Team Building

In most companies, when you get results, you get rewards. And if you can’t lead teams to success, you’ll end up stuck in a job with no exit. Use this strategic blending of common-sense strategies and implementable team building exercises to build and bolster your winning team…

You want to improve teamwork. So you reward group performance, praise any signs of collaboration and prod loners to become joiners. That’s a good start, but why stop there?

Make sure your team is working more like the Manhattan Project and less like Enron… Use these articles, exercises and strategies to get your team building training up and running!

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Employees are coming into work sick more often than managers realize, according to a recent OfficeTeam survey. Unfortunately, people make more mistakes when they come to work feeling ill. Some tips for managers and team leaders:

At PCL Construction in Denver, employees decide which wellness programs the organization will offer. Employee-run wellness committees at each corporate location focus on physical, financial and community wellness, as well as team building.

It’s sad enough when an employee becomes seriously ill. What makes it tougher is that work doesn’t stop. Responding to these challenges requires tact, sensitivity and flexibility. Mistakes can mean not only hurt feelings but also potential legal liability problems. The key is balance ...

To evaluate an individual, the process is straightforward. You run through a battery of criteria—reliability, accuracy, timeliness—and grade the person’s behavior and work product accordingly. Assessing team performance can prove trickier.

For two Little League teams in New Jersey, two different managers varied in how they encouraged their baseball-hungry 12-year-olds to shoot for the top: the Little League Word Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Collaboration works, until it starts to resemble groupthink. That’s when healthy dissent evaporates, self-defeating tendencies surge, and negative emotions corrode the potential of the group’s work. Make sure your team is working more like the Manhattan Project and less like Enron. Three team management tips:

At 7 feet, 4 inches tall, Mark Eaton never has to look up to anyone. But he admires skilled performers who strengthen their team.
It's important to analyze the mix of personalities with care and select the right employees to give the group the best odds of success. Follow these guidelines to assemble an impressive team.

From surveys of employees' lifelong dreams to alumni reunions to baby showers for moms-to-be, here's a rundown of seven innovative benefits practices employers are using to reward and retain the staff they need. They're compiled from the popular "What's Working" pages of HR Specialist's Compensation & Benefits newsletter.

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