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 of all of you work remotely, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable professional and personal relationship virtually?
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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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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…
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 relationships took time, just like any other team.
Whether you’re part of a dynamic duo or an entire league of extraordinary gentlemen, teams need chemistry.
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 the company and his secret weapon…
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.
Unless you’re stranded alone on a deserted island, chances are good that you are part of a team on a regular basis.
It may be a small team, it may be a large team, but these teams help us accomplish our common goals and further our mutual causes.
Do you wake up one day and boom – immediately your team is the best of the best? Of course not! Group development is a process. It takes work. We know, we know, who wants more work, right? Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to make the process less ‘ugh’ and more ‘ah!’. Where else to start but the beginning?
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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 having fun”, there is a lot more behind this important concept than you realize.