We’re all so much more than our job titles, which is often was drew each of us to our roles and help us excel within them.
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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!
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It’s simple, having fun at work 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 recognize when collaboration is necessary and identify the optimal partner.
The animal world has some powerful workplace team building inspiration!
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.
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.
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 right? The big, hairy audacious goal – performing as a team!
The Performing stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development is the icing on the cake. As tough as it is for teams to get to the Norming stage, it’s even tougher for them to get to the Performing stage.
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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 three team building lessons learned from Greek life that you can apply to building stronger bonds today.