How to Build and Maintain High-Performing Teams

In today’s tight labor market and challenging economic environment, it’s more vital than ever to not only attract great employees but also keep them engaged. So what’s the secret to building and maintaining extraordinary teams? According to Harvard Business Review: “When it comes to building extraordinary workplaces and high-performing teams, researchers have long appreciated that […]

Two Types of Team Building Takeaways

During team building activities, participants experience challenges, camaraderie, recognition, and fun. But what do they take away? After the shared laughter and the high-fives, what do they bring back home and to the workplace from that experience? According to Roy Charette, a leader in the fields of team building and professional development training, and managing […]

Why Your Event Needs a Keynote Speaker (And How to Find the Right One)

If you organize corporate or collegiate events, chances are you’ve hired keynote speakers and understand their importance. Keynote speakers typically kick off events and are vital in setting the tone. A competent keynote speaker will bring energy, enthusiasm, and entertainment. A great one delivers substance as well as storytelling and humor—bringing the steak, not just […]

Recruitment, Retention, and Relationships – How Team Building Helps

While there are hopeful signs for employers that labor market tightness may be easing a bit, the long-term trend of slower growth in the workforce means competition for talent will continue for years. That makes it imperative for organizations to create a workplace culture and environment that employees want to join, want to stay with, […]

How to Maximize Team Cohesion with Different Personalities and Work Styles

When it comes to the performance of work teams, “our diversity is our strength” isn’t just a slogan. Dozens of research studies over time have shown that diverse teams are smarter, increase financial returns to the organization, and perform 30% better than homogeneous teams. Diversity and inclusion are often thought of in racial or ethnic […]

Never Mind, It’s Fine: Team Building Activities to Combat Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Passive-aggressive behavior is poisonous to workplace cohesion and productivity. Fortunately, team building programs can supply the antidote. One of the most insidious characteristics of passive-aggressive behavior is that it’s rarely an event. There’s no app managers can download that will send them an alert when this crops up. Instead, it tends to build over time, […]

Dominion Energy Employees Team Up to Build Wheelchairs for Great Causes

On Thursday, May 5, 100 employees from Dominion Energy gathered in Chester, Virginia to build 22 wheelchairs for disabled veterans and low-income residents in the community. They had a great time, contributed to two great causes, and enhanced their relationships with coworkers through collaboration. In this video from WTRV-CBS6, photojournalist Chris Jenkins hears from Dina […]

Team Building Your Way – The Value of Needs Assessment and Program Customization

Team building provides many benefits in improving organizational cohesion and productivity. But what if you have very specific goals or objectives in mind, and none of the activities offered are a perfect fit? That’s where needs assessment and program customization come in, designing and delivering an event that meets your specific requirements. Virtually all team […]

How Every Employee Can Benefit from Leadership Training

Leadership training isn’t just for leaders. If your organization is thinking about leadership training too narrowly, you could be missing out on big opportunities to improve communication, collaboration, and productivity across your enterprise. Companies often view leadership training as something that’s helpful for new managers, as well as junior managers looking to advance within the […]