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:
1. Take some notes. What worked during your company holiday party? What didn’t work? Start planning for 2014 now.
2. Start Spring off strong with a green workplace challenge.
3. Incorporate team building activities into one meeting each month.
4. Schedule an annual team building event.
5. Share a meal with a different colleague once a week.
6. Invest in corporate training programs for yourself and your team.
7. Develop strategies to increase the engagement of your virtual team members.
8. Implement one new tool that will help foster collaboration each month.
9. Consider some perks like gym memberships or social activities like a running club to boost productivity.
10. Recruit others to spearhead team building initiatives.
11. Clarify everyone’s role by the end of the quarter. Then, re-clarify.
12. Try making a few decisions as a team.
13. Reward a few failures. It will not hurt…too much. We promise.
14. Read a team building eBook, full of helpful information!
Are you already taking these steps toward building a strong team? What are your work resolutions for the New Year?
Need more inspiration? Check out more team building tips. Set at least three new team building resolutions for 2014 and you’ll start the new year off as a strong team leader.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
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 your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
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