How Team Building Improves Employee Retention

May 19th, 2016

Because you’re only as strong as your weakest link.

Team Building Activities with Fire Power Seminars

If you’re in any type of management role, there’s one thing you need to know that will improve the workplace for everyone involved: your team is your best asset. And if you treat them well, you’re bound to have a successful environment full of motivated people fulfilling their roles. But nothing good in life comes instantly (think TV dinners vs. your family’s Thanksgiving feast). Sometimes, you need to take your time slow-cooking your employee retention plans to ensure they go off without a hitch.

Team building comes in a lot of forms and with many different goals in mind. An employer might plan team building activities with the goal to improve overall performance by motivating individual workers to feel confident and be their best.

But besides building up your team and making them feel strong as individuals, you can also influence your team by making them feel like what they are: a team.

Why employee team building matters in the workplace

Teams are really important in the workplace for the greater good of the company and each worker. Feeling like you’re on a team gives an overall sense of camaraderie. It makes your employees feel like they have someone to lean on, it builds trust, and it makes them feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves.

And team building is great because it helps employees get to know one another better through the bonding team building activities you plan for them.

What factors into employee retention

Not surprisingly, employee retention has a lot to do with how happy your workers are. If you’re good to your workers and they can maintain their responsibilities, you’re more likely to hang onto them longer. That’s good news because employee turnover can get pretty expensive for employers.

People who feel like they are part of a team are more likely to hold up their end of projects. They don’t want to drop the ball on their projects and mess up momentum for their other teammates that they care so much about. They care for those they work with and want to do everything they can to support one another. That means that they’re going to stick around to see projects through.

Finally, a completed project feels like a great accomplishment for teams. They feel like they achieved something together, building their bond, and making your team stronger than ever before. It’s a win-win situation!

Ready to help your team become one of the strongest forces to be reckoned with in the industry? Here are a few ideas on how to build yours up!

  1. Take a retreat: Take a company-wide retreat. This laid-back, casual environment will help your employees get to know one another one-on-one without the pressures of working or the barriers of a schedule.
  1. Attend a seminar: Seminars can be really powerful for teams to grow closer and get motivated. Whether you’re hoping to build individual confidence with a powerful fire walking seminar or you hope to strengthen your team with a communication seminar, your team will walk out stronger than ever before.

If you’re ready to build your team’s bond and hopefully boost retention, contact Fire Power Seminars today. We’ll be happy to talk with you and determine which solution will work best for you and your team.

Learn more:
The Most Effective Way to Bust Through “Silo Mentality”
Why Your Organization Needs Team Building
Team Building and Positive Team Culture for Student Athletes
Effective Communication Skills for Executives and Leadership

Karen Pfeffer
Karen is passionate about sharing powerful programs on communication, empowerment, team building and transformation. With a father from Kansas and a mother from Puerto Rico, Karen has a unique cultural mix that has inspired her to challenge stereotypes and “push the envelope” at every opportunity. She co-founded Fire Power Seminars with Connie Phelan in 2006 to empower individuals, organizations, and companies to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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