Boosting Workplace Morale? Here's Why You Should Set Up an Esports Team.
It can be tough at work.
You're under pressure to meet deadlines, the clients or upper management are always on your back, and the to-do list never ends. It’s easy for the stress to mount, tensions to flare, and morale to plummet.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to blow off some steam and have some fun, allowing your team to stay in that sweet spot of being happy and productive?
Well, there is, and it's way more fun than typical team-building days or offering basic discounts outside the workplace.
Instead, take a step into the future by founding your very own company esports team.
There are a ton of benefits that come from making such a move, one of which is that this could be one of the best ways to boost workplace morale.
Let's get into it.
How Corporate Esports Boosts Morale
Okay, let's get straight into the business.
Setting up a corporate esports team is a fantastic way to boost morale and improve the way your team works together.
Especially if you have a company full of young, energetic people who love to play video games.
You're setting up a time and space for your employees to come together to work towards a common goal, giving everyone focus and drive but also creating an outlet to relieve stress and have some fun.
Businesses have known that team-building outside the workplace in this way has endless benefits for the people, the teams, and the company it is.
It’s why there are such things as company five-a-side football teams, team-building days out at adventure parks or golf ranges, or Christmas parties and nights on the town.
It's about bringing your team together outside a work setting and working on something together.
After all, statistics show that 67% of employees believe it's their colleagues who will help them do better at their work, so nurturing this as much as possible will only benefit you and your company.
Other Benefits of Setting Up a Company esports Team
Don’t think, however, that this is all just fun and games.
Okay, maybe it is literally fun and games, but don't discount the fact there are some profound benefits to setting up a corporate esports team.
For starters, it can help improve communication and collaboration within your team. Working together to win a tournament is a great way to build bonds and develop teamwork skills.
In addition, a corporate esports team can also be used as a tool for recruiting new talent. Participating in tournaments, shows potential employees that your company is forward-thinking and open to new ideas. This can help you attract top talent to your company.
Finally, and most importantly, it boosts morale.
We know, we talked about how good an esports team can be for bringing the team together on a functional and collaborative level.
But what about the glory?
There's nothing more satisfying than working towards a common goal and succeeding in it.
Whether that's winning a League of Legends tournament and getting your hands on some juicy prizes or even conquering a rival company in a friendly game of Valorant to merely assert your dominance, the taste of victory runs deep.
How to Start a Corporate Esports Team
Now we've covered all the benefits of setting up a corporate eSports team, let's talk about how to actually set one up.
The first step is to find some players.
This can be done by holding tryouts or simply reaching out to people who are already interested in playing. Once you have a team of players, you'll need to decide on a game to play. There are many different esports games out there, so make sure to choose one that everyone is interested in, and that you think has a good chance of winning tournaments.
Or not! If you're just playing for fun and to be silly, that's great too!
And don't forget, you can have multiple teams for different games, so don't feel like you need to settle into just one niche.
Once you have your team and game selected, the next step is to start practicing.
This is important if you want to be successful in tournaments. Set up regular practice times and make sure everyone is on the same page in terms of strategy.
Finally, when you're ready to start competing in tournaments, pick a manager, organize training times for players to get better at playing and working together, develop strategies on your favorite games, and get immersed into the world of corporate esports!
Whether you're playing for fun or for glory, there's a place for you in the corporate esports scene.
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GLHF, and see you in the arena!