One of the best reasons for team building is that the activities actually work to accomplish improved communication. A successful team building activity, will surely mean a more comfortable, successful workplace environment for any company. And on the plus side, you are helping local community groups with their revegetation projects.
And when you combine team building and volunteer work (such as tree planting) – well – you are ticking all boxes!!
Here’s a list of the benefits:
- Networking and socialising.
Socialising and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office which in turn increases the morale in the office.
- Increases team performance.
Team building activities can improve workplace projects that involve teamwork. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses and interests.
- Competition and bragging rights.
Competition has been shown to increase production. So, by channeling that increased production into a fun, inclusive team building activity, employees can bond in a way impossible by other means.
- Celebration, fun and motivation.
Celebration and fun that come with every team building event can motivate employees to bring their job to the next level.
- Fostering innovation and creativity.
People tend to have a larger imagination when they are around people they are comfortable with. So, successful team building events not only bring people closer together but they also lead to more successful and creative workplace ideas.
- Communication and working better together.
It is no surprise, that communication and working better together is the top reason why people choose team building. Everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone.
Here’s a great article from Robert Half on how employees’s volunteering can boost your business.
Fifteen Trees have many affiliations with community and environmental groups who would love your assistance to get ‘trees in the ground’. Heading outside to plant trees is a wonderful way to give back to the community, enjoy the ‘great outdoors’ and get your team working together on a common project. Check out our Come Planting page for more information.
If you would like to know more about corporate tree planting days and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable business, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]>.
Writer: Colleen Filippa
With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.