In the course of our work, we understand the importance of bringing people together across organisations and we use the same philosophy amongst our team. As we are thankfully leaving behind the uncertainty of the pandemic, we are enjoying returning to the events and times we previously enjoyed and have longed for over the last few years.
In work, you often spend as much time with your co-workers as you may do at home with your spouse and loved ones. Therefore, it’s really important for everyone to have the opportunity to build good relationships with their co-workers too.
Socialising at work helps to strengthen the quality of workplace relationships, which enables the team to work together better. The development of good relationships in the workplace can increase employer morale; co-workers look forward to spending time with one another while they do their jobs. A happy and well-adjusted workforce is a productive one. When employees feel connected to a workplace, whether because they enjoy their work or consider the workforce to be like a second family, they will be less likely to want to seek employment elsewhere.
Flexible working and having a ‘hybrid workforce’ are now increasingly common in many workplaces. Having the ability to work from home and being able to make an appearance in the office when you need to see colleagues or have in-person meetings, is proving to work well for many businesses. There are many obvious benefits to hybrid working. However, it’s still important to make sure hybrid workers don’t feel isolated, not only for the sake of their mental health but for the health of the organisation too. By feeling more connected to their place of work, employees will naturally feel more committed to it too.
Make it a December to remember together
Christmas is an important time for bonding and bringing the team together and the end-of-year party is a great time to encourage enthusiasm for the year ahead. Enjoying a Christmas celebration together is a way to say thank you to all the team for their hard work and when you organise a fun experience at Christmas, the team will remember and respond to the gesture with loyalty and hard work.
Speak to us if you require any support with team building or hybrid working.