8 responses

  1. John
    Jun 5, 2017

    I like how you pointed out that too much work can be negative for employee moral and performance. If I were a manager, I would want to find a good balance between productivity on job-related tasks, and having fun. Seeing as how team building activities provide the dual benefit of enhanced teamwork and work-life balance, I think it would be something I would want incorporated if I were a manager.

    • Vanessa Echevarria
      Jun 9, 2017

      John,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! You are absolutely right, there is always a balance to be had – the challenge is finding just the right amount of both but once you do – it makes for great employee engagement.

      If you liked this article, feel free to follow us on social (find us @careerxchange) for more!

      Hope you have a lovely day!

      – The CXC® Team

  2. Tom
    Dec 6, 2017

    Hello Nvanderbosch

    I really appreciate your article and the last point “Work-Life Balance” is a good point for their team. For me, all the points are really good for team building and better organization growth

  3. Yolo
    Jan 8, 2018

    question how do you balance work-life when you work M-F and sometimes have to rotate weekend working. You have a husband that travels for his job and very active son in sports. You role as a full time working mother is after work you have to take care of your family which does not allow time with co-workers. Also you like to separate your work from home/personal. The time you have, you would rather spend with your outside friends or date night with husband however your co-workers/manager view you as not being team player. How do you balance?

    • Vanessa Echevarria
      Apr 9, 2018

      Hi Yolanda,

      That is a fantastic question. Sometimes life can get pretty hectic, and it seems like you have quite a bit on your plate! Even though you do balance quite a bit, it is important to set some time for yourself every now and again. You’re family and home life is definitely first priority (it’s ours too), but it’s also okay to set aside just an hour or two in your busy week to perhaps take an online course, update your resume, or simply have coffee with a potential contact or friend… I find that even in my busiest weeks, taking short, concentrated time slots is the best way to get something done when you’re balancing so much – you’ll find that at the end of a few months, all those moments may add up to something that really pays off!

  4. Kylie Dotts
    Jan 18, 2018

    I like how you said that employees who feel supported and kind are more likely to take pride in what they do. This would be a very important quality to build and cultivate because it would make people appreciate what they do a little bit more. I would imagine that they would become more productive in a situation like this as well.

  5. Bethany Birchridge
    Mar 13, 2018

    I love that you pointed out that having close connections at work helps employees feel valued. I recently left a job because I didn’t feel like my hard work was being appreciated and that I was doing everything by myself. However, I also believe the others on my team felt the same way, as no one had built friendships with each other.

    • Vanessa Echevarria
      Apr 9, 2018

      Bethany,

      That is a great point! A big benefit that’s often overlooked is showing your team how much you value their work. According to an Office Team study in 2017, 66% of employees say they would likely leave their job if they did not feel appreciated – much like you did.

      Today’s employers are braving new territory, meeting the demands of a new workforce who, not only values a salary, but a solid opportunity for growth, education and the feeling that they’re part of something bigger than themselves.

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