Reading isn’t just for the CEO! Make it a priority to keep your team current in your industry.
If you look at the reading material of many of the top managers and executives you will probably find an array of articles, books and journals related to their field.
Did you know that getting your team reading the same material as the people in leadership roles will have a major positive effect on team building?
There are many reasons why reading is critical to individual success, such as increased knowledge, concentration, memory, and vocabulary. It is just as beneficial for groups too. Allot your team time to read something relevant, then get together in a group to reflect, share opinions and find how it relates to the business.
This group activity will lead to a boost in your team’s self-confidence, problem solving and cohesiveness.
If you want to take the results a step further, start an office book club. Assign chapters and schedule meetings to discuss each topic. The bonus here is that your group can review what they’ve read and then find a way to connect what they’ve learned to a work project. We retain 90% or more information when we are able to teach or apply information immediately after we learn it.
One common issue for team is communicating effectively. If communication is failing, this would be a great time to find an article or book or even a funny comic they can relate to. It might be enough to help pull them out of a rut and feel inspired again, or at least get them to see the bright side for long enough to get them back in the game.
There is a lot of great reading material available. What are some of your favorites in your field, and do you ask your team to read it too?
Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes chocolate bunnies and egg hunts. But why should the kids have all the fun? A corporate scavenger hunt is easy to set up and can range from a simple list of things you have around the office, to very elaborate and creative endeavors. The person or team with the most points wins! Here are seven simple tips for making your own DIY office scavenger hunt!
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.
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…)
#1 Carpools, rideshares and biking. Oh my! Going green isn’t just about what you do at home. If you’re spending 40 hours a week at work, that’s likely over 35% of your waking life in an office. You may have noticed that for a team of people, that much time in the office can all add up to a lot of waste.
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?
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Ice breakers and puzzle games have their place, but sometimes you just want to get together as a group, and play. Here at TeamBonding, encouraging play is what we’re all about! When you play as a team, you develop and strengthen social bonds, which makes working together a more rewarding experience all around. With this in mind, we’re excited to share a free game for you to play with your team the next time you need to relax and have some fun.
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