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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


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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 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


Three Categories of Team Building Programs for New Employee Orientation

Team building plays a critical role in the new employee onboarding process. It’s as essential as getting set up with a company email account or watching your company’s safety videos—and does even more to get new employees productive quickly. Part 1 of this series detailed why team building is crucial in new employee orientation. It … Continued


The Role of Team Building in New Employee Orientation

Team building activities should ideally be a vital and integral part of your employee orientation process. Here’s why—and it includes a significant impact you may not have thought about. Every company has an onboarding process for new hires: get all the necessary forms signed, assign them a laptop, create their access badge, set up an … Continued


Seven Fun Activities for Bringing Teams Back Together Post-COVID

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall, live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way. The recent IMEX gathering in Las Vegas drew more than 3,300 meeting professionals for in-person education and networking, and Smart Meetings is reporting that urban venues are seeing the return of group business. Concerts are … Continued