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Team Building Tips

Never underestimate the power of a strong, united work force! From engaging employees to boosting performance, building bonds within your team is a great way to better your company. Here’s some helpful team building tips to get you started!

Use ALL Team Building Tools to Build a Stronger Team

“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 […]

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Get your team moving for productivity!

If you are reading this, you are most likely planted at a desk in front of your computer. You may or may not be at work right now, but unless you are an athlete, landscaper, fire fighter, etc. you probably spend most of your working hours behind a desk. This assumption leads me to the […]

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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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Kaizen: A Japanese philosophy could change your team structure for the good.

“Renew the heart and make it good”, Kaizen is a Japanese term that can be translated as, “constant improvement for the good”. Kaizen is the philosophy at the forefront of Toyota Motor Company’s operations. It is considered one of the world’s greatest manufacturers. There is even a book written about “The Toyota Way”. Kaizen: Constant Improvement

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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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For a winning team, agree to avoid the RUMOR MILL.

“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor”

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

Know your team to lead your team. 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 […]

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Team Bonding Tip: Bolster the self-esteem!

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 […]

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Tips for building a strong team.

Build team pride and keep everyone informed. There are many ways to help you team bond, but the most basic aspects of team building are often overlooked. As a manager, it is important to discuss issues with your team members; however, you also need to celebrate your group’s commitment, vision, and achievements on a regular […]

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Event Tip: Commit To Team Development

Commitment and continuation are key to Team Bonding success. It is important to have full commitment from everyone involved in order to run a successful Team Bonding event.

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Plan for effective team building.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Innovative Team Problem Solving Activities That Work

Objections. Judgement. Criticism. Debate can facilitate quite a bit of innovative team problem solving activities. It’s true. If your team members like to collaborate, you shouldn’t make them compete…depending on your goal.  If your goal is to help your team boost innovation and problem solving, it may be best to go “against type” when selecting an event. […]

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Tips for Team Building: Who, What, When, Where, Why…?

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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Successful Team Building Tip: Learning to Let Go… Yes, You Have To

Team Building facilitators are event and team building experts.  You are a business expert. Those are not the same thing. You have built a successful career, managed and supported successful teams through successful business endeavors and basked in the glory of some substantial…success. A lot of your success stems from knowledge and experience that you […]

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Who Took My Sandwich? – Tips to Avoid Workplace Annoyances

There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to […]

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Corporate Team Building Tip: Don’t move from Hamlet directly into Sponge Bob.

Fun has a place in everything, but pay attention to how you add it. You absolutely can combine meetings that are serious in nature with some fun Team Building activities.  In fact, we recommend it!  However, remember that your brain and your attitude don’t usually shift gears as fast as your car.

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Team Building Plan Tip: Always Respect the Mojo

For the best experience possible, you have to let the mojo flow. It’s a perfect storm… the facilitator has your team working together to build bikes, move a marble across the room or solve the latest CSI case, they’re having a blast and bonding… exactly like you wanted them to.  And then… it all comes […]

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Team Building Details Tip: The Little Things Are the Big Things

A successful event isn’t just about picking the right event and venue, it’s about the little things too. There are a few more team building details that goes into it. If your team is fired up and ready to win the scavenger hunt, game show or make the best chili, the last thing you want […]

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Team Building Details Tip: Don’t Fall Victim to The Slump!

The post-lunch slump makes you think “nap time”. What do you think it does to your team? You can’t fight biology… regardless of how involved your team is in the event, there is going to be a mid-afternoon enthusiasm “challenge”.  Preparing for this is the best way to keep up the momentum and stop your […]

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Team Building Tip: Competitive v.s. Collaborative

Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate. Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive. Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being […]

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