Society has become more distant in some ways, and many of us have lost a sense of community. Social skills are no longer taught in some households, leaving adults challenged when communicating with colleagues or co-workers. Group activities such as team outings can improve social skills and a group’s productivity. Here are some reasons why:
Any group, be it at work or school, is a combination of different of individual personalities and interests. The purpose of a team outing is to bring these individuals together. By planning an activity that is fun for everyone, you’re more likely to see participation from everyone in your group.
Opportunities To Learn
New activities provide learning opportunities. Your team members may discover skills and abilities they didn’t know they had. Children and adults alike benefit from a break in routine, reducing stress and releasing good-feeling endorphins in the body.
Build Group Cohesion
When on a team outing, everyone is having a shared experience, which helps break down relational barriers. Team members who didn’t know each other very well may become friendlier, increasing their ability to work together. Group outings can produce surprising group cohesion.
Level the Playing Field
Outside of the workplace, when playing pool, bowling, putting on the mini-golf course, or sharing arcade games, everyone is on the same playing field with no power differences. This can help employees view their bosses and managers in a more positive way.
Bring your team to blow off some steam at Fleetway Fun! Plan a group event by calling us at (519) 472-9310.