”I just try to get out of my own way because if anyone is their own worst enemy, it’s usually you.” – Taylor Dayneteamwork
Many team building tips focus on how you can influence others to collaborate… communicate… just speak to each other! Meanwhile, networking and career building advice tends to focus more on you, the individual.
The truth is, all of your workplace and career challenges are connected. Your own beliefs and actions are always important, especially while facing teamwork challenges. If you want to build stronger bonds with your team, look at what you’re doing.
When you plan a team building event, are you participating along with everyone else? Do you run the meeting icebreakers rather than participating in them? Are you participating in the policies / programs / social activities that you created to get everyone else to work together?
Event planning and leading the charge might be your biggest strengths, but you also need to be a team player to see results. If your team is small and someone always needs to stand on the sidelines to orchestrate teamwork, mix it up. Identify team members with similar strengths that want to run an event or activity. Put them in charge. Become a participant.
Don’t be your own worst team building enemy. Work hard, be nice to people, remain flexible and pay attention to what you’re doing. You. Yourself. And…you.
What are teamwork challenges you’re facing today? Is there anything you could do differently to overcome them?
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
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.
Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of DIY activities you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team retreat. Take a look at some of our most popular DIY activities down below.
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.
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