Be a good leader:
Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety?
When complacency is prevalent, new initiatives do not take root easily and competition is not closely monitored. Proper management will help you identify challenges and layout plans for change; however, strong leadership is necessary to create a sense of urgency and develop a holistic approach to cultivating productivity at work.
Change management alone is inadequate to deal with competitive pressures that now require faster, bolder responses. Change managers typically drive incremental change, while change leaders are less adverse to taking risks.
It’s important to have a balance. While management will coordinate people and efforts to accomplish goals efficiently and effectively, leaders build an engine around the whole change process and empower teams to fight for the change. Managers know what will work while leaders are driven by good, yet unproven ideas.
- Process of change stays under control.`
- All projects stay on budget.
- Change goals are on a small scale.
- Stakeholder buys in to change is ensured.
- There is a change management group within your organization.
- The vision for change is planned and deliberate.
- Organization’s vision of the future is clearly articulated.
- Resources are actively mobilized.
- Change goals are on a large scale.
- Organization’s leaders inspire stakeholders to believe in the change.
- Leaders within your organization are guiding the change.
- The vision for change is urgent and inspires speculative action.
Issues with productivity in the workplace arise when your organization lacks a proper balance between management and leadership. More and more performance reviews include leadership evaluation, but misclassify management skills like leadership qualities. Organizations then cultivate and recruit teams that are over-managed and under-led.
To cultivate and attract more leadership, encourage and look for:
- Shared credit
- Energy and optimism
- A “championing” attitude
Great leaders and great managers listen well, are curious, manage their self-talk, and hold themselves accountable for moving the business forward. The ultimate goals are the same – the path to get there may differ. To maintain a delicate balance:
- Ensure optimal employee awareness.
- Cultivate accountability and empowerment.
- Inspire, don’t control.
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One of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is how well your team works together. Corporate team building can be an effective and transformative strategy for helping business executives and their employees to feel more invested in their careers and each other.
How does the power of play influence success at work? Many people are working longer and harder, thinking that this will solve the problem of an ever-increasing workload. But they are still falling behind, becoming chronically overwhelmed, and burning out. Work is where we spend much of our time. That is why it is especially important for us to play during work. Without some recreation, our work suffers. Success at work doesn’t depend on the amount of time you work. It depends on upon the quality of your work. And the quality of your work is highly dependent on your well-being.
TeamBonding is re-defining the world of company culture. We know that the key to company growth and positive company culture is to invest in your team through team building. In our 25+ years of experience, it’s not surprising that it’s in our nature, which is ultimately what has defined our success. The Founder, David Goldstein has been actively building his team for years, so it’s no secret he’s got the best team! Not only does David plan activities for his team to enjoy, but he also began a whole engagement committee to toss around ideas for his team to do… and the sky is the limit.
Believe it or not, you can have fun at work! Switch things up at the office and try some new, fun team building activities for work to get everyone energized.
After this year’s exciting new partnership with Catalyst, (A Global Team Building Network) our Regional Manager, Sam Goldstein flew off ✈️ to Bucarest, Romania to attend the 2019 Catalyst Conference! With a passion for innovation, planning and delivering the best team building events, Sam was able to share her trip with us through pictures and conversation. The Catalyst Conference gathered Catalyst leaders from across the globe to share new programs, ideas, success stories, and have fun!
There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement.
How to become an impactful leader: Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action and inspiring people to follow them.
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