Several weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal there was an interesting article titled “She’s One Step Ahead.” It told the story of a factory leader, Elizabeth Kaplan, and how she decided to join her employees on a strenuous set of Los Angeles stairs during lunch. She believed that sharing a workout with her team […] Read more
I love simple team building activities. Some of my most popular have included this Surprising Valuable Team Activity For Increasing Teamwork (733 Facebook shares to date), A Quick Way to Help Those You Lead Feel Good (Team or Family) and My Favorite Team Builder – Perfect for Team Cohesion. Check them out. Each of them have […] Read more
I love this story on teamwork I heard the other day. I think you will agree it is powerful. Feel free to share with your teams. A team of about 35 employees had come together for a team building event. They were a young, bright and enthusiastic team. However, one big problem this team had […] Read more
There are a number of things you can do with your team to improve how they work together. One that is often overlooked, but is gaining momentum, is simply spending time together as a team. Teamwork requires that members of the team trust each other. Trust increases from understanding teammates better. Understanding each others uniqueness, […] Read more
A leader, for example, decides that his or her team needs to be more cohesive. It is agreed upon that the team will do some team building. So they hire a “team building expert” to come in and do some activities. The problem isn’t necessarily the activities, but the lack of planning and understanding what the teams needs are. Here are three important things to consider when doing team building activities.