“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 […]
Without a doubt, networking can be an essential skill to grow a business or developing your personal network. Every relationship you make is critical, as former Head of Design at Twitter, Mike Davidson once said: “It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is […]
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 […]
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 […]
Believe it or not, you can have fun at work! Switch things up at the office and try some new, fun team building activities for work to get everyone energized. “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” –Thomas A. Edison Realistically, work tends to be a bore at times. […]
Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace. One of the most powerful reasons for 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? […]
You know it when you see it: a team that just works. What sets a successful team apart from an average one? It’s all in the dynamics.
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!
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.
Whether you’re facing feet upon feet of snow or unpredictable bursts of rain, keeping in touch with your team or planning an event can be tricky. Teamwork doesn’t need to suffer! Don’t let stormy weather stand in your way. Use these three tips to get your team bonding on, rain or shine.
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. […]
When you picture a construction site, you see a team of workers that are contributing to a common goal. If you’re looking for fun and engaging to get your team working more collaboratively, consider a boat build.
Now, wouldn’t you rather be outside on a gorgeous summer day than stuck inside the office? I think so! Here’s an idea, work outside.
Improv techniques help keep the employees at Method “weird, creative and humble.” It’s been fun AND effective.
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be.
Did you know that eating chocolate regularly can help you live longer? It’s true! Chocolate helps lower your blood pressure, according to a Harvard Study. It’s proven that healthy employees are more productive and enjoy their jobs the most. Encouraging healthier lifestyles boosts employee performance.
There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement. Managing a team is tough. Keeping employee morale high is hard. There’s a lot of pressure to keep employees happy… engaged… productive.
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive. Although this attitude works well in sports, games and personal careers, it can hinder teamwork. Too much competition can cause team members to constantly try to outdo each other, which can cause added stress, jealousy […]