Five Tips to Optimize Team-Building

Ceridian

Team-building activities have a polarizing reputation. A majority of companies have them, spending billions of dollars a year for programs designed to create stronger teams. Here are five tips to optimize your team-building exercises: Set context and tangible goals.

Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement?

Achievers

Analyze a Team’s Dynamics Before Prescribing Solutions. When I worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement, I managed a talent development team that supported several departments. Inevitably, one of my VPs or directors would call and ask for team building efforts.

Recruitment, team building, and coaching all wrapped into one tool

The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index (PI) did a question and answer with Joan to learn more about how they use PI at the Community Family Guidance Center. Community Family Guidance Center is a non-profit children’s mental health agency with about 65 employees.

Team Building Exercises That Won’t Cause Eye Rolls

TalentCulture

I am referring to those team building exercises that leaders come up with that are supposed to result in comradery and bonding. The concept is a good one. The problem is this: the same tired, old, and, quite frankly, boring activities are planned—thus, the eye rolls.

The Team Building Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make

Spark Hire

Trying to develop a roster of talented employees is a challenge for even the most capable small business owners. To ensure that this happens successfully, take care to avoid these common team building mistakes. Interacting with all employees in the same way.

Creating a Cohesive Office: A Guide to Effective Team Building

Get Hppy

That goal would be the success of the company you work for. Whether you are in customer service, HR, or even accounting, your office is a vital part of the organization you work for, and every company is only as strong as its weakest link. Spotlight on the Launching Event.

Our High-Intensity Team Building Day with Shannon Waller

EngagementMultiplier

We know the holidays are over – old news – but, if you remember, back in December we had this holiday party of sorts. A holiday party for everyone in the company. And the day she spent with us combined all of those things. Fourth exercise: The Communication Builder.

Team Building Lessons from a College Classroom

Cloverleaf

This past week Cloverleaf co-founder and SaaS Salesperson extraordinaire, Ford Knowlton, taught a class at our hometown university - The University of Cincinnati. The class called Professionalism and Purpose is in the college of business and is an elective for varsity athletes.

Tips on Effective Coaching with Birkman

Birkman International

We always enjoy hearing from master practitioners of The Birkman Method and recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with executive coach and author Robert De Filippes. With over four decades of experience consulting across multiple industries, we asked Robert to share some trade secrets on effective coaching from his latest book, On Coaching with The Birkman Method , to drive coaching and business success using Birkman.

Tips on Effective Coaching with Birkman

Birkman International

We always enjoy hearing from master practitioners of The Birkman Method and recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with executive coach and author Robert De Filippis. Good coaching starts with knowing one’s self.

Employee Engagement Strategies (worksheet included!): Improve Communication With A Fun Team Building Activity

EngagementMultiplier

With the two branches of our Engagement Multiplier team based in Chicago and the UK, the entire company had never actually been in the same room until recently. Sure, a few of us have met once or twice, but during the first week of December, not only did we Holiday Party together, we worked in our Chicago office together for an entire week. Her expertise is in getting teams to work seamlessly together.

4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues

Decision-Wise

When introducing the section on economics, I try to reinforce the premise that economics is really the study of scarcity – what do you do when there is not enough to go around. Politicians live and die by how well they manage the issue of scarcity.

Coaching Culture: The Art and Science of Success #IndiaHRChat

QAspire

It was a time to participate in #IndiaHRChat again and the topic this time was “ Coaching: The Art and Science of Success ”. The topic is very dear to me and it was a great learning experience reading tweets from various people in HR Fraternity.

Mastering Management: How to Delegate Successfully and Manage Your Managers

Business2Community Leadership

As an entrepreneur, many of us have built our businesses following the mantra: “If you want it done right, do it yourself.” In the early stages of business, we’re used to rolling up our sleeves and wearing many different hats. Use the SMART method to articulate outcomes to your team.

Top 6 Reasons for a Company-wide Assessment

DISC Assessments

Business development expert, Jo Spurrier, answers the question for us in this week’s highly anticipated story. Jo outlines the top 6 reasons why a company-wide assessment is so invaluable for establishing an objective foundation for the macro and micro development within an organization.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

They are lured to join a company with Ping-Pong tables and a fully stocked beer refrigerator, only to find that many people in the company are disengaged and frustrated. Here are a few lessons about crafting a high-performance culture that I’ve learned along the way: Listen to your employees.

Why do teams need a coach?

Saberr

As you might have guessed at Saberr we’re huge fans of the prospect of using technology to improve team performance. But before we get excited by the prospect of artificial intelligence supporting coaching there’s a more fundamental question. Why do teams need a coach?

Candid Conversation

DISC Assessments

In the workplace we all have to deal with awkward conversations. There is always the conversation you wish you cold avoid, or skip altogether. What if you could take the “awkward” out of that conversation? Note that “straightforward” includes the direction “forward.”

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

They are lured to join a company with Ping-Pong tables and a fully stocked beer refrigerator, only to find that many people in the company are disengaged and frustrated. Here are a few lessons about crafting a high-performance culture that I’ve learned along the way: Listen to your employees.

Human Resources in the Zombie Apocalypse

Workology

So it’s the apocalypse. Society is falling apart around you, zombies are roaming the earth, and you’re stuck weathering this hell with a random group of yahoos. Any seasoned horror fan will tell you that it’s not the zombies that are the real threat, it’s other people.

Developing Leaders: Why Training Interventions Fail?

QAspire

Companies spend considerable amount of time and money on developing leaders through training programs and workshops. I have attended a number of such training programs and workshops and have observed the impact of these interventions.

Interview: Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith on Art of Effective Mentoring

QAspire

Bell and Marshall Goldsmith released the revised edition of their classic book “ Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning ”. This week, they open up in a free-flow conversation with QAspire on the art of effective mentoring. The preamble to risk is courage.

March Madness: Look Beyond “One Shining Moment” for Lasting Results

TalentCulture

This is the time of year when sports fans pay attention to college basketball: The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament – a.k.a. While no team will enter the tourney with a dominating record, Villanova and Kansas have certainly had great seasons. The 4.0

Make ‘Professional Development’ Learning Stick!

DISC Assessments

We all want to learn and develop new skills that make us better at our jobs. The truth of the matter is, going to an afternoon or even a full day of training, is not enough to master a new skill. Read on for details and recommendations from Emily on “how to make professional development learning stick”! Make ‘Professional Development’ Learning Stick! Learning happens in four stages: Stage 1: Aspiration – desire for new skill.

10 companies with great learning and development opportunities (part two)

CultureAmp

After sharing our original list of 10 companies with great learning and development programs, we wanted to keep the recognition going. Learning and development programs can be presented as lunch and learns, training sessions, online courses, and many opportunities in between.

Manager and Employee Relationships: The Importance of Mentorship

Achievers

The title of “manager” makes it sound like your entire responsibility is simply keeping track of your employees and maximizing their performance. The most successful managers enter into a mentoring, or “coaching,” relationship with their direct reports.

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10 companies with great learning and development opportunities (part two)

CultureAmp

After sharing our original list of 10 companies with great learning and development programs, we wanted to keep the recognition going. Learning and development programs can be presented as lunch and learns, training sessions, online courses, and many opportunities in between.

Book Review of: Be a Project Motivator – The Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management

Center for Coaching

This book addresses how the role of the project manager is perceived, an analysis of project manager strengths and the implications plus application, building engagement, influence, appreciation, social intelligence, communication, and motivation. The chapters of the book include: Introduction. Implementing the Platinum Rule – Treating People as They Want to be Treated. What You Can Do to Put Your Projects in the Successful Category.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

ReviewSNAP

A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work. The manager of the 90''s and beyond will need to be an effective builder of teams whether the team is his/her work unit or specialized teams formed to plan, refine processes, solve problems or carry out some other task.

Why Communal Learning (And Cake Pops) Are the Future of L&D

Cornerstone On Demand

Just as the tradition of annual performance reviews is on the wane, the concept of one-and-done training sessions is becoming increasingly outdated. The pace of technology continues to accelerate each year, and HR professionals can no longer expect to train people once a year (or even once a quarter) to keep up to speed—instead, employees need opportunities to constantly learn and improve their knowledge. Identify Your Learning Champions.

A Surefire Way to Build Widespread Collaboration Across Your Organization

Conversation Matters

Organizations have discovered the power of collaboration to increase knowledge sharing, speed up problem solving, create new knowledge, and spur innovation. The good news is that we know how to increase collaboration. I have found Peer-Coaching to be the most effective answer.

The Cost of Not Training Is Higher Than You Think

Workplace Coach

When budgets are tight, many managers believe an easier route to savings is to cut training and teambuilding services justifying other expenses in their stead. Few will question such a decision, which sends the message that these activities are an “extra” rather than a staple. This becomes a group outlook leaving the manager more “comfortable” in the short term to make such decisions without the challenge attached to other items.

I Thought They Wanted Me on the Board for ME.

Workplace Coach

They also promised they would be there as a safety net for me as I learned the ropes. I agree with these patriarchs on almost every issue, but recently I had to tell them I couldn’t vote the way the wanted me to on one seemingly minor issue, and they’ve all turned against me. One has even threatened to replace me on the board. Answer : When you were recruited for the position they most likely did admire your abilities and want to support you.

Age Is Just A Number: How Peer-To-Peer Learning Can Strengthen A Multigenerational Workforce

SuccessFactors

Each generation brings its own values, skillsets, and contributions to the office. In theory, this diversity should be a strength, but sometimes it’s hard to get our team members to see past their differences and work together. Peer-to-peer learning. The generation gap.

Do Personality Tests Really Work?

HR Daily Advisor

When it comes to the tricky task of hiring, you might recall a time when one candidate looked great on paper, aced the interview, then went on to be a less-than-great employee. Today we’ll hear from the Vice President of Caliper ® , Cyndi Sax, about how to address this exact problem.