“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!
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…)
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.
Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of DIY activities you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team retreat. Take a look at some of our most popular DIY activities down below.
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
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