Depending on your vocation, your workplace is where you spend the majority of your days. The people you work with are essentially your family at your home away from home. It would stand to reason that being in a place for so long, around the same group of people should be a place of comfort and ease. Mental health is directly correlated to physical health, and being in the right frame of mind, in a place that you feel comfortable will allow you to properly complete the tasks that are asked of you on a daily basis.
Many places of work come together for the purpose of boosting morale and increasing overall mental health, all in order to come together with the common goal of success for their company or place of work. As part of this, businesses, especially small businesses, have put an ever-increasing emphasis on team building. Employees benefit through experiencing a sense of accomplishment in working as a group to complete a challenging task and learning ways to improve communication skills. Team building allows employees to return to the office reinvigorated and with a new set of problem-solving skills, as well as a better understanding of one another. All of these things contribute to mental health, which is just as important to maintain as ones physical health.
Increase in Clear Communication
Coming together as a team has many benefits. Communication is key in any relationship, no matter the role played by anybody involved. Team building can increase communication, which then strengthens the bonds had by all involved. Working through a task together flexes the muscles of everyone’s brain in order to come to a common goal. Learning new ways to do things, taking perspective and opinions of others into account is a good way to increase mental health.
Improve Productivity & Relationships
The challenge of a new experience or task, gives all involved the chance to form relationships with one another that they otherwise wouldn’t elsewhere. Getting to know those around you, gives you a better understanding of how to do something from another point of view. Working in close proximity forces us to develop and establish relationships quickly. As employees learn to work together more effectively, they are able to do their work more efficiently. Team building activities often give employees the opportunity to identify ways to improve processes, policies or procedures that have inhibited productivity.
Ramp up Motivation & Creativity
Motivation in the workplace is obviously something that everyone strives for. Being motivated means better production, and better production means better overall results. Being given the opportunity to be creative with those you work with, shows employees that their creativity is welcome in the workplace. These creative problem-solving skills transfer back to the workplace once the activities are complete.
Team bonding, an overall happy work environment and staff base typically means mentally healthy employees. Mental health is just as important to be sustained and kept up to par, as physical health is. The workplace is where we spend many hours a day, for many days in a row. Being happy here and mentally stimulated, especially with the ones we work so closely with, makes for happier people and a better work environment.
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