Lack of employee engagement is a theme that became more relevant than ever. And one of the topics that specialists agree is essential to increase engagement is to foster team relationships.
As well as improving relationships from the top-down, organizations need to operate to increase relationships across the team. Especially nowadays, that 80% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work remotely.
Coming up with ways to make your employees connect and work towards common goals has become an arduous effort that takes creativity and positive thinking.
But, before jumping on how to encourage team relationships, make sure your company internal communication works appropriately and you have the right tools in place. Poor internal communication leads to employee frustration and lower productivity in the workplace. If you don't have a good communication system in place, any effort toward fostering team relationships will be wasted.
One of the most effective ways to bring the team together is by investing in the group's shared interest—for example, social impact.
Your employees, especially millennials and Gen Z, want to contribute, have an impact, and work with purpose. They also enjoy being appreciated for that, along with their team.
Now, you must be thinking, "But social impact is such a vast topic." And you are right. The United Nations has 17 goals for humanity, and probably your employees will not agree on just one they want to contribute.
But what if I tell you that you don't need to choose one. You can bring your team together in a fun, gamified way to work towards the highest social impact score.
The Social Impact Challenge (SIC) is a program that shows data and allows employees to examine their social impact. Then, the system suggests ways they can improve it!
This is the perfect solution to bring employees together, give purpose to their work life, improve work engagement, and (bonus benefit) improve your brand's reputation.
If you want to find out more about the SIC program, visit the website: rtgsocialimpactchallenge.com