Teamwork is an important component in the modern workplace, which is why it is one of the many skills incorporated in Our Lady of the Lake University’s online MBA program.
For teams to be effective, the group must communicate well, troubleshoot problems together, trust one another, and have the trust of upper management. These important skills are the focus of Our Lady of the Lake University’s online MBA program.
Teams that possess these skills are more engaged and productive; research shows companies with engaged employees see 2.5 times more revenue than companies with low levels of engagement.
However, research also shows that workplace engagement is currently low; in fact, 70 percent of the American workforce is not engaged at work. Knowing this, it’s crucial that managers learn how to inspire their teams in order to develop an engaged and productive staff.
One way to create a cohesive, engaged staff is to implement exercises designed to foster greater teamwork. Team-building activities can improve communication, develop better problem solving skills, and increase trust.
Here are four team-building activities that are fun, easy to implement, and adaptable to virtually any modern workplace: