Having A Break From Work

a man adding the finishing touches to a mealOne of the advantages of getting away from the office on a team building event is the opportunity to do something different and have a break from daily routines. Team building ideas include cooking, painting and other activities that require focus and which can be very relaxing.

Having the opportunity to be with your colleagues in this sort of environment helps relationships to grow because people relax and talk about things other than work. Often colleagues can experience conflict because of the work that they do and a relaxing social team bonding experience can show that it’s the work that causes that conflict and not some character clash between the individuals.

O2 recently undertook a survey of 2,000 adults which showed that workplace relationships have taken over from school as the place where most friendships are formed, with almost a third of those who participated saying that they counted work colleagues as friends. Events where people can get away from their daily tasks and bond in a nice environment can be very positive.

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  1. huckylyly · August 31, 2012 Reply

    The O2 survey is very interesting.

  2. beeitsolutions · August 31, 2012 Reply

    I have very good experiences with this kind of events! Very positive effect on relationships between colleagues.

  3. rezaahmed · August 31, 2012 Reply

    Perhaps Team Building is very important ,coz it build your environment for work ,and if you have a healthy environment ,people are happy relaxed and produce better result !!

  4. sunshineflgirl · August 31, 2012 Reply

    Another fun team building exercise is cooperative board games. They seem to be all the rate in eurogaming and are frequently used to get children to be more cooperative with each other. They have more adult versions (like Haunted Mansion on a Hill).

    • James Coakes · August 31, 2012 Reply

      Yes, board games have all the features of a team building exercise. We’ve done some events with children and they always react well and get a lot out of it. A few schools are starting to do events and it’s really good preparation for the workplace.

  5. realjohnnymagic · September 7, 2012 Reply

    Reblogged this on realjohnnymagic and commented:
    Very good article.

  6. jackiebarrie · September 11, 2012 Reply

    It’s the same with business networking – you build stronger relationships when you talk about things other than work, which in turn leads to more work.

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