Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. Mary […]
Imagine you recently hired a new employee. However, within a few months, this new employee ends up leaving you. There are a wide variety of reasons why they might choose to leave. It’s possible that the problem is they were never properly introduced to the company. Onboarding is the process of getting new hires familiar with their surroundings; […]
Without a doubt, networking can be an essential skill to grow a business or developing your personal network. Every relationship you make is critical, as former Head of Design at Twitter, Mike Davidson once said: “It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is […]
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week. But, what about when some or all of you work virtually, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable […]
How do you reach great feats and save the day? A team is required for that. Where would Batman (nay, Gotham!) be without Alfred? Doesn’t Super Mario need a little help from Toad and Luigi on occasion? Of course! These great partnerships did not magically appear. Ok, maybe there was a little magic involved, but these […]
Results are very important to companies and team leaders, but how team members interact with each other to achieve results is often a neglected aspect of managing a team.
According to the training firm Leadership IQ, “46% of rookies wash out in their first 18 months.” This was found by a study done over 3 years of 20,000 new hires. This could be due to the fact that those new hires are not clearly told what they were hired to do or what their goals should be for […]
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.
Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. Attrition is different. This generally refers to the end of the employment relationship due to retirement or job elimination or employee death. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee.
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When you ask someone what they know about improv, most people will say something about Whose Line Is It Anyway? Which makes sense, this past summer, nearly 2 million people watched WLIA every week. But what most people don’t know about improv is that the same skills Ryan, Colin, and Wayne use to make millions […]
Have you made a team building resolution for the New Year?! You should! The best team building strategies come from strong leaders that set goals and we have a few suggestions to help you get started:
Improv comedy will teach you to improv life. Life is rough sometimes (all the time) with these walls and barriers and judgments we’ve set for ourselves.
Participants involved in active learning (a simulation, a training game, etc…) retain _____ of the information. Any guesses? Comment below.
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. […]
“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 […]
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!
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 […]
So, did you solve this week’s Wordless Wednesday mystery?! This live action photo was taken during one of our best team building programs. 80% of you selected the right missing piece! Guess our Photoshop skills are not up to par after all… The nation’s most prestigious espionage training academy, School for Spies, is training the […]
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 […]
Do you remember that wagon photo from Wordless Wednesday? 37% of you thought the photo was from our GoTek Smartphone Scaventure. Perhaps we should look into that… The image was actually taken during one of our custom team building programs. You’ve heard of bike building, but have you heard of wagon building?! No? Neither had […]