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The Best Team Building Exercise!

Successful companies know team building is important.

Here is the proof as to why:

Team building helps people build their social support network, and study after study has found that people who have significant social support are:

  • more successful
  • happier
  • more productive
  • more engaged
  • have more energy
  • and are better able to deal with difficult situations and stress

The ability to manage stress specifically has been found to greatly reduce a company’s health care costs and rate of absenteeism and directly impacts individual performance.

Leaders And Team Building

Also, a good leader is a part of their team so should be included in all team building activities as opposed to watching from the outside.

A 15 year study found that employees who had difficult relationships with their bosses were 30% more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (probably caused from stressful interactions), and Gallup estimates that US companies lose $360 billion each year due to lost productivity from employees who have poor relationships with their supervisors.

So what is The Best Team Building Exercise?

Laughter Clubs!

Laughter clubs have all of the following benefits:

  • It’s fun and easy to do!
  • It’s ongoing – so it is constantly reaffirming the team and social support asĀ  opposed to one off days of trust falls and obstacle courses.
  • It’s short – only a half hour at the beginning of the day – can even be done before work.
  • It gets people energized and ready for the day.
  • It is a good cardio-vascular work out.
  • It gets people laughing together, which is a great way to build social connections.
  • It gives everyone some “face-time” with the full team (it’s hard to build teams in cubicles).
  • Leaders can participate easily and truly become part of the team – enhancing the overall productivity of the team.

Contact us today to find out more about how Laughter Clubs can be used in your company as the ultimate form of team building.