In this terrible pandemic, it’s not a good idea to gather physically to do anything fun like a company picnic. But let’s face it, keeping morale up is important. We all want to be connected in our isolation. Whether working from home or in some form of isolation, does not mean you can’t do any team events. Zoom and other similar apps allow you to meet virtually, and once you learn the basics, Read More
Is Team Building Important Now?
The pandemic and economic worries have changed our lives Everything is in a state of flux because of Covid-19. Businesses are either slowly opening or getting ready but not sure when they can open. People who are used to seeing their co-workers have been isolated for weeks. Amid all the confusion, team building is not high on the list of activities to consider. Yet, it is still important. More Read More
“Sheltering in Place” and Stuck at Home?
With millions of people "sheltering in place" because of the Corona Virus, it's a huge shift in how we normally live. Being isolated does not have to mean being disconnected. It's a good time to use that old communications tool: the telephone, and call the people you care about. This includes family, friends and co-workers. Just checking in on each other and offering support will help to ease the Read More
Innovations in Team Building- Turn Preconceived Notions Upside Down
You’ve done Boat Building, Team Olympics, a Scavenger Hunt, Cooking, Bocce Ball, Ropes, Murder Mysteries, Escape Rooms and more. So what now?! Yes, most team building providers still offer these options, but the most creative and forward thinking companies are moving beyond the standard offerings. Here are some of the latest ideas and possibilities: Make team building fit your meeting Read More
Find Out How Your Team Is Doing
Every so often (every 12- 18 months), it's a good idea to assess how your team members feel about the team's effectiveness. Here's a very good survey to use in order to determine this. Copy and distribute or email to each member of your team. Ask them to complete it and send it back by a specific date. Remember that if you don't ask, you will never really know. Team Performance Survey Read More
Best New Year’s Resolution part 2
All about team building—and more… LISTEN—fully and with intent to understand. This is one of the hardest parts of communicating. Normally we listen only partially, because we are thinking about so many other things. Or—we listen with intent to respond. This also takes away from our ability to fully understand, because we are listening with a “filter”—formulating what you will say next—not Read More