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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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During their first game together on October 12, 1979, legendary star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and dazzling rookie Magic Johnson weren’t sure what to expect from each other. But they found out soon enough.
When the odds are stacked against your team, you need everyone to pull together if you stand a chance of hitting your goals. Follow this advice to rally your team.
The Chicago Cubs’ new Wrigley Field clubhouse is unlike any other in major league baseball because it’s a circle. The unusual shape promotes equality and collaboration.
Theo Epstein is a baseball legend—and he’s only 43 years old. He recruited the right mix of players so that two storied franchises, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, could win the World Series after long droughts. Assembling these winning teams did not happen by accident.
When Graham Henry became head coach of New Zealand’s national rugby team in 2004, he knew he faced long odds. The once-great rugby powerhouse—perhaps the most successful sports team ever—was in a rut.
Which employees should you be fighting to keep? It doesn’t always come down to their knowledge, skills or personality. Instead, the most exceptional employees possess these attributes.

Enough of those tired team builders that feel more like obligations to seem happy we’re all at work. You’ve got a fun group, so try out something from these suggestions—and get ready for some laughs and eye-opening moments.

There are many ways to cheer your teammates’ triumphs and prod them to pick up their game when they’re down. What’s important is showing that you care and you’re rowing along with everyone in pursuit of shared success.
Consider making a new employee’s first day at work a culture-only affair.
Real magic happens for organizations whose interests branch out beyond their physical walls and into the community around them.
The tendency to credit team leaders for a group’s success—and blame them for a group’s failure—is often misguided.
As you work to build a team, keep these points in mind.
Garry Ridge’s goal for the last 20 years has been to transform WD-40 into a global, diversified brand.
One powerful way to extract your team members’ best ideas, suggestions and efforts is to conduct a problem-solving meeting based on a definite agenda and guidelines.
Steve Kerr has built the Golden State Warriors into a formidable team of selfless contributors.
It’s better to use the limited time you have as a team to examine important issues.
How to get your employees to believe in you, the organization and its mission.
On a mid-October night in an alternate universe, the Cleveland Indians actually defeated the Chicago Cubs in game seven of the World Series to take baseball’s 2016 crown, and in doing so, denied millions of diehard Cubs fans from realizing their century-old dream of winning a league title. What could manager Joe Maddon possibly have said to his team to make such a fictional defeat less crushing? Maybe he could have tried something that, with a little modification, might work for any leader trying to motivate a staff in their worst moment.
When you manage a team, you’re entering into a relationship of mutual dependence. What you say and do will determine the team’s success.
When the company could benefit from team-building exercises, what is the best way to approach them? Would putting employees in a difficult environment or situation strengthen the team?
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