The corporate world is embracing the aspects of health through ergonomic decisions and integrating measures that companies believe will pivot to positive performance numbers and diminishing numbers in absence and resignation.
A common theme in all of this is an ongoing need for team-building activities.
The change to temporarily cast away neckties and high heels in favour of matching t-shirts and an outdoor setting to strengthen the ties and bonds between departments. Creating common ground where executives built up a sweat next to a junior executive for a chance to collaborate as equals.
Whether it has a sporting theme or a sense of corporate social responsibility, the chances that this is etched in corporations is and remains high. However, a healthy success rate is no longer defined through traditional team building. The option to work with hybrid working modules and a growing amount of stress-related discomforts inundate the market with a sense of relentlessness.
Many companies in the world are struggling not only in finding qualified staff but even more in keeping their team in place without seeing employers leave in search of healthier environments. The need for a higher retention rate is slowly climbing up the Human Resources ladder as a measurement of how “healthy” a company really is.
As the working society is changing at a rapid pace, so does the definition of effective team building. What once was the norm to tighten the team spirit has changed dramatically over the past years. Leaders must look into new ways to entice employers in battling the trend named massive resignation must be reviewed.
The term team building, and wellness have far more potential than is currently being endorsed or understood by the corporate sector and organisations globally. HR, who are often dumped with the responsibility are outside of their scope of expertise. Simply checking boxes for their KPIS and throwing in an annual team building event to put smiles on faces and learning skills to build rafts when in the future, they may find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. We get it, problem solving skills and critical thinking with team collaboration is important. Team building in it’s traditional sense has some value, if just a little.
If critical thinking, collaboration, resourcefulness and team work is the objective, why are strategic programs not integrated into the development plan or organisations throughout the entire year.
Stack all key elements of self leadership and engagement, the needs are clear. The expertise and implementation to develop and harness the skills to empower future teams and leaders is lacking tremendously.
both team building and wellness must go beyond annual colour coded fun, it must go beyond yoga classes, hotlines, health checks and discounted corporate gym rates. For the most part, traditional approaches are only serving those who are likely already engaged in health and lifestyle activities.
There must be more focus and investment into the corporate culture to make these pillars of performance part of the organisational DNA.
With the feedback we receive from many of our clients, the team Aspire has successfully redesigned and invigorated team-building activities that go beyond what companies believe are still the set markers. Together with our personal fitness trainers and performance coaches, an incremental amount of companies have trusted Aspire with implementing our methodology through seminars and workshops.