Posts tagged: creating a team culture

Fun At Work: Group Activities & Team Building Games

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It’s simple, having fun at work through group activities and team building games leads to a great company culture.

It’s no secret that having a great company culture boosts productivity and has a major ROI from a financial standpoint. As workplace happiness pioneer Tony Hsieh put it;

“Happiness is a business model.”

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Avoid New Employee BORE-ientation

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According to the training firm Leadership IQ, “46% of rookies wash out in their first 18 months.” This was found by a study done over 3 years of 20,000 new hires. This could be due to the fact that those new hires are not clearly told what they were hired to do or what their goals should be for the first six months and the first year.[lede]
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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

poor communication in the workplace leads to boredom

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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Get To Know Your Team | 5 Team Building Activities For Work

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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 activities for work that will help you and your team bond every day.
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Team Vampires – How to Stop the Bite of Negativity At Work


Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess and the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.

The changing season got me thinking about how to deal with those Team Vampires and stop their bite of negativity at work. Read more ›

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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Nominication: How To Improve Communication Skills With Cocktails

How To Improve Communication Skills With Cocktails

The word nominication (a combination of the Japanese verb ‘nomimasu’ (to drink) and the English word ‘communication’) stands for after work drinking parties.

The communication aspect of the word refers to breaking down company barriers and having fun discussions after work. Outside the office in comfortable surroundings, corporate hierarchy is broken down bring everyone onto the same playing field. Usually these gatherings create a family feeling in the office.

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