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6 Reasons Why Leaders Choose Team Bonding Ideas That Work

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Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow people to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of the activities on their workplace.

One of the most powerful reasons for team building is to get results. Through a series of planned team bonding events that are fun and motivational, teams builds skills like communication, planning, problem-solving and conflict resolution. Team bonding ideas that work help facilitate long term team building through fostering genuine connections, deeper discussions and processing.

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Team Vampires – How to Stop the Bite of Negativity At Work


Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess and the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.

The changing season got me thinking about how to deal with those Team Vampires and stop their bite of negativity at work. Read more ›

More About What Makes A Successful Team

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Ever feel totally out of your element? Chances are that many of your team members do, which makes success difficult to tackle.

We all often feel like everyone around us has their act together and we don’t. Even your most successful employees likely feel a little phony at times.

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The 5S of Kaizen for team success!

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!

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Tips for building a strong team.

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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 basis.  To create a solid foundation, follow these tips for building a strong team.
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Tips for Team Building: Who, What, When, Where, Why…?

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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.
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Innovation in Companies: Reward Failure & Get Results!

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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.

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