On the long list of important things organizations need to keep in mind, employee morale is high up there. When employee morale gets too low, a lot of negative outcomes can arise. Employees’ productivity will plummet, the work they do won’t be up to par, and worst of all they can decide that they want to quit.
If things get that bad then the organization will have to undergo some internal changes. Organizational change is a difficult and long process, so getting help from companies such as the folks at Bizzdesign.com would be pertinent.
However, it doesn’t have to get that bad. As soon as an organization manager senses some low employee morale, measures can be taken in order for the morale to get better. Here are a few ideas that can help the bond between employees and in turn raise their morale.
Weekly brain teasers
Brain teasers are like puzzles for your mind. They can be fun and frustrating at the same time to try and solve. Brain teasers are a lot more fun when working it out in a team, so this could be a great idea for team bonding. The manager can give their team a brain teaser every week, does not have to be on the same day, and the team has to solve it. Giving them a time limit can also increase the fun (and stress). However, everyone has to try and contribute to successfully complete it. This can keep the team on their toes and have fun with each other while they are working.
Once they are done, there could be a moment of reflection on how they came up with a strategy to solve the brain teaser, who did what, and why they went with the decisions they made or why not.
A show and tell
Having a show and tell can be the perfect way for employees to do some bragging about the work they have been doing and achievements that they are proud of. This can also be a good opportunity for them to be updated on what the other employees are working on. This is a nice activity to do once a month and it doesn’t have to be in the place of work either.
Scavenger Hunt around the office
This activity is a great idea for employees who are new to the company. They can get a list of places and things to find around the office and it can serve as a great way for them to learn the layout of the building. The scavenger hunt can also require them to ask employees who have been there for a long time certain basic questions about the company.
This activity is not just for the new hires, it can also be modified to be fun for older employees as well. As long as the employees are in groups and have to work together, this can be a fun bonding activity.
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