Archive for: April 2013

Team Building Tip: Don’t Scare the Venue Staff

Set the expectations of the event for the venue staff, so they don’t panic at all the activity and potential noise.

Some Team Building events can get pretty crazy (by design, because that makes them more fun… and more effective!) But don’t scare the venue staff when they see your team running around being crazy.
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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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Fun Team Building Tip: Get the Party Started

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Getting off to a rough start can kill your fun team building event before things get going… and delays are a rough start.

It’s a huge bummer when you are excited about starting a fun team building event, but there is a delay because the entire group isn’t there yet.  So you end up waiting…
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Be a Space Hog & Don’t Feel Bad | Team Building Programs Tip

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When team building programs lack adequate space for activities it can really put a damper on the fun.

Team building programs can be difficult to plan. Many things can put a storm cloud over the process, and not having enough space is one of those things.  Do you want your team to be involved, enthusiastic, having fun and bonding with their co-workers… or complaining about not having enough space?
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Throwback Thursday: Team Building Lessons from College


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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