Team Building for a Creative Business Culture
DECEMBER 15, 2015
But if you create a close knit team you can snuff out employee conflicts before they happen and create a culture of happy individuals. In fact, happiness has been linked to more productive and creative teams. But which team building adventures would be the best for your company? Of course, team building activities aren’t mandatory. Examples.
Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement In an effort to keep employees motivated, satisfied and productive, business leaders and psychologists have developed a variety of programs over the years. In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the concepts of team building and employee engagement. These are the “rowers.”
CultureIQ Team Speaks Up: Favorite Team Building Events
JULY 14, 2015
The CultureIQ team is an eclectic bunch, both in personality and professional background. This diversity gives us great ideas on the product and business, but also helps us come up with new and different culture events. A Friday afternoon beer with colleagues is a casual and fun way to get to know your team better, and end the week on a high note. ” – Erin Anderson.
35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included)
AUGUST 28, 2016
35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included). Believe it or not, team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge. Go team! Team Hike. How does this work?
10 Ways to Help Your Team to Be a Lot More Productive
TLNT: The Business of HR
MAY 29, 2015
If you’re not the boss or the project leader, how could you boost your teammates’ productivity? But team productivity truly belongs to everyone on the team, at every level. HR Insights Talent Management Best practices Change management Company culture HR communications HR management talent management team building teamworkmore…).
Scavenger Hunts as an Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Build Teamwork
The People Equation
JULY 12, 2016
Business professionals enjoying a team-building scavenger hunt. This post is brought to you by Strayboots , a company that provides customized mobile-enhanced scavenger hunts for corporate team-building events. There’s nothing like the thrill of the hunt, trying to find obscure items and be the first team back to “home base” to show your spoils.
Why Team Building Should Play a Central Role in Corporate Culture
Corn on the Job
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Only then can we explore how and why or even IF team building is important. It will come as no surprise then when we state that a company can only operate successfully if all its members see themselves as part of a team, or many teams making up the whole. Cohesive employee teams are the building blocks for the success of a company and a crucial part of its culture.
Creating a workplace environment of mutual respect
The Predictive Index
DECEMBER 14, 2016
Team Development team work employee productivity managing management training employee engagement employee conflict happy employees human capital management unhappy employees employee morale teamwork team building employee appreciationBy Drew Fortin.
4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues
JANUARY 19, 2016
Perhaps the answer is to focus your entire team on selling one key product that will produce revenue the fastest. When framed properly, scarcity of resources and its attendant solutions can be turned into teaching moments that solve problems and bring your team together. I teach an introductory political science class at a local university. 3 – Use existing resources wisely.
How to develop strong team players
The Predictive Index
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Team Development employee productivity high performing teams teamwork team buildingBy Elsbeth McSorley.
How I Put My Group Through Extreme Team Building - Amazing Race/Survivor Style - PART ONE
JUNE 17, 2014
Nobology is our annual meeting in Hawaii for our senior mainland group where we do strategic planning, product roadmapping, team building and training activities. Clearly I had been watching too much Survivor and other reality TV when I concocted this year''s "Nobology 2014" event. Rather than providing trip. details, photos and directions to some lovely place where they would be staying
5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce
JULY 6, 2015
She works with organizations to create an engaged workforce by focusing on passion, performance and productivity. How are managers supposed to keep both of these sides playing in harmony, creating in-tune music together that results in higher engagement, increased productivity, customer satisfaction and increased revenue? Ross’s blog. . Ruth K. I know I can.
Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Depending on the circumstances, introducing new leadership to your team is both exciting and challenging. So how do you protect yourself and your team and set your new leader up for success? To increase the likelihood that your new leader will be a long-term and valuable addition to your team, follow these guidelines. HR leadership onboarding team building
Top 7 Tips for Becoming a Better Manager
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Gallup also discovered that great managers tend to share the following traits: motivational, assertive, accountable, transparent, and makes decisions based on productivity, not politics. To get the optimal performance from your team members and be the best manager you can be, follow these 7 tips: 1. Focus on team building. Work on your communication skills.
Learning: Experience Plus Reflection
AUGUST 15, 2016
“A good starting point for embedding reflection into daily workflow is to approach the practice at two levels; individual reflection, and then reflection with colleagues and team members. I once worked in a team that followed a well established process of doing structured retrospectives after every major product release. Reflective practice itself doesn’t ‘just happen’.
Staff Appreciation Ideas That Reinforce Your Workplace Culture
APRIL 18, 2016
Leaders who develop a culture of staff appreciation cultivate a loyal and productive workforce– and who doesn’t want a loyal and productive workforce? Here are some thoughtful staff appreciation ideas to show your team recognition and strengthen your employee culture. Each month team members can vote for the most outstanding employee. Floating team trophy.
4 TED Talks That Make You Rethink Leadership (and Why You Should)
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
But, in a landscape where the workplace is taking on new shapes, team structures are being redefined, and technology is commanding us to reevaluate responsibilities, what does “being a leader” mean these days? In fact, they sometimes lead to counter-productive conclusions, such as false positives when identifying leaders. By appreciating the value of these significant contributions to the team, we are encouraging everyday leadership by everyone. Instead, it comes down to how these team members interact with each other and their work.
The Ultimate Guide to Boost Productivity Through Team Building
FEBRUARY 26, 2017
One might think that the notion of productivity and team building activities are slightly disconnected. Employees’ productivity is closely associated with the activities HR department organizes for the company’s staff aiming to make them into a cohesive team. […]. However, from the research we have conducted it turned out that, in fact, it is not so.
What’s Wrong With Your Team Building—And How to Fix It
MARCH 10, 2016
Utter the phrase “team building” and watch your employees run for cover. There’s the association with mandatory team-building exercises that many a worker associates with forced enthusiasm and awkward moments. There are better ways to build teams, and they don’t involve failed trust falls. Then it was onto the next mission: teams. Google’s Project Oxygen researchers looked at everything from the groups eating lunch in the cafeteria to decades of academic research on the elements of good teams. Dependability. Structure and clarity.
How Playing to Employee Strengths Will Improve Your Organization
JULY 19, 2016
I can’t figure it out, but our team can. An up-and-coming manager would try to cross-train both team members in hopes they could improve their skills in their areas of opportunity. When leaders play to their employees’ strengths, they gain better productivity, engaged employees, and a company that’s achieving its goals. percent greater productivity. What’s in a name?
Avoiding the 7 Big Team-Building Blunders
APRIL 22, 2013
And we’re all familiar with what it means: An effective team can accomplish more as a whole than its individual members can accomplish on their own. Building an effective, high-performing team requires more than simply throwing a group of outstanding individuals into a room and telling them they can’t come out until they have a solution. And maintaining an effective team requires planning, communication and decision-making. And, you too can build and manage a high-performing team by avoiding these seven team-building blunders: 1. Summary.
7 Tips to Manage a Diverse Workforce
MARCH 15, 2016
Employers who fail to do so are likely to experience conflict and reduced productivity. Company leaders must infuse the work environment with an atmosphere that welcomes the diverse skill set and empowers them to work as a team. Team building and free flow of communication. Organizations today are more diverse than ever today. Understand discrimination. Conclusion.
Remote Team Meeting etiquette’s
JULY 24, 2016
Creating a world-class team requires building a culture rich in collaboration and teaming. A remote team has the potential to engage all employees to provide a variety of learning opportunities and to be a leader in building collaborative solutions for organizational success. Team Building Virtual Teams building great remote teams How to run remote teams managing remote teams using remote teams to drive productivity
Ep 66 – Secrets to Workplace Teamwork From a NASA Rocket Scientist
JANUARY 20, 2016
We all know that hiring isn’t easy and once you’ve built your team the expectation to perform now hangs over everyone’s head. We’re all striving to develop, lead and engage with our team members to drive the best results, ROI and productivity. He and his team mates not only built rovers but dealt with situations and scenarios that were absolutely unknown with the expectation they would perform. Great Teams Are Built Understanding Strengths & Weaknesses. Your team and your brain will thank you for it. What Makes a Team Work.
5 tips to prevent Pokemon Go from sapping workplace productivity
JULY 22, 2016
If it hasn’t already, the game may negatively impact your workplace and cause productivity levels to drop or potential security breaches. Even SHRM has felt the need to publish a report on the game, advising employers not to use the game as a team building exercise due to the potential for an employee to be hurt and the company to be culpable for the injury.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive
JANUARY 26, 2016
More and more frequently, we hear the phrase “employee engagement,” especially those of us who are managers or team leaders. And studies show that this not only helps with retention but also leads to higher worker productivity. At Redbooth , our team includes people in California, Barcelona, and several locations all over the world. Here are some key strategies we use to make sure everyone’s connected and engaged: Foster team unity. It’s important for people to feel that they are an integral part of the team and larger company. Use technology to stay in sync.
Tips For Increasing Productivity In The Workplace
JULY 27, 2015
With the birth of the Next Great Distraction seeming to crop up on the Internet every other day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to be the productive employee you and your boss expect you to be. Being more productive at work is not only good for your career, it will make you feel accomplished and fulfilled on your commute home. We’ve all been there. 1: Exercise. 5: Organized Fun.
new insights on building a “talent magnet” culture
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Employee engagement undoubtedly correlates to organizational outcomes such as productivity and profitability, along with talent retention, and drives up healthcare and associated personnel costs. economy, according to a Gallup’s report in 2012, exceeded $450 billion in lost productivity. The war for top talent has escalated to new heights in our modern, disruptive economy.
Premium Customer Care from Premium Employees
Switch and Shift
AUGUST 23, 2016
Businesses are spending a lot of budgets and efforts to optimize their products, make their websites more user-friendly, come up with original and powerful marketing strategies and so much more. Employee Engagement Business Tools Loyalty Marketing Strategy Team-BuildingThe number of clients is the most important issue of a company. Excellent customer care and service is paramount. All of these activities are dedicated […] Read more. Read More» The post Premium Customer Care from Premium Employees appeared first on Switch & Shift.
5 Tips On How To Increase Your Employees’ Performance
Take It Personel-ly
MARCH 9, 2016
Productive staff members make for a happy workforce. Take a moment to consider how you can increase productivity at the workplace. Business Human Resources Leadership business outcomes business tips Employee Engagement employee performance Engagement Growth HR hrblog Humanbiz Improvement Inspiration Motivation small business Success Team Building WorkplaceBut the drive and motivation to succeed need to come from the top. There has to be a degree of respect between employees and employers, which will ultimately carry the business forward. Make […].
Maximizing Team Performance with Workforce Planning
New to HR
JANUARY 12, 2016
Integrating and aligning these strategies with the day-to-day operations of the business can dramatically increase productivity levels, while encouraging engagement and maximizing team performance, providing a vast array of benefits to the company. The post Maximizing Team Performance with Workforce Planning appeared first on New To HR. Performance Management HR Metrics Team BuildingTo create a workforce planning strategy for your business, first define what your overall goals are. It might be a skills gap, or lack of development or minimal resources.
What Do High-Performance Teams Look Like?
AUGUST 20, 2015
Does your organization know what high-performance teams look like ? Most organizations can point to teams that work together harmoniously and get their work done. And those characteristics are true of high-performance teams, but they only scratch the surface, according to team expert Dr. Solange Charas. Enact effective leadership roles within the team.
5 strategies for building a truly exceptional company culture
JULY 31, 2015
At all places of business, large and small, there’s a growing understanding of the HR office’s role – at all times, they should be working to increase employee retention and productivity. A productive workforce is the lifeblood of a successful company. Employee Engagement company culture corporate culture employee engagement team building work-life balanceIf your employees are willing to stay in their positions and work hard, your […].
Are You Free to Disagree?
JULY 9, 2015
Practice thinking with your team by trying to disprove each other, and your potential results will be far greater than the team that is scared to disagree. Jeremy oversees Product at CultureIQ. He rides an electric scooter to work and organizes our team hikes each Fall and Spring. We have all worked in organizations that get caught in group think, or that stagnate.