Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. Mary […]
“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower There are many great political leaders that continue to inspire us today. Whether they led the United States to victory in a time of war or made progressive movements on the home front, America has […]
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown Rumors are anything but good. They can be very polarizing and create a downright nasty environment to work in. If there are rumors spreading about one or more of your team members do the right thing and don’t chime in. It can be difficult […]
A staggering 96% of people think that their workplace culture needs a change. This isn’t about laying down the law. This is about individual accountability and intention.
A Company Culture: One of the most important aspects of any successful organization is to have a clearly defined company culture. An office culture can influence and be influenced by many things including the type of communication within an organization, the types of events you hold for your employees, and the standards you hold your employees, […]
Depending upon the situation, understanding different leadership styles will help teams manage projects efficiently. Here at TeamBonding, we emphasize leadership styles as an important aspect of running any successful business. We recently partnered with the Belbin program. This program is a self-assessment that your employees take that asks them to evaluate themselves as leaders, followed by three to […]
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. But, what about when some or all of you work virtually, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable […]
As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school. That […]
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.”
Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools […]
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 […]
Results are very important to companies and team leaders, but how team members interact with each other to achieve results is often a neglected aspect of managing a team.
The numbers are staggering. 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged 82% of employees said it’s critical that their organization address the employee engagement problem 69% of employees report engagement is an issue in their organization It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but how? […]
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 […]
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.
“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey
When you need team consensus and commitment to tackle an issue, involve your team in the decision making process. Sergey Dudiy, Ph.D. posted the Top Nine Tips for Better Teamwork and Team Building in 2005, eight years ago. Quality advice can definitely stand the test of time!
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure. This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes. Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have […]
She left you. It’s over. You can’t go back now! All you can do is learn from your mistakes. Turnover can be rough, and it can be amicable; no matter what, no one really wants to go through it, not even the employee who’s leaving you.
com·pla·cen·cy kəmˈplāsənsē/ noun: complacency; noun: complacence a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements. “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency” synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-congratulation, self-regard;