Coming up with ideas to strengthen your security team’s camaraderie can be challenging. But managers should continuously exert effort to create meaningful connections between employees. This is why team building activities are encouraged as it brings together to have fun outside of work. Security managers have the responsibility to create team building activities that workers are happy and comfortable with. Doing this will promote a positive work environment.
In this article, we will discuss some of the ideal team building activities for security companies. We will also go through some of the benefits of conducting team building activities.
People normally bond well over good food. Schedule a lunch date for your team members at a time that works for everyone. This is a refreshing way to talk about work and personal life. Managers typically choose the topics but allow your security officers to open stories and insights they would like to talk about. This can be organised by the site supervisor every three months to discuss any issues the team is dealing with. It would be a great way for the supervisor to provide tips and feedback as well.
Do Something Sporty
Operations managers can create a few teams in their workforce and hold tournaments for sports like cricket, football, and bowling. Aside from the obvious physical benefits, this will also improve the camaraderie between employees. Managers can hold tournaments for a certain season, this will give workers something to look forward to.
Conduct Regular Training
Managers are expected to lead their employees to success. One way to do it is to provide training that will help security officers develop their skills. You can offer coffee or a snack for participants to make it worth their time.
It’s understood that managers and security managers are busy most of the time. This is why they probably don’t get the chance to talk as much as they would like. Site supervisors and operations managers can try doing quarterly meetings to check up on how everyone is doing as well as the overall performance of the site.
Recognise the hard work your managers and security officers are putting by doing awards nights annually or twice a year. This assures your security officers that you value the service they provide.
Team building activities are great opportunities as well to make sure that your security officers are aligned with the company’s values and vision. This also boosts employee morale.
Remember to give your employees something to look forward to aside from work. Doing this is also helpful in establishing a connection between managers and security officers, as it’s their chance to personally provide feedback and to bond with the team as well.