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.

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.

CultureIQ Team Speaks Up: Favorite Team Building Events

CultureIQ

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. The raw materials are then spread evenly across the teams.

What is the Point of Corporate Team Building?

TalentCulture

Love them or hate them, team building activities are a part of the modern corporate landscape. Team building exercises, particularly ones which are somewhat left-of-centre, are swiftly gaining in popularity. Team building works even if it doesn’t.

CultureIQ Team Speaks Up: Favorite Team Building Events

CultureIQ

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. The raw materials are then spread evenly across the teams.

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. Pull everyone into groups of 3-4.

Corporate Climbing & Other Team-Building Adventures

OmegaHR Solutions

When people have a personal connection with their co-workers it reduces conflict, improves productivity and creates a more stable work space for everyone. Here are some tips for team building adventures. The classic team-building event is a ropes course.

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. Pull everyone into groups of 3-4.

Seven Team Building Activities That Actually Build Stronger Teams

Bonusly

Here’s how we react when we hear about strong teams: ?? Here’s how we react when we hear about “team building activities”: ??. Team building activities can be awkward. Jump straight to our list of team building activities.

Team Building for a Creative Business Culture

OmegaHR Solutions

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?

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 actively engaged are more productive.

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 actively engaged are more productive.

How to Get Results from Your Team Building Activities

Paycor

At some point in your career, you’ve probably participated in a team-building exercise that made you wonder, “What’s the point?” Maybe it was a useless group activity that everyone mocked under their breath. Team-building activities don’t have to be this way.

What do Scavenger Hunts Have to do with Team Building?

Corn on the Job

That’s because high performing employees are often directly associated with the level of productivity a company is able to achieve every fiscal year. And employees that are engaged in what they do and where they work are more likely to care about their productivity and performance.

Avoiding the 7 Big Team-Building Blunders

Effortless HR

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. Describe your role in team terms.

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. 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.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Happy

Take It Personel-ly

A 700-person experiment conducted by the Social Market Foundation and the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy in Britain showed that productivity increased by an average of 12% in employees who were happy, and reached as high as 20% above the control group.

7 Team Building Activities that are Actually Fun

EngagementMultiplier

Yes, we know: team building exercises, as well-intentioned as they are, have garnered a bit of a reputation. There are team building activities that are actually fun and surprisingly effective at building camaraderie. Why is it so important for teams to bond? Fun fact: Did you know bonding as a team releases oxytocin in the brain? Where are we going with the team-building-oxytocin-trust connection? Good for: Team bonding.

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. Go team! Team Hike.

How to Improve Knowledge Sharing And Increase Productivity With Edge Collaboration??

Cornerstone On Demand

business loses $47 million in productivity each year as a direct result of inefficient knowledge sharing, according to Panopto's Workplace Knowledge and Productivity report. That way, if you need information on a specific product, you know who to contact. The average large U.S.

How I Put My Group Through Extreme Team Building - Amazing Race/Survivor Style - PART ONE

Nobscot

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

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?

5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce

CultureIQ

She works with organizations to create an engaged workforce by focusing on passion, performance and productivity. Managers can’t play a harmonious tune if even one person on their team is disengaged. The following article originally appeared in our friend Ruth K. Ross’s blog. .

Scavenger Hunts as an Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Build Teamwork

The People Equation

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. Team Effectiveness Training Delivery Strayboots team buildin

Be aware: bigotry in the workplace can have long term effects on employee mental health.

LifeSpeak

As we wrote in a previous blog post , employees who are part of a diverse team report higher levels of satisfaction and company loyalty, and diverse organizations are more productive, creative, resilient, and profitable.

How to Engage Teams With a Growth Mindset

Achievers

When I worked in talent development departments, managers periodically would request team building solutions. What they really wanted was to unify and engage their teams but didn’t know how. Crabtree’s article: “ Global Productivity Hinges on Human Capital Development”.

4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues

Decision-Wise

On one occasion, we witnessed a group of employees come forward to an organization which was about to go through a round of layoffs, offering just that—one week of unpaid leave per employee over a period of three months. I teach an introductory political science class at a local university.

Are You Free to Disagree?

CultureIQ

We have all worked in organizations that get caught in group think, or that stagnate. 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.

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.

Are You Free to Disagree?

CultureIQ

We have all worked in organizations that get caught in group think, or that stagnate. 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.

5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce

CultureIQ

She works with organizations to create an engaged workforce by focusing on passion, performance and productivity. Managers can’t play a harmonious tune if even one person on their team is disengaged. The following article originally appeared in our friend Ruth K. Ross’s blog. .

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.

Understand the Stages of Team Development

DISC Assessments

Have you invested a significant portion of your career as the member of a team? Was it productive? This week Gregg Gregory, addresses how to Understand the Stages of Team Development. In today’s world, most of us will be required to work within a team framework.

Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team

Workology

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? Half of the executives brought on to a new team quit or are fired in their first three years.