Reducing stress at work
This three-part blog post will discuss how you can reduce stress at work, improve communication, and overcome obstacles in the office environment.
For the first part, we'll tackle how team-building activities reduce stress in the workplace.
So let's get started!
Getting together and socialization.
It's an excellent idea for your employees to get together and socialize with each other. It enables you to build stronger relationships with and between colleagues. It will also give them something fun to look forward to at work.
But organizing such events isn't always easy! Before you start planning any event, many things need to be considered, from choosing the right venue to ensuring it's safe enough for everyone involved. Especially now, with a lot of restrictions due to the pandemic, some would prefer doing social events online.
You can check this link for ideas on booking virtual events, 7 things you need to know when booking a virtual corporate event (themagicofcoby.com).
Help people relax after working hard all day long.
Team building is not just a chance for everyone to have fun and get together. It also creates a great opportunity to relax and unwind after a tiring workday at the office.
You can have calming activities which help release stress and improve concentration. You can plan relaxing break activities which allow people to recharge, enhancing everyone’s physical and mental capacities. Do these activities alone or with co-workers to improve health and feel better.
Here are some examples:
1. Working together on a puzzle
Set up a large puzzle for co-workers to work on during their break time or after office hours. Consider laminating the finished puzzle and hanging it in your workplace. This can be an ongoing reminder of the teamwork and fun that went into putting it together.
This is a great team-building activity that encourages everyone to get up from their desks, and to refocus on something different from their regular work.
2. Plant something
Plants can be grown in indoor pots or a workplace green space. Tend the plants with your co-workers and bring some fresh air into the office! Vegetables and flowers bring in a natural vibe and liven up the workspace if a small garden can be created.
Plants are good for lifting spirits and soothing the mind and body.
Reduce stress at the office.
People are often stressed out at work. Perhaps some feel that their performance is not up to par. Some may feel overworked. There are other reasons stress can arise. And what happens next? They may become argumentative and destructive towards others. They start looking after themselves more rather than helping others. So what can be done about this? Having a healthy discussion during a team huddle would be helpful. Besides, team buildings' goal is to promote camaraderie and unity amongst the group.
We will discuss more about this in the next blog post.
We hope that this blog helps you understand how important it is to organize team-building activities. Essentially, it's about reducing stress in the workplace. We all aim to have a more peaceful environment as it boosts morale and productivity.
And if you're still confused about where to begin, don't worry; there are plenty of ways to do so. Make sure that whatever you choose benefits both yourself and your organization.
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