Just say it like it is: All work and no play makes Jens a boring boy

As workplaces had to close temporarily during the , some workers have found it a pleasure to from home. But for others, extroverts like myself, it’s been a miserable affair.

I love the buzz of an , and although I’m still busy online (I have clients all over and abroad), I crave face-to-face – especially our jobseeking workshops, which tick me off.

Being able to participate in something I enjoy fulfills my values ​​of connection and encouragement while building my reserves.

Transition back to 9-5
So how have the big managed to keep both types of staff happy?

Some have offered their employees a choice between working from home or coming into the office, but a growing majority have requested that they be back in the office -Friday.

So how does an organization manage a smooth transition and ensure that staff are properly familiarized with them? They can’t rely on a good lunch or installing a fancy coffee machine to boost morale – although good coffee is always a bonus. Team building has proven to be a winner.

All work and no play…
Immediately after lockdown I was asked to come and facilitate team building activities with some in to help staff reconnect and build authentic relationships across remote offices. With the team gathered in one place, in addition to the strategy meetings and workshops, I was able to bring some much needed energy by adding some fun into the day.

It has been incredible to help companies gather and help facilitate and provide feedback so they can build a high performance team and what roles are needed within.

The team leaders were given the opportunity to show how much they valued their employees and their potential. Team building not only identifies leaders, but it increases motivation and builds trust.

It’s good to laugh
The best part was seeing the whole team come together, collaborate, tease each other and above all laugh.

And what better way to find out more about your colleagues than to create some competitive games and watch the peacemaker, the natural leader or the comedian emerge from the pack!

Organizations that value their staff through team building have a higher retention rate, more meaningful connections and improved productivity – in the office or remote, it’s a winner.

Source: The Nordic Page


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