Getting the Team Engaged… There’s No ‘I’ In Team.

As part of our mission to get the Matrix team engaged – Matrix Fitness team building day took place at Go Ape, Cannock Chase last week with all 148 members of staff taking part…

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get your tribe working like a well-oiled machine, it’s keeping them engaged. Effective employee engagement can make all the difference between a workforce that’s lacklustre, depressed and falling asleep into their banana pancakes; and one that’s energised, productive and working perfectly as a team.

We at Matrix know the importance of this, why? because our staff told us they wanted to feel more engaged and we needed to do something about it. So taking into account this feedback and many meetings later, our programme of engagement was developed – entitled “Being Great Together From The Inside Out”.

It’s not just us who are a little obsessed with engaging our employees though, all manner of research bods have been analysing it for years. According to the Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report, 87% of organisations revealed their biggest challenges are culture and engagement, and research by Gallup suggests that only 13% of employees in the world are actually engaged.

The first major part of the engagement programme was to bring the whole team together. This meant closing our head office in Stoke, our warehouse in Uttoxeter and our two south service centres in the south for a day. This enabled all 148 employees to come along for a day of monkeying around at ‘Go Ape’. The team were split into 6 teams to take part in 6 different, challenging and competitive teambuilding activities amongst the forrest in Cannock Chase. Feedback was epic! The team got involved, the quiet ones became leaders and as they say, “team work made the dream work”. Congratulations to the winning team (Who happened to have a scout leader amongst them…), “Systems Integrations” who were announced the winners, followed by a feast of a BBQ.

Thank you to all the team at Go Ape who were fun, energising and brought out the best in our team of superstars at Matrix. We will most definately be back in the future. For more information on Go Ape team building days click here.

There’s a whole host of engagement social activities taking place at Matrix in the next 2 weeks, including the Matrix Fitness Bake off, the Douglas Macmillan raffle, bake sale AND bring a pound day! Not to mention BIG plans for the rest of the year and into 2018… Watch this space.

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