Remote Team-building Series: Virtual Team-building Activities

Rise

Being a part of a close-knit team at work is what often makes a job more enjoyable. Team-building is an essential part of many organizations, emphasizing a company culture built on relationships. Why virtual team-building activities are important.

Setting Team Goals: 6 Vital Guidelines For Managers

Vantage Circle

The secret to any team’s success can invariably be boiled down to one crucial task. Setting the right team goals. Efficient team goal setting can make the difference between an enhanced team performance or wasted time and effort. 6 Steps To Follow While Setting Team Goals.

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Benefits of Team Building Simulations

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Team building activities promote teamwork, increase productivity and problem solving skills, as well as encourage creativity within the workforce. One of the newest activities to be introduced is team building simulations. Team building simulations are activities that simulate possible scenarios and situations that workers and companies may find themselves facing in their daily work lives. The introduction should provide clear guidelines and directions.

Top 7 Women's History Month Ideas For Workplace

Vantage Circle

Team Outing. There is nothing like planning a memorable trip for all the women in your team. For example, the guidelines may include compassionate maternity leave and a flexible schedule of working hours or a home office work schedule. Team Building

What comes next for EX: How people teams build on successful immediate responses to COVID-19

Qualtrics

And that it’s in line with both employee expectations, societal expectations and legal/national guidelines. It also presents opportunities to build on increased engagement formed during the ‘React’ stage of the crisis. Something strange is going on out there.

Boosting Cross-Collaboration Among Remote Workers

Vantage Circle

Here are four tips to help you increase cross-collaboration across remote teams and departments. It means ensuring that you hire top-quality experts for your remote teams, being available whenever they need you, and helping employees build, strengthen, and tap into their professional networks.

How to make the most of your next team building scavenger hunt

Corn on the Job

Just remember back to your days as a kid, with your team of best buddies racing against the other guys for that coveted trophy. Well, that’s exactly what it’s STILL all about – team work. And in today’s highly competitive corporate world, successful team work translates into better, more enjoyable working conditions along with the additional benefits of progress, advancement, achievement and, yes, even monetary rewards along the way. Diversify your teams.

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? Once you’ve found someone you think will be the right addition to your team, the work of making sure they can mesh well with the culture of your business, work with the people they’ll be supervising, and hit the ground running begins. HR leadership onboarding team building

6 Tips for Boosting Morale in the Workplace and Combat Employee Apathy

InfinityHR

So, to help boost employee morale, good managers should have direct conversations with C-suite about employee accomplishments, phone calls, in team meetings, CC’d on emails and much more. Managers should be transparent by providing clear guidelines for employees of what’s expected to progress in their position, as well as how they can get promotions. HRIS human resource management team building workplace tips

Organizations are Focused on Using People Analytics As a Competitive Advantage

HR Bartender

When analyzing data, they will want to have guidelines in place outlining how to introduce new data or to develop a hypothesis. The idea here is organizations hire the right team to create a people analytics culture. They assist in the development of processes and guidelines.

Can Employees Really Bring Their Whole Selves to Work During Polarizing Times?

Ultimate Software

UKG’s Human Insights & HCM Advisory Group team consists of distinguished HR practitioners and HCM experts with an acute pulse on industry trends, best practices, and technological innovations. It is at this point you proceed with guidelines and awareness on how change is going to proceed.

How to Nurture Your Company’s Culture in a Remote Work Environment

Get Hppy

Since remote employees are already physically distanced, it can be a big challenge to build and foster company culture. Things to take into consideration when building and nurture company culture in a remote work setup. Build close team connections to avoid isolation.

How To Overcome Communication Blocks For Remote Working Employees

Vantage Circle

Team collaboration is affected as transparency is compromised. There is no team participation, face to face access to peers, or brainstorming sessions over coffee. Set Guidelines. Guidelines and protocols are essential to keep everyone on the same page.

Working Agreements: Getting Started

Bonusly

Working agreements have quickly become an essential part of modern, successful teams. You may have heard the term thrown around, especially as new teams form, but is it worth discussing with your own team? Enable proactive planning for team success.

What Are the Most Important Onboarding Forms?

ExactHire HR Trends

A comprehensive onboarding plan is the best way to start building a team of long-term employees. And you can save the scavenger hunts for team building exercises. Electronic forms also help you adhere to guidelines requiring you to control access to certain forms.

two of my employees don’t get along — is it just a personality conflict?

Ask a Manager

In a functioning team, these folks would all show a little patience and grace. But I also would like a functioning team. I’ve tried team-building, asking them how they would solve the problem, being an ear to cry on, etc.

8 ways to keep workplace culture a priority while working remotely

Business Management Daily

The impact of a positive workplace environment can be felt beyond computer screens, telephones, and email messages, so while apart, you still want to maintain a positive feeling and good relationships with those on your team. Establish communication guidelines. Practice team building.

Building and maintaining culture with remote teams

PI Worldwide

But remote teams require you to engage more deliberately and codify additional guidelines. If you haven’t, good news: This may be an opportune time to focus on team building and company values. Integrating new team members. Integrating new team members.

5 Tips To Build Your Best Teams

Caliper

A key responsibility of team managers is to figure out how to build successful teams that align core skills and individual roles well and knows how to collaborate effectively. How do they build a harmonious, high-performing team? Building the right team takes time.

Post-Pandemic-Proof Your Business: Prepare for “Reboarding”

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Tip: Adopt a “re-build” rather than “resume” attitude. Tip: Physical distancing guidelines will need to be practiced for months ahead—especially in the workplace. Anticipate how CDC guidelines might affect production work, customer interaction and travel.

Creating a Positive Summer Intern Culture

CultureIQ

Notify the team about the summer interns and their role, and encourage everyone to make them feel welcomed. Most for-profit companies must adhere to the guidelines put in place by this act, but some nonprofit organizations may be exempt and can offer unpaid internships. If there are any ongoing team projects, integrate the intern into a team. This gives them the chance to contribute their own opinions and insights and to build their professional portfolio.

Programs and Policies that Foster a Transparent Company Culture

CultureIQ

Building a strong company culture — one with motivated, engaged employees — starts with building your company values. We believe in radical transparency across the company, from sharing results of a happiness survey across teams to holding a town hall with our investors. Team outings. A straightforward, but detailed, policy will set expectations with employees and team members. Build a Leveling Framework. This is a guest post by our friends at Justworks.

The Workforce Returns: Creating a COVID-19 Return to Work Policy

Rise

A return to work policy acts as both a guideline and a sort of contract that acknowledges the shared responsibility of both parties to keep each other accountable and safe during the current global pandemic. . But how will you manage people who outright refuse to follow the guidelines? .

What is organizational trust (and how to build it)?

PI Worldwide

“The secret to any high-performing team is trust.” How to build organizational trust. It’s easy to envision trust at the team level. After all, if an employee isn’t content with their manager or team, they may not last the year.

6 short virtual icebreakers designed to keep teams engaged

PI Worldwide

Online meetings are vital to remote team building and communication. But you can only play “Three books you would bring to a deserted island” so many times before team members start to check out. It’s an easy yet fun way to promote team bonding.

Managing Remote Employees: 10 Ways to Keep Your Virtual Team Connected

Fond

In our recent article, Why Team Building With Remote Employees Is More Important Than Ever , we explored best practices for keeping a remote team engaged. This article shares more actionable team building recommendations for leaders managing remote employees.

8 Ways to Improve Company Culture for Your Virtual Work Environment

Fond

They also are aware of the cost-saving benefits of having a virtual team. While these two goals may initially seem at odds, it is entirely possible to have a positive company culture with a remote team. Sit down with your team to brainstorm ideas.

How Is HR Evolving Through The Pandemic?

McQuiag

There were no guidelines or instructions for companies to follow as they made the leap to a virtual environment which left HR with a new kind of mandate. With stress and anxiety on the rise, many HR teams have turned to different ways of keeping their workforce healthy.

Business Expectations After Working Remote

Global Upside

Consider having daily standups or daily team meetings. These team meetings are important, but make sure managers are also setting up frequent 1-on-1 meetings. Guidelines for communication and deliverables should be clear. Build a Culture of Compassion.

How to Develop a Long-Term Remote Work Plan For Your Company

Netchex HR Blog

With the quick transition to remote work, your teams may have started using apps and other software that hadn’t been properly vetted by your IT department. Beyond the policies articulated in the employee contract, you’ll need practical guidelines for how quickly tasks should be completed.

The ethics of workplace gift giving

Insperity

The following guidelines will help you as you consider handing out workplace presents. If there’s a special occasion to celebrate, however, the entire team may collect money to purchase a group present for a manager or business owner. The same can be said of team workplace gift giving.

Keeping Company Culture Alive At Home

McQuiag

Much of a company's culture relies on people being able to interact and build a shared community as a team. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep company culture alive even when the team isn't together. How to keep culture strong on a remote team.

Supporting Your Employees’ Personal Brands

Everwise

Make the photo session and workshop part of a larger team building day at the office, order in lunch and make it fun and interactive! Employers need to be mindful of freedom of speech, yet may want to consider having guidelines around an employee posting any topics specifically related to the company. The idea of “personal branding” has been around for years.

How to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged #LikeABoss

RecogNation

Working from home: Many people dream of such a perk and come to find that once this dream becomes a reality, they find themselves less motivated and even less engaged with their management and team. Establish communication guidelines for remote workers and managers, erring on the side of over communication. With so many video conferencing and professional instant messaging platforms, there are more ways than ever to touch base with your fellow team members!

Turn employees into brand ambassadors with these super simple techniques

HR Morning

Create and Share Brand Guidelines. Encourage a sense of team spirit. But if you really want your employees to become workmates, organize team-building events such as spending a couple of days at the seaside, in the mountains, or in an interesting city.

9 Trends Human Resources Needs To Be Aware During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Career Metis

While human resources could give general guidelines on healthful habits, HR must focus on their company’s health insurance provider. HRM teams should also encourage employees to get checked and stay quarantined if they have COVID-like symptoms. .

Beacon Communities Says Death to the Performance Review

Silkroad

When managers and employees express negative feedback , Beacon’s HR team conducts a site visit to understand the root cause of the negativity and based on their assessment, suggests possible OD interventions such as team development, team building, or communication skills training. They use a quadrant approach similar to a 9-box that combines performance solutions and outcomes with pay increase guidelines.