Posts tagged: employee morale

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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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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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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Throwback Thursday: Team Building Lessons from College

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Remember the good old days of college?

Bonding with friends over late nights filled with coffee, work and stressful deadlines?

Wait… these things probably sound familiar…

There are many parallels between experiences in college and your current job. This is especially true with team bonding in your company, and team bonding in fraternities and sororities.

Here are three team building lessons learned from Greek life that you can apply to building stronger bonds today.

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Meet The Team: Paul

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The Team Building Team

In this series of articles we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of the sort of people we are. In this installment we talk to Paul, one of our most requested facilitators, about building teamwork, meeting the goals of the company and his secret weapon…

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Building a Team: Storming

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Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end.

Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. What comes next!? Well, according to Tuckman’s Model of Group Development (and Murphy’s Law) the next phase is generally one of upheaval and conflict – (cue ominous music) ‘Storming’.

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The Power of Play Gets You Working as a Team

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The power of play is the best way to get you working as a team today.

If you’re here, it means you are looking for ways to help your team bond together to become a more cohesive, collaborative and more productive unit, right?

The answer is the power of play. Even though this sounds like “just having fun”, there is a lot more behind this important concept than you realize.

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