If you’re familiar with our blog, you know we care a lot about teamwork, but so should you! As a business owner, your team is your hands and ears with your clients. They report back to you how to better impress your clients and act in order to benefit your company. If you want them to do a good job on your behalf, it’s vital that your staff actually care about their jobs.
Fun Staff Perks is a big motivator for many employees young and old. Whether it’s a gym for your team to work out together, a basketball team, or leaving work an hour early every friday to try their skills and teamwork at our escape room, it’s important to show your staff that their 9-5 job is more than just slaving away until retirement (or at least the next long weekend). By providing your team with the chance to have fun at work, they’ll be more motivated to work hard and less likely to be casually looking up job listings by your competitors.
Making Friends with their Coworkers.
Often the staff members at a business aren’t very close. This is really unfortunate; after all, these are the people your employees spend eight hours a day with. It’s likely they see more of their coworkers than their spouse and kids. Letting your staff unwind together and build relationships will only help your business succeed. Employees will work better together, listen to one another, and respect each other. And when the workplace becomes a community and support network rather than just a job, you’ve created a culture that will create employees for life.
Building Loyalty to You.
Did you know that most people who quit their job rate their old boss as one of the top three deciding factors? That’s huge! It means you alone have a great amount of influence on whether your employees enjoy their work. Plus, you can guarantee that your employees will work harder and smarter if they actually care about you and your business. While you’ll want to carefully balance the friend-boss dynamic that can emerge, cultivating trusting and positive relationships with your employees can make a real bottom-line difference.
At Esxoss Manway, we enjoy being an integral part in how so many Calgary businesses establish better teamwork and create a corporate culture that goes beyond the bottom line. If you want to help build a team of devoted employees, we’re here to provide challenging opportunities for your staff to better learn to communicate and work together.