For businesses, building a positive and productive atmosphere is crucial. Opposed to the competitive work atmosphere of the past, these days, organizations are placing more emphasis on a team-based atmosphere. With this, team building exercises and activities have become a fad among many businesses, both large and small.
Team building activities can be presented in a variety of ways, from organization happy hours, to in-house activities and even weeklong company retreats. Each with their own advantages, team building provides an opportunity to bring your employees together and encourage them to work together to create a cohesive atmosphere in the office.
According to an article in The Houston Chronicle, team-building activities will:
• Improve Productivity
• Increase Motivation
• Foster Problem Solving
• Encourage Creativity
While there are some activities that focus more on productivity and problem solving, which are great for the working environment, there is something to be said about focusing on your employees getting to know one another better, which will ultimately result in working more effectively and efficiently.
At Metro Yacht Charters of New York, we have had many organizations book our private yacht charters for team building purposes. Setting sail on the Hudson River, with the view of New York City’s skyline is a truly unique and captivating setting for inspiring and promoting team work in the work environment.