Top 10 quick Team Building Games to Energize Your Team

CuteHR

How successful an organization can be, is dependent mainly on teamwork: how well a team of employees can work together. In 2014 Google was named the “best company to work for” by the great place to work institute and Fortune magazine for the fifth time.

Shortlister Spotlight: Meet Poonam, UI/ UX Designer

Shortlist

At Shortlist , we love building our team almost as much as we love building yours! The next installment of our Shortlister Spotlights (a Q&A series to get to know some of our team members) stars Poonam, a UI/UX Designer in our Mumbai office!

How To Foster A Thriving Team Via Better Meetings: An Interview With Mamie Kanfer Stewart

15Five

When done poorly, they can dissolve productivity and cost your company significantly. When they are done right, they can align the entire team around key objectives. How can the learnings from effective team meetings translate into action? That’s not how teams should work.

10 ways to eliminate workplace isolation

Insperity

Those feelings can negatively impact employee morale, productivity and engagement. To eliminate workplace isolation at your company, you should understand what it is, how to spot it and then work to help your team overcome it. Build a positive culture. Look around your office.

Motivation and Retention in the Age of the Gig Economy

Effortless HR

This way you’ll show them that their opinion matters which will, in turn, build loyalty. Excluding your gig workers from the team is the worst thing you can do. Michael Deane is one of the editors of Qeedle , a small business magazine. The 9-to-5 workday is on life support.

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

Visier

Fortune magazine describes the wellness programs of the Fortune 100 companies, and suggests benefits such as: Healthier, more productive working employees. Higher self-esteem and a greater team-building mentality.

Why “Best in Tech” Workplaces are Built on Innovation

Ultimate Software

Today, I’m proud to announce another accolade: Computerworld magazine has named us the #1 Best Place to Work in IT among midsize tech companies. Here are some ways we bolster creativity, driving the creation of our award-winning products, services, and culture.

Employee Engagement: Reviving What We’ve Forgotten

Employee Communications Council

Learning seems to be relegated to the “tedious” category – right up there with team-building activities. According to Forbes magazine, innovation is a principal that motivates many companies, and they aren’t necessarily the ones you expect to see.

12 budget-friendly team bonding activities for your business

Insperity

Team bonding activities can be an effective strategy for building a strong, cohesive workforce. Although working together may give your employees a glimpse into their coworkers’ personalities and work styles, it doesn’t always foster the team dynamic that bonding activities can help you build – company-wide. Extreme or embarrassing activities like this have given team building a bad name in some circles. Tailor activities to your team bonding goals.

Overcoming seasonal impacts on employee motivation

Insperity

Think through what obstacles employees may be facing, and craft custom strategies that work best with your team. Spring can be a good time to offer a half-day break or to incorporate appropriate outdoor team-building experiences.

Win-Win Negotiating

DISC Assessments

Be prepared to do more initial relationship building or get down to business sooner than later. It will reduce relationship tension and subsequently increase interpersonal trust, credibility, cooperation and productivity. DISC Sales + Motivators for sales team building and selection.

36 Office Decor Ideas to Inspire Your Team’s Best Work

SnackNation

36 Office Decor Ideas to Inspire Your Team’s Best Work. We all know being in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere plays a huge role on our overall mood and productivity, but did you know that a well-designed office space can make an impact in the success of your business?

Business Communication as a building block of Employee Engagement

Vantage Circle

Effective communication can increase employee engagement , boost workplace productivity, and drive business growth. Also, Community-driven engagements result in better delivery of team goals. Team Spaces and Collab tools, VoIP and Unified Communication etc.

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

CultureAmp

Acquia Acquia’s culture inspires the team to give back more to employees so they can expand their learning and grow their careers. Team engagement surveys ensure all of the pieces are coming together to create a happy and high performing team.

Business Communication as a building block of Employee Engagement

Vantage Circle

Effective communication can increase employee engagement , boost workplace productivity, and drive business growth. Also, Community-driven engagements result in better delivery of team goals. Team Spaces and Collab tools, VoIP and Unified Communication etc.

26 Amazing Employee Appreciation Ideas For 2019

Vantage Circle

Employee appreciation has shown positive results in increased productivity as well as inciting feelings of loyalty towards one’s workplace. Host fun team games to play with your members. It might sound cliche, but small courtesies like a manager saying “thank you” to the team members can make a huge difference. We, humans, are emotional creatures and these small gestures can come off as a pleasant surprise to the team members. They are great team members.

26 Amazing Employee Appreciation Ideas For 2019

Vantage Circle

Employee appreciation has shown positive results in increased productivity as well as inciting feelings of loyalty towards one’s workplace. Host fun team games to play with your members. It might sound cliche, but small courtesies like a manager saying “thank you” to the team members can make a huge difference. We, humans, are emotional creatures and these small gestures can come off as a pleasant surprise to the team members. They are great team members.

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

CultureAmp

Acquia Acquia’s culture inspires the team to give back more to employees so they can expand their learning and grow their careers. Team engagement surveys ensure all of the pieces are coming together to create a happy and high performing team.

WIRTW #385 (the “there’s no such thing as a free lunch…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Get your co-workers together for a team building activity! Look, I’m all for team building (Urban Outfitter’s explanation for this idea), but, unless (and maybe even if) the CEO is showing up to pack boxes, this is a horrible idea. Now There's An App For That — via Workplace Diva Cybersecurity – Sometimes The Problem Is You — via Above the Law HR & Employee Relations Thank You, Working Mother Magazine.

26 Amazing Employee Appreciation Ideas For 2019

Vantage Circle

Employee appreciation has shown positive results in increased productivity as well as inciting feelings of loyalty towards one’s workplace. Host fun team games to play with your members. It might sound cliche, but small courtesies like a manager saying “thank you” to the team members can make a huge difference. We, humans, are emotional creatures and these small gestures can come off as a pleasant surprise to the team members. They are great team members.

Evaluating Workplace Diversity is More Than a Numbers Game

Entelo

The immediate reaction for hiring teams may be to ramp up their own diversity initiatives, expanding their talent pool requirements, modifying job descriptions, and fine-tuning their employer brand to attract a wider set of candidates. Diversity yields innovation and higher productivity.

What Branding Really Means: A Translation Guide For The C-Suite

SAP Innovation

While you and other leaders may strive to avoid buzzwords and limit jargon, you should also be fluent in industry lexicon in order to help your team develop a brand that keeps customers interested – and employees unified.

121 Creative Ways to Reward Employees – The Ultimate List

SnackNation

Keeping the break room stocked with healthy snacks will keep your employees feeling cared for and productive throughout the long workday. Bonus points if their team is from out of town, and you get them tickets to the game when they play the local team. Team happy hour.

How to Retain Employees: 13 Practical Takeaways from 5 Case Studies

SnackNation

McCord and her team took great care to only hire mature, “fully formed adults” who put the success of their teammates and the organization before their own. At Netflix, leadership emphasized the importance of team building above all else.

HR West 2016 Recap: Putting the Human in Human Resources

Namely

One suggestion offered was to buy three magazines you would never read and then (drum roll) read them! In an early morning session about using improv to foster team building, The Yes Works , an organization offering unique business improv training, demonstrated the concept of “yes, and.” Here’s to a productive year for everyone and I look forward to attending yet again!

HR West 2016 Recap: Putting the Human in Human Resources

Namely

One suggestion offered was to buy three magazines you would never read and then (drum roll) read them! In an early morning session about using improv to foster team building, The Yes Works , an organization offering unique business improv training, demonstrated the concept of “yes, and.” Here’s to a productive year for everyone and I look forward to attending yet again!

121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas Your Team Will Love

SnackNation

121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas Your Team Will Love. . Employee wellness programs have become a staple in many companies as a way to attract top talent, keep them happy and productive, and decrease employee turnover. Productivity Boosters. Hook your team up with a Bevi.