Posts tagged: collaboration

6 Reasons Why Leaders Choose Team Bonding Ideas That Work

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Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow people to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of the activities on their workplace.

One of the most powerful reasons for team building is to get results. Through a series of planned team bonding events that are fun and motivational, teams builds skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. Team bonding ideas that work help facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections, deeper discussions and processing.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? 5 Virtual Team Building Activities That Work.

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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.lede]

But, what about when some of all of you work virtually, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable professional and personal relationship online?
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3 Team Building Activities That Boost Communication In The Workplace

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The numbers are staggering.

  • 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged
  • 82% of employees said it’s very important that their organization address the employee engagement problem
  • 69% of employees report engagement is a problem in their organization

It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but how? There are many tactics you can use, but here are 3 team building activities that boost communication in the workplace right away.

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What Is Employee Engagement?

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Employee engagement is the emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its goals. Engaged employees care about their work, they use discretionary effort to accomplish work as a team and their performance is of higher quality.

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Connecting Business and Improv

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Before Lakshmi Balachandra started teaching Improvisational Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, she was an improv comic. When she went to MIT to study an MBA, it was there that she realized how much she was actually using her improv skills in her new business career.

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Improv: Working Together Around a Set Of Guidelines

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The original founders of the improv troupe, the Upright Citizens Brigade – Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Amy Poehler – have written a manual on the art of improvisational comedy. It doesn’t only apply to acting, though – it applies to any situation where individuals must work together.

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Yes, and…

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The word “no” can be so limiting. Why not open up a conversation by using “yes, and…” instead. This applied improv exercise will get you working as a team.

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