Team Building Tips

Tips for Team Building: Who, What, When, Where, Why…?

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Clarify roles and responsibilities.

Need some tips for team building? Whether you’re planning an event or working on team building long term, a big challenge for teams is a lack of clarity on individual roles and responsibilities. Clarify roles, institute accountability and achieve your common vision and goals.
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Successful Team Building Tip: Learning to Let Go… Yes, You Have To

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Team Building facilitators are event and team building experts.  You are a business expert. Those are not the same thing.

You have built a successful career, managed and supported successful teams through successful business endeavors and basked in the glory of some substantial…success. A lot of your success stems from knowledge and experience that you have developed over time. That’s why you’re so important to your team and to your company.
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Who Took My Sandwich? – Tips to Avoid Workplace Annoyances

Workplace Annoyances

There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to sound rational.

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Team Building Events Tip: Good Isn’t Good Enough

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The key to turning your good team building events into a great ones is giving up the dirt.

Your facilitator is a professional and can make adjustments during the event as they learn more about your team.  But it doesn’t it make sense to give them a head start?
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Team Building Events Tip: Are you having fun yet?

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Sure, Team Building events are fun, but choosing them wisely can give you so much more than just a good time.

Some team building events can help your team become more flexible, other events can help them develop better working relationships, or adjust to change better, or just about anything else. Look at your team and decide where they could use a little extra help, then focus on that when choosing your team building events.
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Team Building Plan Tip: Always Respect the Mojo

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For the best experience possible, you have to let the mojo flow.

It’s a perfect storm… the facilitator has your team working together to build a bike, move a marble across the room or solve the latest CSI case, they’re having a blast and bonding… exactly like you wanted them to.  And then… it all comes crashing down because of an interruption that wasn’t part of your team building plan.
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Team Building Details Tip: The Little Things Are the Big Things

A successful event isn’t just about picking the right event and venue, it’s about the little things too.If your team is fired up and ready to win the scavenger hunt, game show or make the best chili, the last thing you want is for all that enthusiasm to come to a screeching halt because your planning didn’t allow enough time for setup.

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Team Building Details Tip: Don’t Fall Victim to The Slump!

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The post-lunch slump makes you think “nap time”. What do you think it does to your team?

You can’t fight biology… regardless of how involved your team is in the event, there is going to be a mid-afternoon enthusiasm “challenge”.  Preparing for this is the best way to keep up the momentum and stop your team from sneaking off to find the nearest couch.
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Team Building Tip: Competitive v.s. Collaborative

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Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate.

Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive.

Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being focused on your goals.
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