Have you heard of the IRS dance video? How about the Star Trek parody?
If you haven’t, watch the clips below. They’re stirring up quite a bit of team building program controversy.
Listen to one of our all start facilitators, Jackie Tamas, as she’s asked to use the IRS firestorm as a catalyst for discussing how technology trends are having a negative impact on team work, what makes effective team building and finding common ground amongst your team “without being cheesy.”
One of Jackie’s team building program tips? “Don’t ask someone to do something that you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself.”
IRS Dance Video
IRS Star Trek Parody
What are YOU willing to do for your team building program?
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 sound rational. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
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? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
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