Posts tagged: creating a team culture

6 DIY Team Bonding Activities That Work

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It’s easy… right? You just need to find the right people with the required skills and put them in a room together and you have a well-oiled team. They’re smart and they know their stuff: they’ll figure out how to get the work done…except it doesn’t always work out that way.

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7 Tools That Foster Effective Teamwork

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Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork.

Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools listed under each of the topics below and your team will begin working together like never before.

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Foster A Culture of Talent With Team Building

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There are many forces reshaping the workplace today, which inspired founders of TalentCulture to create a collaborative village of talent-minded professionals to support one another through sometimes chaotic shifts in business, technology and workforce dynamics.

Now, TalentCulture is recognized as a living metaphor for the social workplace, highlighting a significant shift toward innovation at work. If you want to cultivate and maintain a culture of talent within this evolving business environment, you need to get creative with team building. That’s why we developed two new programs inspired by the Rube Goldberg machine.
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Wordless Wednesday | Project Pipeline

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Participants involved in active learning (a simulation, a training game, etc…) retain _____ of the information.

Any guesses? Comment below.

Overcome 4 Major Barriers to Growth Through Team Networking

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Networking generates business leads that can help you and your team grow your business through sales and partnerships. However, there are 4 major reasons why people struggle with networking:

  1. Your policies and practices discourage it.
  2. Many people may find it unnatural or need to hone their skills.
  3. Divisions between individuals and teams are preventing networking.
  4. Management and team are out of step.

So, how do you get your employees to network effectively?

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Use ALL Team Building Tools to Build a Stronger Team

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“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged. And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform best.” – Gallup Business Journal

Gallup has found that engagement has a greater effect on workers’ wellbeing than any of the benefits it studied. Employees want an intrinsic connection to their work and their company.
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The 5S of Kaizen for team success!

In a follow up to last week’s post on Kaizen for team building, this week we’ll delve a little deeper into the philosophy.

This week’s tip for team success is to keep the workplace spick and span. Clear the clutter, clear the mind!

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Team Building Quote of the Week: There is Always a Place for Humor

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“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are many great political leaders that continue to inspire us today. Whether they led the United States to victory in a time of war or made progressive movements on the home front, America has a great history of leaders and activists who will always be relevant when it comes to leadership. Eisenhower knew that funny business was one way to build strong bonds.

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Keep everyone in the know with this wordy group activity

Reading isn’t just for the CEO! Make it a priority to keep your team current in your industry.

If you look at the reading material of many of the top managers and executives you will probably find an array of articles, books and journals related to their field.
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