Networking generates business leads that can help you and your team grow your business through sales and partnerships. However, there are 4 major reasons why people struggle with networking: Your policies and practices discourage it. Many people may find it unnatural or need to hone their skills. Divisions between individuals and teams are preventing networking. […]
Nobody figured out last week’s team building rebus, so we’re giving you another chance!
“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged. And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform best.” – Gallup Business Journal Gallup has found that engagement has a greater effect on workers’ wellbeing than any of the benefits it studied. Employees want an intrinsic connection to their work and their […]
In a follow up to last week’s post on Kaizen for team building, this week we’ll delve a little deeper into the philosophy. This week’s tip for team success is to keep the workplace spick and span. Clear the clutter, clear the mind!
To start off, and to make a point, I’m going to share a joke that I found… Bill Gates and the president of General Motors have met for lunch, and Bill is going on and on about computer technology.
Looking back on the week, how many of you answered our Wordless Wednesday survey on social media in the workplace? Oh come on, you mean to tell me you didn’t take one 15 minute mental break to check a blog, update your status on Facebook, or log onto Twitter?
Reading isn’t just for the CEO! Make it a priority to keep your team current in your industry. If you look at the reading material of many of the top managers and executives you will probably find an array of articles, books and journals related to their field.
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor”
Know your team to lead your team. Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day? That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in […]
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 […]
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 compete…depending 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. […]
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.
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to […]
You have a great team, right? And you want to keep that team. Retaining employees is vital to success. Participants in employee training programs like leadership development are 45% more likely to stay with their employer!
During school, talking amongst your classmates was discouraged. Chatty Cathy was always sent to sit in the corner, facing the wall, and in high school that became detention. Within team environments in the workplace however, you want good communication. Talking is encouraged, expected, and required. Enhance collaboration and productivity with this team building communication exercise.
In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before. Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about […]