In every successful business, the teams within an office should function like a well-oiled machine. Employees thrive in office culture that is welcoming and comprehensive. Not all offices are open to new-age ideas and activities. But, if you want to have a booming business, start inhouse with your teams of employees. Here are the best ways to render your employees a strong, successful team in your office.
Depending upon the location of your office, you can encourage employees to get out in their community, support local shops, and bond over walks to get coffee. In a business where employees’ productivity thrives on their level of caffeination, coffee is a must.
If your business isn’t within convenient walking distance to a local coffee shop, you can cater coffee days. Chain stores like Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and Panera Bread all have coffee available to purchase in large quantities– large enough for the whole office. Give your employees bonding time over good coffee in your office.
Whether you plan this in the beginning, middle, or end of your week, plan a time for teams to sit down and reflect. These meetings can happen on a weekly, biweekly, or even monthly basis. Reflection meetings are times where your employees sit around a meeting table and discuss their week. Employees can discuss accomplishments they’ve had recently, or struggles with a project and strategize how to make it better. This exercise builds trust within teams, and allows employees to take a moment to get out of their position and reflect upon their duties.
Company Sponsored Lunch
A great way to bring people in your office together is over food. It’s not uncommon for companies to sponsor lunches for their employees. This gives employees a chance to get away from their desk and talk about non-work related things happening in their lives with their co-workers. It’s a great kick-off for when you hire new employees, introduce changes within a company and more.
Everyone in your office will love getting to eat and get to know each other. To encourage teams to be stronger, you can schedule lunches for each specific team.
Community Volunteer Days
Another great way to get your teams to bond is by doing something greater, beyond your business. The teams in your office can choose various areas of the public in which they would like to volunteer. From cleaning up local parks to giving out food at a food bank, employees will bond over giving back to their community.