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.

Team Building Exercises Aren't Just for Fun—They're Critical to Employee Engagement

Cornerstone On Demand

Companies and employees are increasingly focused on finding a healthy work-life balance, but that doesn't mean the two need to be entirely separated. We spend the majority of our days in the workplace—which means we spend a majority of our days with our coworkers, and it turns out, we're happier if these coworkers are our friends, too

TeamWORK or Team-BUILDING?

HR Hardball

My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a team-building event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots. We were divided into three teams of 7 for the “hunt.” It was every team for itself, so to speak. And that , my friends, is team- building.

16 Employee Engaging Team Building Games

EmployeeConnect

One of the most effective ways to make your team feel connected and work collaboratively in a more engaging & fun way, is through team building games. These are broken down into communication activities, problem solving and/or decision making activities, adaptability and/or planning activities, and activities that focus on building trust. Let’s take a look at some of the more engaging team building games.

16 Employee Engaging Team Building Games

EmployeeConnect

One of the most effective ways to make your team feel connected and work collaboratively in a more engaging , & fun way, is through team building games. These are broken down into communication activities, problem solving and/or decision making activities, adaptability and/or planning activities, and activities that focus on building trust. Let’s take a look at some of the more engaging team building games.

Three Great Team-Building Activities To Help Promote Better Corporate Culture

Take It Personel-ly

Team-building has a bit of an unfortunate reputation in the corporate world, and there are a lot of negative associations linked to it. Used effectively, team-building exercises can make your office a better place to work, improving both social interaction and workplace culture. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are a few […].

Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement

Clarity Wave

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. Employees who are not rowers are riders.

6 Team Building Ideas to Increase Employee Engagement

Quantum Workplace

The concept behind team-building is fantastic. The idea is to employees outside their normal activities, get them mingling with coworkers they don't normally interact with, and have fun while fostering teamwork. They give the workplace a nice employee engagement boost.

Team Building Activities that Increase Employee Engagement

Clarity Wave

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. Employees who are not rowers are riders.

Building Employee Engagement with a Travel-Heavy Team

CultureIQ

Making Company Culture a Priority – Even If Your Team Is Always on the Road. In 2015 alone, employees around in the United States took 488 million business trips , spending $302 billion. Build in burnout-prevention initiatives. Team Building

Employee Engagement Investments

New to HR

workers reported they were engaged in their roles in 2014 – a disturbingly low number, especially when one considers that it was even lower (29.6%) in 2013. Finding effective and innovative ways to engage employees in an age where competitors have more access to talent than ever before can be difficult. Deciding which tactics are the most viable when time does not allow for trial and error can leave the HR function scrambling to retain employees and terrified of attrition.

4 Employee Engagement Ideas That Boost Morale

Pingboard

Healthy employee engagement contributes to morale and overall satisfaction at work. A focus on improving employee engagement is a worthwhile goal for any organization. Here are four employee engagement ideas that can help boost morale in the workplace: 1.

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. And we kick-started our group effort with a full day of team building activities led by Shannon Waller , a Kolbe Certified Consultant and Strategic Coach presenter, speaker and coach. Her expertise is in getting teams to work seamlessly together. First, we did our own office team building exercise.

What Can Leaders do About Employee Engagement?

ATD Human Capital

workers are considered engaged in their jobs. Sally, on the other hand, is part of the 68 percent who are considered either not engaged or actively disengaged in their jobs. What Does It Mean to Be Engaged? Is Engagement Really Important?

Want Engaged Employees? Try Team Building

Evil HR Lady

Having a cohesive team is critical to the success of your department–and your entire company. Hop over to Cornerstone and read: Team Building Exercises Aren’t Just for Fun–They are Critical for Employee Engagement

What Aspects of Company Culture Lead To Increased Employee Engagement?

Get Hppy

workforce is disengaged – meaning more than half of employees aren’t emotionally committed to their organization and its goals. The Engagement Institute estimates that disengaged employees can cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion every year.

How Promoting Exercise in the Office Can Drastically Increase Productivity

OmegaHR Solutions

There are studies which show that implementing an exercise at work program can help increase your productivity. If you are a business owner or manager, it could really help your business if you add some incentives for the employees to exercise during the work hours.

7 Fun Ways to Host Team Meetings

Achievers

Team meetings are renowned for being boring and, to many employees, a waste of time. So, as a meeting host in your business, it’s up to you to spice things up and bring a spark that will keep everybody engaged. Try Team Building Efforts.

10 Employee Recognition Ideas to Maximise Employee Engagement

EmployeeConnect

It’s a tried and tested theory that recognising your employees is a pathway towards maximising employee engagement. This engagement can form between you and your employee or your employee with the company overall. When you recognise your employees for their efforts, contributions and time, they feel acknowledged and significant to your organisation. Secondly, it allows your employees to have their say. Engagement Recognition

35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included)

SnackNation

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. It’s all about engagement. Go team! Team Hike.

Why Team Building Should Play a Central Role in Corporate Culture

Corn on the Job

Only then can we explore how and why or even IF team building is important. In a business sense, it determines how a company’s employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. Conflict Resolution : Employees are individuals.

back to basics: use connection to create employee engagement

O.C. Tanner

Common words we use to talk about employee engagement include research, ROI, and performance. But at the core, employee engagement is pretty basic. Employee and manager connections. If those needs aren’t met, employees are less likely to feel engaged.

Build a Team of Personalities: One Consultant’s Approach to Improving Employee Engagement

Everwise

For most employees, these personality tests can seem like a waste of time, or, worse, an invasion of privacy. What’s the value of these tests and how can we make better use of this kind of information while team building? So a five person team down to a two-person team.

You should consider hiring these strategic job positions this year.

LifeSpeak

The New Year isn’t just about redefining and improving oneself on a personal level; organizations are seeing the start of 2019 as an opportunity to develop by revamping their teams. Employee well-being can’t be ignored. Chief Employee Experience Officer.

Why we love LifeSpeak

LifeSpeak

In the spirit of love and our LifeSpeak15 celebrations , our team thought we’d have a little fun and swap stories about why we love LifeSpeak by answering a short questionnaire on our culture, our roles, etc. Happy Valentine’s Day!

5 of Our Best Tips to Improve Communication

EngagementMultiplier

Ask employees to write down how they prefer to receive information. One of the exercises we did was to share how we like to receive and give information and what time of day we communicate best. Paired with sharing our Kolbe scores, this information helps us understand how, and when, to communicate with our team members for the best results – and how to interact and work with them in general. Do: Have your team answer these questions. •

How to Leverage 5 Pathways for Strengths Based Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Leverage Strengths – An outline of why employee engagement needs to be strong stuff. Part 6 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Engagement is strong stuff. Building the pyramid of employee engagement.

5 Fascinating Finds: Everything You Need To Know About Employee Engagement

RecogNation

Employee engagement is one of the crazy buzzwords of the moment. A lot of employers and managers are feeling discouraged, fed up, and just plain down about the dismal numbers in Gallup’s employee engagement polls. Keeping a workforce engaged doesn’t have to break the bank.

What’s Wrong With Your Team Building—And How to Fix It

SAP Innovation

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. They ranked the top 5 successful team attributes : Psychological safety.

The simple activity that inspired a team

The Predictive Index

When employees are inspired at work, putting in discretionary effort is a natural byproduct. I work with an incredible team of people as a UX Research here at The Predictive Index ® As a result, I regularly find myself genuinely grateful to have their support, wits, and talent to count on. ” A simple way to recognize team members. Here at PI, our leadership team encourages the philosophy “ leaders at every level.”

Why Corporate Wellness Programs Need a Dose of Occupational Therapy and Analytics

Visier

The field of “occupational therapy” provides an alternative perspective, using evidence-based principles to improve and measure employee health, wellbeing, and occupational performance, where “occupation” refers to the tasks individuals find personally meaningful.

Ways to Improve Workplace Morale

Get Hppy

Unhappy employees tend to be demotivated, and it will show up in the quality of their work. Also read: 6 Reasons Employees Lack Morale and How Fix It. Employees who feel valued will almost always be happier than those who feel underappreciated or unappreciated.

Real-Time Recognition and Feedback: The Key to Driving Sustainable Engagement

Achievers

The Link Between Engagement and Retention. Several studies have found a direct link between enhanced employee engagement and improved retention rates. Rather than one-time strategies, your company needs to invest in a culture of engagement.

5 ways to boost positivity in the workplace

The Predictive Index

It reduces employee stress, improves energy, and increases productivity. ” Here are five ways to build a positive workplace culture: 1) Identify the negatives through an employee survey. The first step to improving positivity in the workplace is to identify any glaring negatives.This can be done through a short, anonymous employee survey. 2) Prioritize employee wellness. It’s difficult to foster a positive culture with unhealthy employees.

The Language of Engagement

Achievers

Within highly engaged organizations, statements like these are actually pretty common. Employees at these companies love their work and are deeply, emotionally connected to their co-workers, their company’s purpose, and their own passions. In doing the research for our book Engage!