Posts tagged: group development

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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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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Go from good to great: get to know your team!

Know your team to lead your team.

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Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day?

That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in my last post because it really can’t be stressed enough.
APPRECIATION = DEDICATION.

Those in a leadership role have a lot of responsibilities, one of the most important is employees.

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Team Bonding Tip: Bolster the self-esteem!

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Give compliments and praise. A little, “Atta boy” or high five can go a long way.

When the going gets tough, the tough help you get going! We are all unique with different strengths and weaknesses. That is what makes working as a team so magical. One person can pick up the slack where others might falter.

“Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.” -George M. Adams

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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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