Posts tagged: effective team communication

2 Creative Team Building Programs That Foster A Culture of Talent

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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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team project pipeline

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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FEATURE FRIDAY | LAUGHTER IS AN INSTANT VACATION!

To start off, and to make a point, I’m going to share a joke that I found –

Bill Gates and the president of General Motors have met for lunch, and Bill is going on and on about computer technology.

“If automotive technology had kept pace with computer technology over the past few decades, you would now be driving a V-32 instead of a V-8, and it would have a top speed of 10,000 miles per hour,” says Gates. “Or, you could have an economy car that weighs 30 pounds and gets a thousand miles to a gallon of gas. In either case, the sticker price of a new car would be less than $50. Why haven’t you guys kept up?”

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WEB 2.0 AT WORK | HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BENEFIT YOUR WORKPLACE

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Looking back on the week, how many of you answered our Wordless Wednesday survey on social media in the workplace?

Oh come on, you mean to tell me you didn’t take one 15 minute mental break to check a blog, update your status on Facebook, or log onto Twitter?
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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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