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.

6 Quick Team Building Activities That SkyRocket Teamwork and Performance

Jason Treu

Performance and outcomes are dependent on how well the team works together. Here is a “training-wheels” edition of super simple, quick actions any size team or organization can take. These team building activities can be done once a month or twice a month.

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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.

Does your company need a “values coach”?

Thrive Global

When I first booked a consultation with a “values coach” I was apprehensive. I’d heard about other leaders who swore by them — from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs to Eric Schmidt — but I’d never had a professional coach myself. What did a values coach even do, anyway?

Why Millennials Want Coaches, Not Managers

Achievers

Approaching these younger workers with the attitude and expectations of a coach, rather than the antiquated characteristics of a traditional “boss,” is key to maintaining their engagement.→

Excited to be Speaking at REAL HR SHRM-Atlanta Symposium on Employee Engagement & Team Building (Aug 2019)

Jason Treu

Excited to be Speaking at REAL HR SHRM-Atlanta Symposium on Employee Engagement & Team Building (Aug 2019). HR SHRM-ATLANTA Symposium Overview: HR professionals wear many hats and oversee the most important component of a successful business – a productive, thriving workforce. My Session Overview: Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive.

Our High-Intensity Team Building Day with Shannon Waller

EngagementMultiplier

As in – Stefan Wissenbach flew the UK team to Chicago to party with us, and to do some team-building exercises so we could all get to know each other. You have to let go and allow your trusted team member to take on the task. Especially within the context of a team.

What is Team Coaching and Why Do It?

Thrive Global

Team coaching unlocks a group’s potential and enhances collective intelligence. While individual coaching. Not only do your teams deserve a chance to ‘train their teamworking muscles’, but the sense of. Team coaching targets different muscles.

How to Encourage Cross-Department Collaboration

DecisionWise

They believe their own team is easy to work with. The dysfunction compounds across teams, departments, and organizations because there are so many human variables. It takes a lot of energy and commitment to find common ground and create a unified team.

Keynote Speaker at SHRM Columbus 2019 HR Symposium on October 24th

Jason Treu

My interactive keynote presentation will be on building high performing teams and engaged cultures. Attendees will be playing Cards Against Mundanity in small groups to experience how to build high levels of trust, closeness, and teamwork in minutes.

Creating a Coaching Culture at Work

Center for Coaching

Whether managing people, parenting, volunteering, or participating in community events, coaching skills make leadership easier. Coaching skills are now recognized as an essential core competency for leaders. In the workplace talent retention employee engagement, productivity, and goal achievement are driven by the effectiveness of the leaders. Developing leadership competency in an organization calls for coaching skills training. Coaching helps with change.

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [My article in Talent & Culture Magazine]

Jason Treu

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [Talent & Culture Magazine]. ” They told me they were game-changers for productivity, performance, communication, and teamwork. It also instantly increases trust and team chemistry.

4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues

DecisionWise

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.

Empowering Small Business Sales Through Mental Toughness

Caliper

While sales don’t require physical athletic ability, it does require a tough mindset to stay motivated and successfully sell your product or service. How is your small business' #sales team structured? Applying Mental Toughness to Small Business Sales Teams.

Building a Team of True Team Players

Achievers

In my career I’ve worked on a handful of teams that weren’t really teams, but a collection of individuals working separately on the same project. What should the hiring committee look for in a candidate when building a team? This is toxic when it comes to building a team.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company. Then I recruited great people and formed teams to help pursue that vision. Without that ongoing process, the product would have never had advanced beyond my original vision.

Why Successful Companies are Shifting to a Talent Network (And What is it)

Jason Treu

Developing a high-performing engaged workplace is changing from the hierarchial, reporting structure (with cross-functional teams as side projects) to viewing a company as a “talent network” where skills and experience are shared.

Keynote Speaking at ASHRM on Building Great Teams & Maximizing Employee Engagement

Jason Treu

Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive. What if you could recreate that feeling, teamwork, and success on every team you were on?

The Massive Yearly “Trust Tax” Companies Are Blindly Paying

Jason Treu

We need to stop using traditional ways of looking at business value (efficiency, productivity) in order to understand the massive trust crisis. It’s a giant double-digit tax that keeps increasing and companies blindly keep paying. .

Top 6 Reasons for a Company-wide Assessment

DISC Assessments

Company-wide assessments offer an unbiased, objective analysis of where companies and consultants should invest their time, training and individual assessments for leadership development, team-building, sales training, optimizing communication and employee selection.

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 ”. Why a Culture of Coaching? A culture of coaching fosters trust, accelerates learning and builds collaboration. - – - – -.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company. Then I recruited great people and formed teams to help pursue that vision. Without that ongoing process, the product would have never had advanced beyond my original vision.

12 Ways to Encourage Your Team to Speak Up

Thrive Global

Having the ability to speak in a calm, concise, and clear manner will help your team be able to do likewise. It takes an accomplished communicator to encourage a team to speak up. There are 12 ways to encourage your team to speak up. Don’t overwhelm your team.

Mastering Management: How to Delegate Successfully and Manage Your Managers

Business2Community Leadership

While this mentality is typically effective in the beginning stages of building a business, it can actually be detrimental as entrepreneurs look to grow and scale up their businesses. Over time, your team will continue to learn from experience and cultivate a strong set of skills.

Candid Conversation

DISC Assessments

If we can learn the right way to be “candid” – and there is a right way and a wrong way – we can make these difficult conversations easier on us and the other person, with the added benefit of being productive. We build organizational strength by putting PEOPLE first.

Workplace Happiness: a Little Happiness Brings a Lot More Productivity

Compensation Today

Unfortunately, a lack of attention to employee happiness isn’t just bad business practice because it makes your workplace miserable, it also has a negative impact on employee productivity. So, how can you help employees be happier at work and, therefore, increase productivity?

How to give good feedback

Saberr

which will sound something like this: “When you arrived late for the team meeting , it made me feel frustrated as we couldn’t get started. How it sounds… “I like that you were so passionate presenting our product this morning.” team-building communication coaching feedback teamwork

Company Culture is Linked to Employee Productivity

Zenefits

Perhaps unsurprisingly, research shows that company culture is linked to employee productivity. In that particular survey of business owners, carried out by The Alternative Board (TAB), 86% of respondents say they believe company culture directly impacts productivity. However, acknowledging that company culture and productivity are linked isn’t enough to improve either one. Culture Impacts Engagement, Which Drives Productivity.

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

TalentCulture

While no team will enter the tourney with a dominating record, Villanova and Kansas have certainly had great seasons. Not all programs go about team-building in the same manner. This demonstrates that winning schools don’t always build their programs with “elite” blue-chippers.

Developing Leaders: Why Training Interventions Fail?

QAspire

It seemed they needed something more than just training – they needed coaching, facilitation and developmental interventions over a long period of time. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Team Building HR Leadership Development Training Training and Development

How Company Culture is Directly Linked to Employee Productivity

Zenefits

Productivity and company culture are hot topics in today’s business world, and for good reason – they both impact the bottom line. In a recent survey of business owners carried out by The Alternative Board (TAB), 86% of respondents say they believe company culture directly impacts productivity. Knowing that company culture and productivity are linked isn’t enough. This will help you quickly identify company culture and productivity issues within your own organization.

Sales Effectiveness Goes Beyond Sales KPIs

Caliper

Due to the challenging and dynamic nature of sales, it can be difficult for executives to nail down goal-setting and strategic sales development initiatives amongst their sales teams when there are many paths to success and many external variables outside of a salesperson’s control.

Do Personality Tests Really Work?

HR Daily Advisor

Once you do find a good preemployment assessment, though, go for it, because in the long run, you are not only saving money by hiring the right person but you are also opening yourself up to a world of data that can help with onboarding, team building, coaching, and succession planning.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

Today''s employees are in tune with what other companies are doing in terms of empowering employees and establishing teams to solve problems, refine processes, plan and make decisions about how particular segments of the business will be managed and other facets of managing the organization. A facilitating management style includes coaching, encouraging, listening and teaching. Effective team building starts with effective communication and facilitation.

The Role Of Respect In Keeping Your Employees Motivated

CakeHR

Respect in the workplace is not only a “feel good” requirement but has a direct impact on employee productivity and the company bottom line – this was the result of extensive research by Georgetown University’s Prof. He writes that it makes employees feel a natural part of the team.