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3 Ways Team Building Activities Can Increase Employee Happiness

Want to boost employee morale? Create satisfied employees through regular team building activities while improving company culture and increasing employee engagement in the process!

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Why does employee happiness matter? ๐Ÿ’ญ

Many companies believe the secrets to engaged employees and job satisfaction are employee perks like a generous health benefits package complete with gym memberships, a lavish work environment with fully stocked kitchens, and more enticing rewards.

And yes, you should absolutely offer benefits and more-than-fair compensation to make employees feel valued. However, one of the most impactful ways to increase employee engagement and build a positive work environment is by recognizing employees' happiness, and investing in their mental well-being! It's no secret that the success of a business is reliant on the workplace happiness of those who are running it.ย 

According to research conducted by Survey Monkey:

  • Happy employees are more productive and engaged than unhappy employees. An increase in employee happiness means fewer emotional and stressed-out workers who must miss work often and results in a healthier work-life balance for everyone.
  • Employee satisfaction in workplace culture encourages individual well-being and friendships between colleagues. Healthy working relationships mean employees feel a greater sense of community at work. Employees who feel connected to and supported by their team have a greater resilience for work-related challenges as well as those in their personal lives.

How do you promote employee happiness? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Here at Confetti, here are some of the many ways we aim to improve our employee happiness:

Pssst: when we say "team building", we don't just mean sitting around on a Zoom call for your teams to make small talk. Take it from our CEO, Lee Rubin:


3 ways team building activities increase employee happiness:

1. They encourage employees to connect and build trust ๐Ÿค

We are social creatures, and our connection to others is a basic fundamental human need in our personal lives as well as the office. The bottom line is that people who engage in regular team building and collaborative work are happier than those who don't. In the age of distributed offices, it's important that remote workers have plenty of opportunities to build those connections with their team, why?

Why is this a great way to make employees happy? Team building helps create a sense of belonging and purpose within a group. Working towards a shared goal, be that winning a round of trivia or surpassing your quarterly sales, makes you feel even more connected to the people you work with, which is a great way to improve employee happiness.

How to get started ๐Ÿ‘‰ Improve employee happiness and create genuine connection by following The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Team Building!


2. They spur innovation and creative thinking ๐Ÿ’ก

Team building activities are a great way to get your employees out of their comfort zone and learn new skills! Not only are we social creatures, but we're also creatures of habit. If you're yawning at the idea of another company happy hour, it's time to shake up your idea of effective team-building events.

Here are some new ideas to add to your company events calendar:

Why is this a great way to make employees happy? Going outside of the box when planning your team building events is a great way to introduce your creative employees to a new experience in order to make even more meaningful memories with their colleagues.

Ever felt that familiar fear of trying (and failing) at something new? Learning from challenging and creative experiences, especially as a group, is an impactful way to free ourselves from that common fear and embrace innovation in the workplace while having a lot of laughs in the process!

How to get started ๐Ÿ‘‰ Unleash your creativity with our Arts and Crafts collection and embrace happiness at work!ย 
Unleash Your Creativity


3. They reward a job well done ๐Ÿฅณ

We can't stress it enough. Employee appreciation is crucial to avoiding unhappy workers. Yes, team building activities have tons of positive impacts on workplace productivity and communication, but at the end of the day, they also give our employees some well-deserved fun!

Next time your team finishes a big project or reaches a company milestone, treat them to a structured team building activity that allows your team to choose their own experience and enjoy some socialization with their colleagues, such as Confetti Pub!

Why is this a great way to make employees happy? Rewarding your employees with social team building events is crucial to making your team feel seen and appreciated as a unit, which betters relationships and improved the focus of the team.

How to get started ๐Ÿ‘‰ Kick back and relax with your team at the Confetti Pub!
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Boost employee happiness with Confetti! ๐ŸŽŠ

The bottom line is this: employees feel happier and more engaged at work when they feel like they're a part of a team that communicates effectively and collaborates often, with shared trust and respect for each other.

Take it from us at Confetti, team building activities are the perfect way to boost morale and build a positive workplace. Ready to create happy employees? Contact to get started!ย 


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