Team building in the Philippines has become a popular investment for most companies, and instead of health insurance, they are choosing to invest in these events for their employees.
While most see businesses see it as a waste of money because it does not directly lead to more profit, it can directly benefit your employees in different ways.
After all, these people are still your best assets
These are different mental and physical health benefits of team building to every employee.
Team building in the Philippines are mostly dominated with sports and other physical activities. Because of these aspects, employees are able to get the exercise they lack.
In fact, in 2016, 61% of mid-income Filipinos admitted to not feeling like they worked out enough because of various reasons; workplace stress, addiction to technology, lack of facilities, and resources. Rarely, are they getting the required minutes of exercise they need, around150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity.
Team-building events can give employees needed exercise by offering team challenges and fitness classes.
Poor health can be rampant with employees in the form of sicknesses, and this weak immune system can come from a lack of exercise. Additionally, they could be getting ill because of a poor diet. Furthermore, all of these factors can lead to lowered productivity.
Philippine team building activities can help your employees become healthier by setting up educational programs on nutrition and workout classes. According to the World Health organization, employees who exercised 3 times a week for just 30 minutes would have a higher job performance.
Employee motivation is important in the workplace because it pushes employees to reach company goals. It is the emotion that keeps employees from wasting their hours surfing on the internet and focusing fully on work.
With good employee motivation, it makes office staff more committed, satisfied, and thrive for self-development. It overall makes them very efficient members of a company. Team building sessions allow people to become more motivated because it allows them to communicate their most honest thoughts. Second, managers can thank them for their individual contributions and allow them to fix the underlying environmental problems which emotionally stop them from performing at their best.
Good communication is vital to any high-performing team. Unfortunately, there are a lot of barriers to an efficient conversation in the workplace, including:
- Lack of trust
- Lack of transparency
- Lack of communication
- Overly implemented bureaucracy
All of these problems can come as a result of a lack of face-to-face interactions. Too much distance can lead to misunderstandings that lead to confusion and anger. You also don’t get to read body language and contextual clues which make you understand the other person’s intentions better.
Team building can directly benefit employees and help them become better company members. It does this by improving their physical and mental health. When they are in the tip-top shape in both arenas, they become their most productive.