“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
Teamwork is necessary for success in any business, and the right quote can inspire a team to work together.
This week’s team building quote comes from Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was an industrialist who led the expansion of the steel industry in America in the late 19th century. He is also known for his work with philanthropy as he called on the rich to improve society for everybody. He built the Carnegie Steel Company in Pittsburgh, which eventually turned into the U.S. Steel Corporation.
Carnegie had much wisdom and many ideas for philanthropy and wealth. During his lifetime, he donated over $350 million to various causes and tried to think positively. He tried to convey his message at the end of his life. The “Andrew Carnegie Dictum” was:
- To spend the first third of one’s life getting all the education one can;
- To spend the next third making all the money one can;
- To spend the last third giving it all away for worthwhile causes.
Carnegie knew that his company would not thrive without teamwork because of the extent and scale that the steel industry possessed. The Carnegie Steel Company employed workers who could work together in order for the business to survive.
Carnegie also believed there was little success where there was little laughter.
A fun, energetic work environment allows employees to work hard while also having a good time together. All of our programs involve laughter in the workplace, but also teach valuable lessons that will make your company stronger.
When was there a time at work where laughter inspired your team to work harder?
We would love to hear your stories about the fun you have in the workplace!
In this series of articles, we take a few 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 talked to Josh, our Director of Event Operations, who gave us a few fun facts about herself!
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
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 to improve teamwork. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
Turnover Formula: 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.
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school.
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