Associates interact according to a structure designed to meet company objectives. Companies are often organized in groups / departments that interact with each other. Sometimes individual personal goals and inter-departmental goals conflict, creating silos. Internal and external communication gradually breakdown and productivity consequently decrease.
Studies show that non work related offsite fun activities where associates perform casual tasks in a mixed team mode have positive effects:
- In breaking down the communication and interpersonal barriers
- In motivating associates and the raising of morale
- In improving employee relations
Back at the Office:
Feeling better about their associates, employees have a
better sense of well being and become more positive and productive.
- higher productivity
- a better working atmosphere
- employee retention
- gains at the bottom line