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 […]
Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools […]
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 […]
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.
If you stop and think about it, Disney movies teach valuable lessons about the power of encouragement, teamwork, and developing leadership skills. Many of these qualities are essential to young children, but also highlight some of the most important qualities of a leader and a successful team.
Team Building Tip: Do not call your team building exercise “team building.” People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself. Here are some ideas on how to change the stigma around corporate team building events:
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.
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.
When you need team consensus and commitment to tackle an issue, involve your team in the decision making process. 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!
The key to turning your good team building events into a great one is giving up the dirt. Your facilitator is a professional and can make adjustments during the event as they learn more about your team. But it doesn’t it make sense to give them a head start?
Sure, Team Building events are fun, but choosing them wisely can give you so much more than just a good time. Some team building events can help your team become more flexible, other events can help your team develop better working relationships, or adjust to change better, or just about anything else. Look at your team and […]
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“Stuff happens” in organizations. The the right event can help your team deal with some of those major events and stop organizational challenges. When there are major events and upheavals happening within your organization, sometimes it takes a Team Building event to pull it all together. Taking the time to notice stress within your team […]
Preparation is the key to any successful Team Building event, but it isn’t just about planning the event. Make sure your team is also fully prepared. This includes making sure they are aware of the appropriate clothing and shoes to wear to the event. It’s really hard to have fun with sore toes!
Whether you’re facing feet upon feet of snow or unpredictable bursts of rain, keeping in touch with your team or planning an event can be tricky. Teamwork doesn’t need to suffer! Don’t let stormy weather stand in your way. Use these three tips to get your team bonding on, rain or shine.
With cold weather approaching in some parts of the country, this is no excuse to stop team building! The indoors is just as ideal as the outdoors when it comes to holding team building events.
Now, wouldn’t you rather be outside on a gorgeous summer day than stuck inside the office? I think so! Here’s an idea, work outside.
We all have our pet peeves. I personally have a lot of them, some may be irrational. Mainly, I cannot STAND loud chewers – one of my worst nightmares is the thought of being stuck next to somebody popping and snapping a huge, sticky wad of chewing gum and having nowhere to run. Workplace annoyances […]
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller Influential quotes like this are plentiful on TeamBonding’s smartphone app: Team Quotes. In fact, there are over 1,000 quotes to teach, inspire, or help your team succeed at their cooperative tasks.