A number of recent studies have found large numbers of unhappy employees who are disengaged with their jobs, disconnected from their company’s mission, and have an unhealthy relationship with their work. But the news isn’t all gloom-and-doom—and there are clear, practical steps employers can take to improve employee happiness.
How can you prove the value of team building? And how can you ensure that you get a positive return? Here’s a look at why some managers may be skeptical about the value of team building, how to set your teams up for success, and how to measure the positive impact of periodic team building exercises.
Do you love taking part in team building activities? Would you like your company to do more of them? Are you unsure about how to approach your manager about this? If your answers are all “yes,” this post is for you!
The bad news is the state of corporate training in the U.S. today is abysmal. The good news is, this is fixable. And companies that do it well will reap multiple benefits.
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?
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?
The key to unlocking the high-performance potential of diverse teams is skilled management. Without the right tools in place for managers to understand and address the different personalities, perspectives, and work styles of team members, there are significant risks of dissatisfaction, dysfunction, and eventually employee turnover. Here are several tools, processes, and programs that can help managers optimize the collaboration, cohesion, and performance of diverse work teams.
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.
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.
Team building helps teams to be more effective and productive. Regardless of how long each individual member of a team has been employed in the organization, any time a new team is formed there are phases it will pass through before reaching full productivity.