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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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.

You've been put in charge of planning team-building exercises for your eight-person team. To get you started, here are a few ideas from readers of the Admin Pro Forum.

For many managers, the clock is their biggest adversary. Finding enough time in the day to complete every necessary project can be difficult. But the old adage of “work smarter, not harder” is based on the concept of managing the minutes in your day more efficiently. Here are six tips to help you work toward [...]
In economic downturns, people try more than ever to showcase their strengths. They want to stand out and prove that they are indispensable, especially amid the threat of layoffs. The danger is that individuals will focus more on scoring points with management rather than help the team achieve its goals.

Team building is a core value at DAXKO in Birmingham, Ala., where each employee gets $50 per quarter to participate in a group activity with co-workers. Teams have gone white-water rafting, wine tasting or horseback riding ...

The most popular team-building exercise among employees of InsureMe in Englewood, Colo., is a four-day trip to Juarez, Mexico, during which they build homes for low-income Mexican families. Nineteen of the firm’s 64 employees have made the trek. Each employee gets two paid days off to participate ...

In tough economic times, organizations must focus on getting the highest possible return on their workforce investment. To achieve that goal, it’s more important than ever for supervisors to motivate employees, challenge them to peak efficiency and create an environment that helps them grow not just as employees, but as people. Here are six ways [...]
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