It is crucial that one is able to feel comfortable sharing knowledge and new ideas in the workplace. However, if you feel like you are being harshly judged and monitored it is easy to feel like you are being suffocated. As a result your creativity and productivity could be hindered because of the culture of your company. One way to feel more comfortable within your work environment is to gain autonomy within your place of work. What is autonomy? Keep reading to find out because its powerful.
What is Autonomy?
Autonomy is defined as: the condition or state of having independence or freedom; self-government. It is a state that humans seek within their relationships, decisions, and work. Autonomy or the lack of autonomy plays a huge role in the level of satisfaction that individuals have with their current work positions. A workers motivation has a direct link to the quality of work that he or she produces. Motivation can be driven from the ability to make decisions for one’s self and the feeling of freedom to create and thrive within the workplace
The Benefits of Employees Achieving Autonomy Within the Workplace
Obtaining a level of autonomy among employees has the ability to promote:
- A higher production level within the office.
- Motivation for employees to see satisfaction among clients.
- A greater desire for workers to begin the day and follow through with tasks.
Autonomy can happen because these elements are eliminated from the workplace.
- The anxiety from feeling constantly monitored.
- A notion of inferiority that is associated with the inability to make decisions for one’s self regarding their work.
- The belief that one’s actions and ideas do not matter and are meaningless.
For more information watch this highly informative video produced by the RSA on autonomy in the workplace.
How to Facilitate Autonomy For Your Team
Although there are many different tactics that can bring autonomy to your team, we believe that team building is the most effective strategy to bringing long lasting cohesion to groups. The corporate team building events have the ability to provide your team with a day to spend cultivating change within your office space. Facilitate a day of freedom within your team by ensuring that they have:
- The opportunity to work together in a comfortable and open environment.
- A chance to all contribute to achieving a common goal.
- The chance to open the line of communication while having a fun and productive day.
The events that cityHUNT organizes seek to inspire long term change within your teams to see what we can do for you visit our site.
Chicago is a city that is the home to a vibrant business community. However, sometimes teams can become burnt out, distant, and in need of a way to reconnect with one another. A corporate outing can be a great way to bring individuals into a stress free environment, where they are able to build stronger relationships. Scavenger hunts call for teams to work together in order to obtain tangible goals all while having a great time. Here at cityHUNT we love the use of scavenger to bring people together. Below are some great neighborhoods to hold a corporate scavenger hunt.
3 Neighborhooods For Your Chicago Corporate Outing
Here’s why its number one on our list!
- It is centrally located and connected to public transportation.
- There are amazing historic landmarks that you can incorporate into your Chicago Corporate Outing.
- Hunt within the Old Triangle Historic District of Lincoln Park.
- Lincoln Park is also the home of much natural beauty, such as North Alfred Beach and the Caldwell Lily Pond. These tranquil sites will give your teams a slice of the great outdoors while they are hunting in a concrete jungle.
Why we love Logan Square:
- Though it is in the middle of Chicago’s fast paced urban sprawl, there is plenty of open space and greenery in this neighborhood.
- Logan Square is known for its great dive bars, which could be awesome pit stops during your hunt or provide a unique ending location.
- The recently gentrified neighborhood is highly diverse and filled with a variety of different cuisines, this provides something to satisfy every taste at the end of your Logan Square hunt.
The L isn’t the only thing that moving in this Chicago neighborhood….
- The Loop is Chicago’s downtown area and the home of many of the cities major attractions. For example Millennium Park, which is an outstanding combination of entertainment and architecture.
- Within the cities high rise buildings are some of the nation’s most renowned arts institutions, like the Joffrey Ballet. These institutions provide great inspiration for location based clues and riddles.
- The mix of contemporary and historical influences make Logan Square a perfect neighborhood to explore as there’s always something new popping up and old sites to rediscover.
Now that you’ve heard our recommendations for awesome neighborhoods to host your Chicago corporate outing in you can start to plan your event! Hopefully we have provided you for some great inspiration. To plan an event or to learn more about team building in Chicago visit our site.
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