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?
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.
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
Know each other as people, not just professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building icebreaker activities for work that will help you and your team bond and get to know each other as more than just your role in the office. (more…)
Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities. (more…)
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. (more…)
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
United we stand. Divided we fall. Some of the strongest bonds are forged in the face of challenge and adversity. War, economic collapse, social protests—these circumstances bring people all different backgrounds, from different walks of life; in ways that they might never have met. However, not all bonds are forged on challenge alone. Sometimes teams find their foundations in activities that combine fitness, competition, and good-humored fun.
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