”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?
What happens when you find yourself, and your employees in a work rut? Don’t worry, it’s pretty common. That’s why TeamBonding is here! When you don’t have anything new, inspiring, or challenging happening in the workplace, you may find you and your employees in a work rut. Let’s talk about these 4 tips for getting out of a rut at work!
Virtual Reality Now Available As A High Tech, High Touch Team Building Event Let’s travel in time back to the ’90s when Virtual Reality now known as VR concept was just a thought? There were some prototypes, but unfortunately, they were far from becoming a reality. The only VR devices that were on the market by that time were heavy, huge machines that weren’t portable at all.
I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
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