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Here at Chaser, we believe that open communication and collaboration is the key to a successful, fully integrated, and happy work environment.
And we’ve got the data to back it up!
Companies and organizations that communicate effectively are 4.5x more likely to retain the best employees, while 54% of employees say a strong sense of community is what keeps them working for a company.
On the flip side, 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.
To help facilitate open communication and the kind of team building that encourages effective collaboration, we like to devote one week a year to team building activities for a few hours a day.
According to survey data from Keka, 50% of the positive changes in communication patterns within the workplace can be accredited to social interaction outside of the workplace.
Obviously, due to the pandemic, meeting up in person isn’t possible, so this year we’re doing it virtually!
There are a number of ways in which team-building exercises, like away weeks, can benefit both the company and its employees, including:
Some of the key outcomes associated with our virtual away week included:
Our virtual away week was broken down into sections, including: