Are You Brave Enough to Take Part in Boss/Employee Exchange Day?

Posted: Sep 13 2018

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In your office is there a noticeable divide between management and staff? If so, then you are the same as most other businesses in the country. However, wouldn’t it be good for each side to walk a mile in the other’s shoes?

This is precisely what Boss/Employee Exchange Day sets out to do. It has the potential to be the mother of all team building days, as management and staff can experience, first hand, what each team does on a day-to-day basis and better respect the contribution that everyone makes to the business.

What Happens on Boss/Employee Exchange Day?

Quite simply, this is the day when roles are switched – management answer the phones, greet customers and even make the drinks while members of staff go about managerial duties. The day falls on Monday 10th September, meaning that your team can kick off the week with a day that is sure to ignite a lot of office banter.

How Could this Team Building Day Benefit Your Business?

This unique team building day has the potential to be of great benefit to your business. With management and staff swapping responsibilities for a day, both will come away with a much better idea of the daily trials and tribulations of each side, as well as potentially coming up with their own ideas as to how to make the other’s day that little bit easier.

Even if it isn’t feasible for your business to completely swap roles for a day, you can still make the most of Boss/Employee Exchange Day by exchanging ideas on how to approach usual daily activities. A fresh pair of eyes can see things that may not have been picked up on before – after all, that is why even the best writers have proofreaders, right?

Dispelling the Myth

In many offices, it can often be a running joke that members of management don’t quite work as hard as they do and equally, some management teams are guilty of not fully realising exactly how hard their team actually works, or are simply unaware of deficiencies in a process that could be easily rectified.

What this day can do is dispel the myths from both sides which could ultimately bring the team closer together, becoming more appreciative of what everyone brings to the table.

For more ideas on team building days that can bring the best out of your business, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team today via our contact form or by calling us on 03300 04 09 03.

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