HR Daily have provided some cost-effective tips for uniting run down workers. They explain that team-building activities to revive weary workers and boost morale don't have to be expensive and time consuming.
The simple act of listening is an important start – and costs nothing! Getting people into a room and sharing the ideas and sharing the frustration can make people realise that what they're going through is actually normal in those circumstances; that they're not the only one that is finding it frustrating or finding it hard, or who might be a bit fearful about job security or worried about job progression.
Running morale boosting team-building activities need not be expensive and a strain on the budget, but are extremely worthwhile. HR Daily has provided some great easy, cost effective suggestions:
• Run a community BBQ - Many organisations have started holding charity days, such as barbeques where workers serve food to homeless people. Employees will enjoy being taken out of the workplace for something different and are given the chance to get to know their co-workers on a different level.
• Hold whole-department Friday lunches - Although getting out of the office can be beneficial, team-building initiatives need not be off-site. The department can fund $5 to $10 a head or just arrange for the whole department to sit down and eat together.
• Start a book club – Employees elect to join and select a book to review. The fun comes in choosing an interesting location for the meeting to take place. This is a great opportunity to unite people, but it is not for everyone so it is important to take on board suggestions prior to launching.
• Activities are only limited by the imagination - so get creative!