You look around your office. The mood is serious. Heads down, fingers flying over keyboards. Everyone is intensely focused on their own task, desks as lonely as islands in a sea of work. Do you see any smiling faces or any animated conversation? If the answer is no, sound the alarms folks, because it looks like your office is in a fun slump. But don’t despair. You just need some fun team building ideas to break the slump. Now take a moment to imagine an alternate reality where people have fun together. What do you envision? Imagine your team laughing and smiling, connecting and chatting. Your team is engaged with their work and with each other. Is There Value In… Read more »
Your group of employees is small but mighty. Each team member is an integral piece in a tightly knit system of communication, collaboration, and creativity. When this small but mighty community is ready to reinforce connection and revitalize work flow, what are the best team building activities for a small group? Maybe you’re traveling away from home base for your corporate retreat, or you’re setting aside time right in your own office. Either way, the trust falls and feelings circles of yesteryear’s cringe worthy team building activities should be left behind in favor of something more worthy of your team’s precious time. As a leader of your organization, you have a big decision to make. What activities will be an… Read more »
When setting out to create a more effective team, it’s helpful to imagine each of your team members as individual building blocks. Imagine, for example, that you’re holding a box of Legos. You dump this box of legos out onto the floor.
Both you and your colleagues may be hoping for a program free of trust falls, feeling circles and other uncomfortable activities. To help you out, I’ve gathered ideas for team building that takes advantage of Southern Cal’s unique offerings.
The reality is, in this day and age, employees are aware that their work doesn’t need to be tied to a desk in an office from 9 to 5. If their job can be done online, there are serious advantages to allowing them to work from home, even for just one day per week. There are clear benefits but also unique challenges when employees work from home. Here are some thoughts and suggestions on how you can manage and optimize remote teams.
You may already know that team building is critical to your success. And you may already have team members who work well together. But even when all the basic ingredients are present, you have to take time to find ways to keep your team’s spirit positive.
You’re tasked with finding your company’s next event and you need to do something different. You want better than good, bad, or okay. You want a team building activity that will actually engage your team and bring them together. Here are some unusual team building ideas that will bring your team together in fun, interactive and productive ways.
If you’ve never worked with a consultant before, you’re in luck; good ones are out there. Here are a few qualities to look for in a great team building consultant and how to find the right one for your team.
When many employees hear the word “team building,” they immediately flinch and think back on years of incredibly awkward icebreakers in school. But small group team building offers the opportunity to maximize your team’s performance and make work-life better.
Team building has a bit of a bad reputation. It’s long been tied up with dull company picnics and tiresome icebreakers. This is a shame, because team building success actually makes all the difference in whether or not your company is a success.
Business is hectic and conference agenda time is scarce. I get it. That’s why, from time to time, we’re asked to lead team building during breakfast. It can be a great solution to accomplish a lot within a given time frame.