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5 Great Relationship Builders for Small Business

Business owners know how hard it can be to build a great team for your business that you have worked hard to achieve. Great work relationships are an important, if not the most important, aspect to a great team. You want to be the kind of boss that is down-to-earth and knows what it takes to be a true, fun leader. In the following paragraphs, we will give examples of relationship builders that other successful businesses have engaged in team building in a way that will have your employees saying “I’m excited for work today!” They can only feel this way after knowing they have a great team to work with that truly understands one other.

Laser Tag Party

ZAP! A laser tag party can be a great way to engage your employees in a fun, lighthearted and competitive time with one another. When employees start to get comfortable around each other, they will ultimately bring those same feelings and that sense of competition back to the workplace. Furthermore, as they are split into teams they will build better relationships with the people on their team. So get ready for some healthy competition if you choose to go the route of this exciting relationship-building exercise.

Pizza and Bowling

Bring your “A” game this time because bowling is also another great relationship-building exercise; and with pizza, who can object? Bowling allows time-in-between players to spark conversations, laugh hard, and build relationships while also bringing a sense of competition. Your employees will enjoy this as much as you enjoy your new team that not only knows each other better, but knows how to have a good time together.

A Day on the Lake

There’s something about fresh water and nature that initiates a sense of peace in oneself. As a group experience, this can be something useful back at the office or workspace. By springing a lake day trip on your employees you are showing them how much you care as a boss. In addition, it can help your team learn to have fun with one another and enjoy a sense of adventure together. These things can lead to a better focused team, and a team that knows how to have a good time being focused.

Weekend Retreat

A weekend retreat can be a great way for you and your employees to connect with each other in a deeper way by spending more time together that you would normally, but all at once. That eight hours a day at the office is just not enough while being focused on work. A weekend retreat will give them that extra time to connect and build relationships with their peers while having a good time.

Community Service Project

Organizing a community service project will build your work relationships in the sense that, your employees will be working together to achieve a goal for the greater good. Your workplace environment will shift from a mindset of “what will benefit me?” to “what will benefit the company or community?” This type of experience can transform your business into a company that has a goal and vision to benefit others.

Properly organizing and planning any of these team building events can be a hassle in your already extremely busy schedule. A virtual assistant can free up an immense amount of time to really work on your workplace relationships without additional hassle. It’s time to be the leader you know you can be.

photo credit: bnthor

 

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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