Posts tagged: creating a team culture

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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Carpooling | 3 Green Team Building Ideas That Rock

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#1 Carpools, rideshares and biking. Oh my!

Going green isn’t just about what you do at home. If you’re spending 40 hours a week at work, that’s over 35% of your waking life in an office. And you may have noticed that for a team of people, that can all add up to a lot of waste.

BUT, there’s also a lot of opportunity to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint just because you care. You don’t need to be a manager to implement change either.

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Team Bonding v.s. Team Building For Work

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In order to build a team, we must first form bonds.

Take atoms for example. An atom is the smallest building block of everything that exists today. Everything!

To become everything you see and touch, atoms must work together. They need to bond with other atoms. Atoms that don’t bond are …well… just atoms.

Each atom is special, unique and awesome, but you can’t have ice cream, puppies and all the other wonderful things in this world with one single atom.
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Performing as a Team – How to Succeed

In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before.

Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about right? The big, hairy audacious goalperforming as a team!

The Performing stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development is the icing on the cake. As tough as it is for teams to get to the Norming stage, it’s even tougher for them to get to the Performing stage.
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Building A Team: Norming

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Now Departing: “Storming”, Next Stop: “Norming”

It’s the calm after the storm. The battles have been fought, the decisions have been made, and now the dust is settling. Your team has made it to the Norming stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development!

Really you should be celebrating, because not all teams make it to this stage; some teams get too bogged down in ‘My Way or The Highway’ thinking, but you have learned and mastered the magic word of the Norming stage while building a team: Compromise.
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