Team Building Tips

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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Team Building Tip: Avoid Sore Feet!

Preparation is the key to any successful Team Building event, but it isn’t just about planning the event.  Make sure your team is also fully prepared.

This includes making sure they are aware of the appropriate clothing and shoes to wear to the event. It’s really hard to have fun with sore toes!
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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 fun.
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Team Building Tip: What’s in a Name?

Do not call your team building exercise “team building.”

People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself.
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Team Building Quotes: Never Say “I”

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“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’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

- Peter Drucker

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What makes your team successful?

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Does a lucky shamrock make your team successful? Or is it strong 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 leadership characteristics shared by people who have built fantastic teams. They didn’t rely on the luck o’ the Irish at all.

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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 co-workers this tool can be great to have in your teams tool kit. Read more ›

5 Tips for Team Bonding in a Hybrid Meeting

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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 work effectively with a camera. Give them meaningful feedback on their performance.
3. Ensure the content is the most important thing you are talking about each week. Explain why everyone needs to know about an item and if you can’t do that, drop it from the agenda.
4. Don’t let speakers run over their time.
5. Make sure people leave the room with a spring in their step.

Originally published in the business journal from MPI, Meeting Planners International.

Team Vampires – How to Stop the Bite of Negative Team Members

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Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.

In the following article, I’m going to talk a bit about how to deal with those Team Vampires and stop their negative bite. Read more ›

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