Mental health has become a popular topic in recent years with at least one in six workers experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. It is more important now than ever before to check in on your staff and talk freely about mental health.
Team building can play a very important part in this for you and your company. Teambuilding activities have many benefits including: improving communication, boost morale, increase collaboration and encourage new lines of communication. Effective team building leads to more engaged employees which is good news for any company, it leads to a boost in their mental wellbeing.
We live in an amazing world filled with amazing opportunities, but sometimes life can be draining both in your personal world and in your working world. Therefore, employee wellbeing is extremely important and there are many reasons as to why it should be promoted in your company. It increases staff commitment and productivity, staff who feel valued and listened to are more likely to be engaged in their goals and the organisation. This leads to staff working positively and performing to their optimal level. Not only this but you will see better staff retention, reduced sick leave and absenteeism and a more resilient workforce.
Promoting wellbeing can help prevent stress as it creates a positive working environment. A positive working environment leads to a thriving organisation and who does not want that? It is important to take care of mental health and wellbeing everyday but even more so now during these difficult times. During this pandemic staff may be feeling more stressed, worried, and anxious and may need additional support with their mental health. Staff may need more flexibility with their working hours, or they could just need someone to talk to.
If you take time to understand your employees needs, a positive work environment will be created. You can do this by promoting a positive work life balance or you can find ways to stay in touch and support your staff. Encourage them to take regular breaks and do not micromanage, there needs to be trust.
Why Is Virtual Team Building Important for My Remote Team?
Teambuilding activities are rewarding and are a great way to bring your team closer together. They are highly interactive and open old and new lines of communication. Team building activities are brilliant fun and have so many benefits for your business. Check out our blog Top 10 Benefits Of Virtual Team Building for more information.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Team building is a fantastic way to help create a positive working environment for your team. It could be tied into a theme, this theme could be your company’s ethos or something you are all celebrating, for example why don’t you tie in your team building activity with a ‘mental awareness week’ or ‘get to know your team’ week. Other departments could perhaps come together to get to know each other better. You could also hold in house workshops and webinars where experienced and qualified mental health professionals present and talk to the teams. They could cover topics like how to handle anxiety in the workplace and how to handle depression or how to reduce stress. There are plenty of workshops out there to choose from and everyone would benefit from this.
Team building events aren’t just about sitting at your desk watching a screen it is about getting up off of your seat, we offer an amazing power hour Workshop this allows you and the team to have fun while taking part in an active fitness power hour class. We find that participants like to feel the burn virtually with their team. One of our professional fitness instructors will guide you step by step. There are also plenty of other opportunities as most of our teambuilding activities include challenges that involve getting up and away from your desk.
Teambuilding activities boost morale resulting in improved mental well-being throughout the team of employees. Your team will always need teambuilding activities but during this pandemic they will need that extra motivation. Just having something to look forward to makes a great difference. We can provide an exciting and highly interactive teambuilding activity with plenty for you to pick from and there really is something for everyone. Whether you are looking to bring the team closer or boost morale or simply want to treat them for their hard work, we have you covered.
Contact us today to book your team into an exciting virtual team building activity. Treat your team today!