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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!

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Team Building Tip: Set Expectations on Focused Fun

Make sure your team understands the difference between a meaningful event that is fun and just not having to “work”. A quality Team Building event and facilitator will ensure your staff enjoys themselves; after all… that’s the best, most effective type of Team Building. However, if they see the event as just a break from […]

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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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Fun Team Building Tip: Get the Party Started

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

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 […]

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Team Building Tip: Get the Gold Stars Ready for Successful Team Building

The gold stars you got as a 5-year old weren’t a fluke… they work… for any age. People respond to prizes and you don’t have to break your budget to offer them for successful team building. Besides, you need to keep the prizes small (but meaningful) to keep your team’s attention focused on the inherent […]

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Team Building Tip: Surprise me! But really, no.

It may seem like a good idea to surprise your team with a team building exercise, but this is generally a no-no.  It is much easier to encourage participation, have fun, and enjoy an event when participants are not surprised. That being said, don’t tell them everything about the event, because it will ruin the […]

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Team Building Quotes: Never Say “I”

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ […]

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What makes your team successful?

Does a lucky shamrock make your team successful? Or is it strong, successful team leadership characteristics? Most things improve if you run into a bit of good luck, but if you want a great team, you need a lot more than good fortune. Here are some of the most common successful  leadership characteristics shared by […]

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Holiday Giving – Connecting with Teams Globally

Connecting with teams globally often is achieved with social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. These social media tools have become a regular form of doing business in today’s global workplace. Many managers consider the risks of connecting via social media to far outweigh the benefits. This can be true, however used effectively by conscientious […]

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5 Tips for Team Bonding in a Hybrid Meeting

The following is a set of five tips we discovered from Richard Davies, Head of European employee communications, EBAY. 1. Win your audience every session – your brand is only as good as your last briefing. Hold yourself accountable for the time your audience invests in your meeting. 2. Coach your presenters to be engaging and […]

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Building powerful team retreats- Part 1: Design & Delivery

This is the first of a two part series on building effective team retreats. Vividly, I remember my first day as a staff trainer. I was clad in my McFinest, McCleanest, McBestest of uniforms…. McDonald’s green polyester. I was given a new gold embossed plastic name tag, with ‘Crew Trainer’ written on it. I had […]

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Back to School – How to team build while you work

As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school. That […]

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Olympic Day – Celebrating your team’s Gold Medal Performance

I can only imagine that there is something special about getting up on the podium and accepting a Gold Medal for your efforts on behalf of your country. The pride associated with achieving top recognition and award for successfully reaching your stated goals, and of course surpassing the competition. As we think about the quest […]

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Graduation Day – Why Projects Should Have an End Date

There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different. Take these three phases into consideration and […]

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Daylight Savings- Building Team Energy

I don’t know about you, but the first day back at work after pushing the clock ahead an hour hurts. It hurts a bit more to get out of bed, and it hurts to get through the day without a seventh cup of coffee (I’m well caffeinated). Let’s use this change of personal energy to […]

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