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
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.
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor”
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!
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 […]
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.
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.