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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, … Continued


How Use Team Building and Virtual Training to Equip Teams for Remote and Hybrid Work Environments

Although COVID-19 is (hopefully) behind us, the pandemic will have long-term impacts on the working world. Having grown accustomed to, and comfortable with, working remotely, many employees are resisting a return to the office. Though managers would generally prefer to have everyone physically back in the workplace, given the tight labor market and projections for … Continued


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 … Continued


How team building combats passive aggressive behavior

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, … Continued


Dominion Energy wheelchair build for charity

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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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 … Continued


How Team Building Creates More Effective Teams

As technology automates more and more simple, linear tasks, more of the work that people do involves collaboration. Put another way, professionals today spend less time on individual, solo tasks than in the past and more time working as part of a team. New products are designed by teams. New software is developed by teams. … Continued


Four Ways Team Building Makes New Employees More Productive, Faster

How long does it take for a new employee to become fully productive? Estimates from different studies vary widely, from six months to eight months to a year to as long as two years. The process of onboarding a new employee (or a current employee transitioning into a new role) can’t be skipped over or … Continued


How Team Building Jumpstarts Employee Morale

Burnout. Turnover. The Great Resignation. Labor shortages. A common thread across all of these issues is low employee morale. The good news is there is a solution—an answer that’s more effective, more fun, and less costly than big pay increases. As noted here previously, team building should be job #1 as employees return to work … Continued