“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!
“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 […]
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.
“Renew the heart and make it good”, Kaizen is a Japanese term that can be translated as, “constant improvement for the good”. Kaizen is the philosophy at the forefront of Toyota Motor Company’s operations. It is considered one of the world’s greatest manufacturers. There is even a book written about “The Toyota Way”. Kaizen: Constant Improvement
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor”
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.”
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.
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 […]
What is so special about using liquid nitrogen for your summer team building program? Your team will enjoy treats from the Ice Cream Making Challenge that are not only fresh to order, but each batch also requires only a few ingredients because servings are made on the spot.
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 […]
Remember the good old days of college? Bonding with friends over late nights filled with coffee, work and stressful deadlines? Wait… these things probably sound familiar… There are many parallels between experiences in college and your current job. This is especially true with team bonding in your company, and team bonding in fraternities and sororities. Here are […]
The Team Building Team In this series of articles we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of the sort of people we are. In this installment we talk to Paul, one of our most requested facilitators, about building teamwork, meeting the goals of […]
Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end. Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. […]
The power of play is the best way to get you working as a team today. If you’re here, it means you are looking for ways to help your team bond together to become a more cohesive, collaborative and more productive unit, right? The answer is the power of play. Even though this sounds like “just […]
There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different. Take these three phases into consideration and […]