Coming from a 9-5 job in my past life to now running my own company, here’s why I think it’s important to stay creative with your team.
1. Facilitates better communication – Activities that create discussion enable open communication among employees, and between employees and management. This can improve office relationships and in turn, the quality of work done.
2. Promotes creativity – Taking a team outside of an office setting and exposing them to new experiences will force them to think outside of their normal routine. Working together with other team members can ignite creativity and fresh ideas, which are great qualities to bring back to the office.
3. Develops problem-solving skills – In public relations a crisis can happen at any time. Team building activities that require coworkers to work together to solve problems can improve the ability to think rationally and strategically. Teams that are able to determine when a problem arises and know what they can do about it, can then effectively take charge when a real crisis occurs.
Every month Chelsea, our awesome Teamgreylayers PR lady facilitates our team outing. This is the one day out of every month where we bond even more (than usual) as a team. Once we did a trampoline workout class together, another time we created our own moisturizers and body scrubs with St. Ives as our host. Recently, we wanted a more challenging experience and went in for a fun Mystery Room experience!
Team building increases the trust factor with your employees. Being able to talk about life and wellness outside of what we do exercises our opportunity to see each other as equals, which does wonders for employee morale! I highly recommend everyone to give the Mystery Room a go if you’re ever looking into a unique team building experience.
I want to thank The Mystery Room NYC for giving my team and I such an amazing experience at the Forgotten Library room.