Posts tagged: creating a team culture

Team Bonding Tip: Bolster the self-esteem!

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Give compliments and praise. A little, “Atta boy” or high five can go a long way.

When the going gets tough, the tough help you get going! We are all unique with different strengths and weaknesses. That is what makes working as a team so magical. One person can pick up the slack where others might falter.

“Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.” -George M. Adams

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Tips for building a strong team.

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Build team pride and keep everyone informed.

There are many ways to help you team bond, but the most basic aspects of team building are often overlooked. As a manager, it is important to discuss issues with your team members; however, you also need to celebrate your group’s commitment, vision, and achievements on a regular basis.  To create a solid foundation, follow these tips for building a strong team.
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Innovative Team Problem Solving Activities That Work

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Objections. Judgement. Criticism. Debate can facilitate quite a bit of innovative team problem solving activities.

It’s true. If your team members like to collaborate, you shouldn’t make them competedepending on your goal.  If your goal is to help your team boost innovation and problem solving, it may be best to go “against type” when selecting an event. Criticism creates innovative teams.
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Tips for Team Building: Who, What, When, Where, Why…?

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Clarify roles and responsibilities.

Need some tips for team building? Whether you’re planning an event or working on team building long term, a big challenge for teams is a lack of clarity on individual roles and responsibilities. Clarify roles, institute accountability and achieve your common vision and goals.
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Do It Like Animals: Trust Building Activities

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Did you know that ants hate each other, but work together? Chimpanzees also recognize when collaboration is necessary and identify the optimal partner.

The animal world has some powerful workplace team building inspiration! Trust building activities can help you practice teamwork like animals.

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Innovation in Companies: Reward Failure & Get Results!

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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 better employee and financial performance.

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Carpooling | 3 Green Team Building Ideas That Rock

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#1 Carpools, rideshares and biking. Oh my!

Going green isn’t just about what you do at home. If you’re spending 40 hours a week at work, that’s likely over 35% of your waking life in an office. You may have noticed that for a team of people, that much time in the office can all add up to a lot of waste.

BUT, there’s also a lot of opportunity to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint just because you care. Plus, you don’t need to be a manager to implement change.

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