Nowadays, company culture is a key factor in achieving long-term success in any organization. It can be difficult to create a team atmosphere when your employees don’t have any experiences together or any connection. Bringing your employees together increases the chances of creating a more open environment and bringing creativity to the company. Employee connection also forms new perspectives, boosts productivity, and, most importantly, makes work fun for everyone! As stated by Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage,” research shows that social connection reduces stress and is the greatest predictor of happiness.
Now, the question is, how can I bring my employees together?
There are actually so many ways you can do so. To start off small, have weekly meetings. The whole purpose of weekly meetings is to come together and to be able to track your company’s progress. But, in order to hold a thriving meeting, all employees should feel excited to participate. Let your employees discuss how they feel or what they did over the weekend to ease any tension and stress while also giving your employees the opportunity to feel more comfortable with each other. For example, at atlasGO, we have our employees go around and say “red” if they’re doing bad, “yellow” if they’re doing okay, and “green” if they’re doing good.
Another important way you can bring your employees together is by promoting workplace wellness! According to the Wall Street Journal, healthier employees are more productive, happier, and less stressed. Providing health programs such as lunch-time yoga or running activities can form connections and increase employee engagement. Also, by showing your employees you care about their health, you make them feel more valuable and wanted in the company.
Company culture goes beyond giving nice health and wellness perks but in taking action and actually creating positive behavior change. At atlasGO, we are increasingly helping our clients take care of their employees, one challenge at a time. We’re looking to help more companies bring mindfulness, fitness, and general awareness about taking care of ourselves in a fun and innovative way, all whilst doing good.
If you are a company looking to boost employee engagement and improve their health, atlasGO might be able to help! We provide company wellbeing challenges.
Well, how does it work?
As a company, you select a non-profit you want to donate to, and your employees will run, walk, bike, meditate, do yoga together to unlock the funds! These challenges are a great way to motivate employees to exercise for a cause while also inspiring them to take good care of themselves. You can even integrate your employees into teams so that you are sure they will be engaging together regardless of where they’re located in the world! This is great for remote teams too.