The Importance of Team Building

If you want your employees to connect and create positive bonds in the workplace, schedule a day of   fun solely for team building activities. Time away from the regular hustle and bustle can lift spirits and create positive long-term results for your business.  Here are some reasons why.

Collaboration
Group activities in a cheerful atmosphere allows people to work together towards a common goal while having fun. This helps to build trust and develop positive relationships amongst co-workers. When people collaborate in a low stress setting, it will help them build confidence in each other, which contributes to a successful workplace.

Communication
Team building promotes positive communication amongst co-workers, especially for those without direct contact in the office setting. When placed together in an uplifting environment, people feel comfortable building relationships that lead to friendship and comradery. Positive bonds with peers lead to happier and more productive employees. They look forward to the work week and have an overall positive outlook about their job. An optimistic attitude creates fruitful employees and in turn, a more successful business.

Trust
Reciprocity and teamwork inevitably will strengthen employee bonds. When your employees collaborate on projects in and out of the office, an element of trust is established. They learn to understand differing personality types and where each other’s strengths and weaknesses lie. Offering team building exercises in a non-threatening environment helps your employees learn how to work together and delegate tasks efficiently and appropriately. When they see and believe their team members will follow through, they are more likely to exhibit the same element of trust in the workplace.

If you need help planning a team building day for employees, check out these ideas.

How to Have a Safe Wedding During the COVID Pandemic

It has been almost a year since our world changed due to COVID-19. Important events have been put on hold or canceled to keep us safe and healthy. However, we understand that the excitement surrounding your wedding did not change with a national slowdown. Wedding plans may just need to be adjusted or postponed to allow safe social distancing practices. If you are considering ways to still get hitched and keep others healthy, here are some ideas that will allow you to have both.

Go Virtual
Many brides are holding a small, socially distanced wedding with a virtual option for those who are uncomfortable or unable to attend. There are terrific platforms available to allow your guests to sign in and never miss a beat, right from the comfort of their own home. If you choose this path, send a link in advance and inform your virtual guests they may need to download software or an app in advance to participate.  Place your camera at an angle that allows the most coverage of you and the venue.  That way your online guests to capture the full essence of your event.

Stay Small
Whether you add an online option or not, micro-weddings are a safe alternative for in-person weddings. First, include those already in your close circle to eliminate exposure with people you have not seen in a while. You can also ask your guest to get tested prior to your wedding and wear a mask while socially distancing. Weather permitting, take the festivities outdoors and spread out. Open air is a safer alternative to indoor gatherings. A small intimate ceremony can make your nuptials feel romantic and sweet with those you love the most. Here are some ideas for small backyard gatherings if you want to keep things close to home.

Postpone the Celebration
If you have a dream wedding in mind, there is no reason to kiss it goodbye. Instead, consider getting married with just a witness or small gathering of loved ones and host a large event on a later date. This alternative will allow time for wedding venues to re-open at full capacity and people to celebrate without anxiety. If you need tips for sending postponement announcements, click here.