased productivity and profitability.

Bringing Your Best Self to Work

At Think Quick Events, we know it’s easy to forget the importance of team building. Fun and engaging nonwork-related activities help build a positive company culture, a sense of camaraderie, and contribute to teams that are more effective and efficient at work.

Team building activities can be purely social, by way of fun sessions that offer a break from the day-to-day workplace, or they can be more structured and formal skills training activities. Here at Think Quick Events, we strike a balance between both options. Our virtual team building activities are social and fun. People can relax and enjoy the moment while simultaneously building competencies and skills that will help them at work. All of our activities are collaborative, centered around fun and inclusion, involve team members working together to solve a puzzle or complete a task, and provide opportunities for coworkers to connect and display their unique strengths. We can also tailor a team building session to your company’s needs. Ask your staff members what they would most enjoy doing. If they want to use their minds in a different way, our virtual escape room requires creative out-of-the-box thinking in a whimsical environment. If being able to move physically and escape the office chair is more popular, our scramble and scavenger hunt gets people up and moving, and provides entertaining photo memories.

Investing in building strong and connected teams reminds everyone of the important contribution employees make to the overall organization. It’s also a chance for staff members to take a break and recharge by engaging in a shared experience. Everyone at the company needs rest and recovery to be able to bring their best to the workplace, and for teams to be strong and connected.

If you’re ready to invest in employee engagement, get in touch with us today to start planning a virtual team building event.

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Jayson Mamaclay