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December 7th, 2018

Every business owner and manager knows that employees who work well together are happier in the workplace, and generally they assume that happy employees are more productive than unhappy employees. Speed Raceway is a venue in Philadelphia to hold a corporate event specifically to foster team building and camaraderie that will lead to increased productivity in the workplace. Some companies might think that putting a good team together is an art instead of science. However, a 2012 study has scientific evidence that corporate team building in the workplace does have a direct correlation to increased productivity, suggesting that fostering team unity is more science than art.

The Harvard Business Review study shows corporate team building increases company efficiency. The researchers looked at a variety of industries: “Ultimately, our research included innovation teams, post-op wards in hospitals, customer-facing teams in banks, backroom operations teams, and call center teams, among others.” Even though they looked at a diverse range of industries and workplaces, the conclusions were similar. Teams that engage with each other socially are better at communicating with each other, which in turn leads to increased productivity throughout their workday.

When researchers examined the data that they have collected from their test subjects, they “found that the best predictors of productivity were a team’s energy and engagement outside formal meetings.” This is a key concept. Simply offering a place for your employees to get together outside of the workplace isn’t enough to optimize their efficiency and productivity. Their levels of energy and engagement in non-workplace settings are the best predictors for how productive team members will be once they’re back in the workplace.

Researchers concluded that the best way to foster a successful team is through face-to-face engagement as opposed to teleconferencing or email. Employees have more energy when they meet face-to-face than when they are on the phone or responding to an email. A face-to-face meeting that engages the employees is the most beneficial mode of communication and leads to increased productivity over a meeting that is more of a lecture or presentation than a discussion. A corporate team building event that fully engages employees is a great way to energize employees and foster communication among team members, which will lead to increased productivity overall.

The buzz around corporate team building, then, is legitimate. According to the study, employees have a higher rate of productivity and efficiency when they engage with each other in a social setting. Speed Raceway will help you plan a corporate team building event that is more than just a day out of the office. We know how to organize a successful corporate event that will energize employees and allow them to engage with each other and with the activities provided at the event. We offer a wide range of entertainment to engage for all tastes such as: arcade games, pool tables, and mini golf available in Horsham, PA.

For information on how we can work with your business to create a corporate event in Horsham, PA and Cinnaminson, NJ that energizes and engages your employees so that they can become better communicators and more efficient employees, please feel free to contact us at any time.