The current economic conditions and the past years with the Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant stress and uncertainty to the workplace, affecting the morale and cohesiveness of teams. It's essential for managers and employers to understand the impact on their employees and take steps to support them in these challenging times. Encouraging open communication, offering resources for stress management, and providing the tools and equipment necessary for effective remote work are crucial in establishing a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Open communication is fostered by a strong culture and a good sense of trust. The ability to openly talk to others can boost the quality of work someone puts out through employee support. Having the right conversations can encourage the improvement of mental health in the workplace. The switch from remote work to in-person has been tough for some, and the ability to connect has been weakened. 

Because of that, it's important to emphasize the value of teamwork and support between coworkers. This can lead to increased engagement, motivation, and productivity, as employees feel valued and supported. Clear communication, open-mindedness, and a willingness to collaborate are key components of effective teamwork. By cultivating a culture of collaboration and open communication, employers can create a positive and supportive work environment, where employees feel valued, engaged, and motivated.

Overall, the pandemic has affected the workplace in many ways, but it's crucial for managers and employers to prioritize the mental health and well-being of their employees. By providing support, fostering teamwork and collaboration, and creating a positive and inclusive work environment, we can help to alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty faced by employees. 

Building Relationships With Corporate Team Building

So, what can be done to forge strong bonds and create good relationships? Team building events provide opportunities for team members to interact with each other in a relaxed and enjoyable setting, outside of the typical work environment. This can help build stronger relationships and improve communication among team members, which can lead to increased trust and collaboration in the workplace. Additionally, team building activities can also help boost morale by giving employees a chance to have fun, build new skills, and feel recognized and valued by their employer. When employees feel good about their team and their workplace, it can lead to increased job satisfaction, motivation, and productivity.

Team Building Activities

Here are some ideas for team building options that foster building connections between co-workers: 

  • Plan a lunch where you are allowed to talk about anything BUT work. 
  • Play an escape game all together with the group! 
  • Team sports with friendly competition are also fun - Flag Football anyone? 
  • Decide on a charity and go volunteer as a team. 
  • Even a private movie screening with time to talk after would be a good event.

Corporate Team Building at RBE Team Events

At RBE Team Events Bellevue, we strive to create fun team-building events like scavenger hunts, walk-up games, and interactive problem-solving mysteries. Coming to spend a day at the RBE Team Events can provide so many positive aspects to team building and bonding between team members! We also have a Reality Break Escapes location with escape rooms for smaller teams that provide just as much fun and bonding you won’t forget!