When you work closely with several members of your office every day, you start to depend on them. This dependence can be minimal and involve workplace interactions alone, or it can extend to cover friendship, breeding a different kind of office romance.
For teams to function effectively, everyone needs to be involved. They do not need to be best friends, but they do need to have time, patience, and respect for one another. To make sure that their teams are functioning at optimum capacity, large-scale firms are turning to team-building and team offset days as a solution.
So, when do you need a team offset or team building day? We took a closer look to find out.
Welcoming New Members
When a team welcomes a new member, it is always a dubious affair. If the new member doesn’t gel with the existing staff, there will always be a fraction in your working environment. Booking a team offset every time there is a new member will allow everyone to get to know each other in a less formal setting.
This interaction leads to new friendships, team bonding, and new shared experiences. A better-connected team yields productivity, so book an offset day and get going!
Saying Goodbye to Old Members
When a team loses a member, no matter the reason, the other members will feel the loss. While you are focused on replacing the lost skills to balance your team, you might overlook the emotional needs of the existing members.
Booking a team-building exercise or team offset can seriously help reduce any damage done. These classes can also be used to make sure the new members blend in, as we mentioned above.
Celebrating Milestone Achievements
When the team overcomes substantial odds to make that sale, land that client, or produce that pitch, then a team offset day is absolutely in order. Organizations thrive when they feel appreciated, and team building has the dual purpose of making your team feel wanted while simultaneously increasing bonds within the group.
Promotions, Rewards & Team Bonding
Unfortunately, office life doesn’t always run smoothly. Sometimes a little extra team bonding is needed to smooth over relationships after stressful workloads. You may also wish to have a team offset when a member is promoted or when the team needs a visible reward for all of their hard work.
Research suggests that a single annual team building event is enough to preserve bonds. Other teams may require consistent efforts to stay on track.
Urban Table Team Cooking Events
Urban Table offers tailored, team-focused group cooking classes where your team can learn a new skill while bonding together. Team offsets ensure a smooth working relationship around the office, and we can accommodate any style you like! Our cooking events bring everyone together to produce fantastic food, which you then all tuck into as if you were one big family.