“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown Rumors are anything but good. They can be very polarizing and create a downright nasty environment to work in. If there are rumors spreading about one or more of your team members do the right thing and don’t chime in. It can be difficult […]
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 […]
Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch. The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important. Here are some fantastic team builders that also function as meeting energizers, and they work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in […]
The numbers are staggering. 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged 82% of employees said it’s critical that their organization address the employee engagement problem 69% of employees report engagement is an issue in their organization It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but how? […]
Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities.
Whenever you’re in a new setting and the event leaders bring up doing a round of icebreakers, do you ever feel like the majority of the room moans or rolls their eyes?
Know each other as people, not just professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building activities for work that will help you and your team bond every day.
It’s easy… right? You just need to find the right people with the required skills and put them in a room together, and you have a well-oiled team. They’re smart, and they know their stuff: they’ll figure out how to get the work done…except it doesn’t always work out that way.
Reading isn’t just for the CEO! Make it a priority to keep your team current in your industry. If you look at the reading material of many of the top managers and executives you will probably find an array of articles, books and journals related to their field.
Know your team to lead your team. Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day? That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in […]
Are you ready to bite a shark to provide lunch for your tribe like Richard Hatch did in Survivor: Borneo? The first season out of 26 seasons aired!
Outdoor Team Building Activities for The Summer Season Supply List: a few PVC pipes, several feet of rope, a roll of duct tape, a couple of garbage bags or tarps and a pack of beach balls Ok, have all of the materials gathered? Great. Now build a boat durable enough to carry a team member out to a buoy […]
#3 Green lunches build strong teams. Did you bring lunch to elementary school in your Spiderman or Tweety Bird lunch bag? Well, for a lot of us, that is probably the last time we were very “green” about eating lunch. As the eco-friendly phenomena continues to surge forward, now is as good a time as any […]
#2 Greenscape your workspace. Now that you’re carpooling to work, want to greenscape your workspace? Here’s what you do. Spread some seed around your desk, use of all-natural corn and gluten fertilizers and watch it grow. We kid! Wed kid! Going green isn’t just about what you do at home, but growing a lush garden around […]
During school, talking amongst your classmates was discouraged. Chatty Cathy was always sent to sit in the corner, facing the wall, and in high school that became detention. Within team environments in the workplace however, you want good communication. Talking is encouraged, expected, and required. Enhance collaboration and productivity with this team building communication exercise.
Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. DIY EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own personal value. This is an ideal ice breaker for teams that have worked together for some period of time.
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 […]
Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. Let us know how it goes! EXERCISE GOAL: To create an icon that serves to represent and unite the participants as a single team.
It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains. From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party […]