How to Create “Water Cooler” Moments for Remote Employees

Today’s post is written by Jessica Globle, a Media Relations Specialist at Walker Sands Communications. I recently did a webinar for BLR and talked about remote workers. Managers that are not used to working with remote workers would do well do heed Jessica’s tips. The isolation of remote workers is real and managers can head off …

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The Best Team Building Outings For Your Employees

Bonding with your employees can boost morale and build a tight-knit community within your company. The more your employees feel like part of a community, the more they will care about the work they do. Plan a unique and fun company outing that will let employees decompress from the stress of the workplace and get …

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#SHRM 17- Report on Patrick Lencioni

Day three of the conference started off with a keynote address by Patrick Lencioni, the author of the book The Ideal Team Player and founder of The Table Group. His presentation was very interesting and I have tried to capture the high points below. The old model Lencioni started off by telling us that the …

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Out of ideas for a company outing? Try this.

It is getting to be that time of year when companies will conduct outdoor training exercises for management teams or just hold teambuilding exercises for groups of employees. Many of these have been outdoor adventure, rope exercises or orienteering. Those are getting to be old hat, perhaps it is time to try something new. Heavy …

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Team Building in the Great Outdoors

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  Building camaraderie with your co-workers is an important piece of a healthy working environment — it helps create a stronger and more communicative team. One of the many enjoyable ways to build camaraderie is by heading out to the great outdoors. It gives each person a chance …

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Corporate Climbing & Other Team-Building Adventures

Today’s post is brought to you by SocialMonsters.org.  When people have a personal connection with their co-workers it reduces conflict, improves productivity and creates a more stable work space for everyone. While team-building activities can be helpful, larger adventures get co-workers out of the office and out of the mindset of work activities. Suddenly people …

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Future Friday: What is “social loafing” and how will it affect your company?

I was reviewing one of my favorite books, The Future of Work by Jacob Morgan, in preparation for another article I am writing and a webinar I am creating. In a discussion on the future of work and the size of teams Morgan brought up something called the Ringelmann Effect and the concept of social …

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Why it is important to hire the best people and not just talent

We all know that the big drive in today’s business world is to hire the best “talent’ around. But did you know that it is important to hire the best people as well. Research has shown that your behavior is impacted by the behavior of the people you surround yourself with. Who you work with …

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4 Team Building Activities That Give Back to the Community

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org For a company’s morale, it is important to periodically host team building exercises. To build an engaging rapport and trust between employees, leaders should consider connecting team building with an emphasis on charitable organizations. Here are four ways to team build and give back …

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