The Important Role Your Company’s Culture Plays in Effective Team Building

Team building is one of the top strategies for successful execution of tasks, goals, changes and more within your organization, but your company’s culture is the foundation for these activities to be effective. Because culture is so essential for success, Glassdoor.com ranks companies based on their culture and values.

Glassdoor.com allows employees to provide unsolicited comments and reviews for organizations across all industries, and it bases its ratings on employee opinions regarding the work environment, as well as the approval ratings of CEOs. Job satisfaction, company culture, work-life balance, corporate values, compensation and benefits are also included in the ratings.

There are many other articles written on the importance of company culture, and this article references the following articles: 3 Subtle Ways to Create a… Continue reading

Team Building Activities Increase Productivity and Reduce Employee Stress

man drinking coffee]Employee stress in the workplace can be a productivity killer, and it reduces employee enjoyment as well. As a leader in the workplace, you benefit from working toward creating a productive environment for your employees. Using team building activities to reduce employee stress just might be the ticket to creating a unified workplace.

Workplace stress is not a new. Several well-written articles offer suggestions for employees to reduce their workplace stress. This article references the following articles: 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress at Work, 10 Work Stress Reduction Tips, 7 Easy Ways to Avoid Burnout, and Your work-life balance hangs in these four quadrants.

Stress in the workplace may not be completely avoidable, but by utilizing team-building activities and… Continue reading

Meetings Are A Team Building Activity CEOs Shouldn’t Ignore

Time conceptAre team meetings a waste of time? To some they are if nothing is accomplished. While team meetings are an important team building activity, all too often they are mismanaged resulting in time and productivity losses.
It doesn’t have to be that way.  However, if team meetings are not improved from the top down, accountability suffers.
According to recent time management studies conducted by Bain and Associates, top executives lose thousands of hours each year responding to email and sitting in unproductive meetings, and the losses snowball through their organizations – simply because companies do not track and monitor employee time as tightly as any other resource, such as capital.
Bain’s research finds that 15 percent of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings,… Continue reading

Becoming a Better Leader: A noble goal for all levels of leadership

Reaching goalsNo matter your level of leadership or how long you’ve been in your position, it is important for all leaders to strive to become a better leader. Different personalities respond to leadership styles differently, and learning how to address issues individually is an essential skill for leaders. While leaders can’t please everyone all the time, consistently striving to be a better leader and learning how to deal with different employees can go a long way in successfully running your organization. This article provides several useful strategies to help you become a better leader.

Business publications are constantly distributing articles related to becoming a better leader. While there are many great articles to choose from, this article focuses on five that feature helpful information: The 9… Continue reading

Hiring Millennials To Fit Your Existing Teams with Effective Team Buiding Activities

me to weDo you know how to hire right so that new employees — specifically Millennials — fit your existing teams like a glove?  If not, would it matter to you if a solution landed in your lap?  These and other questions some leaders ask all point to effective team building activities that help you decide before you hire an employee if they are the right fit for your organization — or not.

But it is one thing to select the right candidates. The other consideration is how you craft the candidate experience.

This year, the candidate experience – and the increasing value it provides for a company – took center stage at Simply Hired’s Innovation in Recruitment Forum. The invitation-only event assembled more than 100 recruiting… Continue reading

Create a Culture of High Performance with Democracy, Teambuilding Events and Teambuilding Activities

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-people-gears-work-together-teamwork-success-image23408144WorldBlu has published its eighth annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ with 41 organizations making the list. Teambuilding events and teambuilding activities play a large role in creating a democratic atmosphere in workplaces.

“WorldBlu-nominated organizations model how freedom and democracy in the workplace unleashes the human spirit in order to build high performing companies that change the world for the better,” said Traci Fenton, WorldBlu Founder and CEO.

Creating a high-performance culture based on democratic ideals is not a new idea. Professional consultants consistently utilize team-building events and team-building activities to create successful teams for organizations, such as the 6 Principles That Build High Performance Teams training event for human resource executives, project managers, managers, business development and leadership coaches and anyone who must… Continue reading

Use An Effective Team Building Event To Stop Corporate Strategy Fizzle

Tick placed in awesome checkbox on customer service satisfaction survey formHow often does implementing corporate strategy fizzle right out of the gate? Take a guess.

We were shocked considering that failing to implement corporate strategy means that an organization’s ability to achieve important goals also fails. And, this failure directly lines up with executing important workforce development plans and employee training that link directly to strategy. So it makes good sense to launch corporate strategy through an effective team building event.

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently released a research study based on a global survey of over 200 executives, senior leaders and managers. The research exposed the critical enablers of effective strategy execution. This included the launch of strategy through an enticing team building event. The study also explored the organizational challenges and disconnects… Continue reading

The Debate: On-line Training VS Face Time Training For Employees

empowermentOver the last couple of blog posts we have been sharing information about the plight that US Business Leaders find themselves in.  The skill shortage in the U.S. is resulting in jobs being posted but no one to fill them. Someone graduating from a trade school right now with welding certification, for example, can actually do quite well financially if they secure the job.

At the same time, higher-education debt is swelling to a record $1.2 trillion. Why aren’t these graduates filling the skills gap jobs?

So many of these graduates are reporting that they are seriously under employed and taking jobs that do not require a college education.  It appears that a recent study by Gallup shows only 11 percent of business leaders believe… Continue reading

Add Team Building Events and Other Benefits to Your List of Job Perks for Happier Employees

arrow in the center of a targetHappy employees are productive employees. If you find that your employees are not happy to come into work every day, consider revamping the job perks that you offer, and make sure to include team building events to your new list. The list of possible employee perks is long, so when deciding which perks to include for your team, consider the pros and cons of each to determine which perks will work best for your organization.

The list of potential perks is long and varies from free coffee to ball pits in the office. To decide which perks to offer your employees, consider the following articles: The Business Benefits of Providing Snacks as an Employee Perk.  4 Company Perks That Cost Nothing—But Mean Everything , 10… Continue reading

3 Skills Leaders Need Now To Propel Business Growth And Productivity

Building a successful team blue Gone are the days of do what I say. Today’s workforce has changed and managers that hold on to autocratic leadership styles will find low tolerance even in the CEO seat. There are three 3 skills leaders need to propel business growth and productivity if they want to see their businesses succeed through another generation.

New research projects that the U.S. standard of living is in danger of declining by 9 percent by 2030. The estimate is that it will revert back to the level it was in 2000. It is time now to make changes.

There are three major economic threats that are sparking this need for leadership change:

  1. An aging workforce
  2. Lower workforce participation
  3. A flat or declining productivity growth rate

The… Continue reading



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