Companies are always struggling to retain the best talent at work and striving for ways to create an emotional bond to the organization in the employee’s mind. Start by looking at your team as real people, with ideas, aspirations, accomplishments and challenges, within the workplace and outside of it. These people are not a means to generating business results only, they are a formidable resource that needs to be understood and nurtured in order to deliver on what’s expected of them as workers. There is a direct relationship between employee engagement and employee motivation, productivity, satisfaction and retention.
Employee engagement is not just about spending money in outings and celebrations, employee engagement is than that where people wants to express their views, they want to get out of monotonous schedule of work pressure, day to day targets, meetings etc. for some time. Here we are sharing 5 small in-house employee engagement activities which will help you to keep your people engage and enjoy at work:
ACTIVITY 1 : NAME THE COLLEAGUES
Write the name of each employee on a chit of paper
Call each employee one-by-one to pick up the chit
Identify the person whose name they have received
The one to recognize correct shall be rewarded.
ACTIVITY 2: TRUTH AND LIES
Employees to write 2 truths & 1 lie about them on a chit
Call employees randomly to read out these chits
Others have to guess which truth is and which is lie.
Repeat the same process till all chits are done
ACTIVITY 3: OBSERVE THE TEAM
Divide employees into groups of 8 or more
Stand 2 teams facing each other & observe other team
Ask the teams to do little changes in their attire
Team pointing maximum changes in other team wins
ACTIVITY 4 : JOIN THE PIECES
Divide employees in groups of 8 or more
Except one, blindfold others. Scatter the team on a ground
Person not blindfolded, has to direct the team & join all
Team joined together in minimum time is the winner
ACTIVITY 5 : CREATIVE SKIT
Divide employees in groups of 5 to 8 members
Give each team some prompts to prepare a theme
Each team to perform skit based on the objects given
Based on voting, award the winning skit team
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