Posts tagged: creating a team culture

Tips for building a strong team.

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Build team pride and keep everyone informed.

There are many ways to help you team bond, but the most basic aspects of team building are often overlooked. As a manager, it is important to discuss issues with your team members; however, you also need to celebrate your group’s commitment, vision, and achievements on a regular basis.  To create a solid foundation, follow these tips for building a strong team.
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? 5 Team Bonding Tips for Remote Employees.

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It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.

But, what about when some of all of you work remotely, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable professional and personal relationship virtually?
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The Importance of Fun at Work

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It’s simple, having fun at work leads to a great company culture.

It’s no secret that having a great company culture boosts productivity and has a major ROI from a financial standpoint. As workplace happiness pioneer Tony Hsieh put it;

“Happiness is a business model.”

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Innovative Team Problem Solving Activities That Work

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Objections. Judgement. Criticism. Debate can facilitate quite a bit of innovative team problem solving activities.

It’s true. If your team members like to collaborate, you shouldn’t make them competedepending on your goal.  If your goal is to help your team boost innovation and problem solving, it may be best to go “against type” when selecting an event. Criticism creates innovative teams.
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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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Workplace Team Building: Do It Like Animals

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Did you know that ants hate each other, but work together? Chimpanzees recognize when collaboration is necessary and identify the optimal partner.

The animal world has some powerful workplace team building inspiration!

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Innovation in Companies: Reward Failure & Get Results!

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In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.

This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes.

Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have better employee and financial performance.

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