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Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...
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(hint: it’s all about that face time) At MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory, researchers are beginning to uncover the mysterious factors that set high-performing teams apart. The good news is that these dynamics are observable, quantifiable, and measurable. And, what’s more, teams can learn them. Here are the factors that the researchers identified as characteristics of […]
As we barrel along into 2018, you might be thinking it’s time to reflect on the latest HR research and best practices as you plan for the coming year. Well aren’t you lucky! We’ve scoured recent research to put together a list of 15 of the best HR statistics to help guide you through this year. So […]
Recent research has revealed that the United States is the most overworked developed nation in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 299 more than French workers.” All this overwork is taking its toll. 83% […]
Gamification is changing the nature of learning. This applies to all types of learning, including team building and team training in the workplace. Gamification refers to using competition and strategy in order to practice team collaboration and engage employees. For companies, it’s an innovative way to combine play with workplace learning. Games Increase Learning Engagement […]
If you haven’t broken your new year’s resolution yet, congratulations! Yes, we know it’s only mid-January. But according to science 31% of people have already failed to keep their resolution going. By the time we reach February, this number will have risen to almost 50%. By the end of the year, only 9% of people […]
Maybe you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. Sounds pretty serious, right? Well, it’s not exactly true. You’re not going to die prematurely just because you’re spending your working days at a desk. That’s because it’s not sitting that’s damaging to health, but inactivity in general. The health threat of inactivity is highest […]
Don’t miss out on the top team building trends of 2018. Some noticeable practices are becoming more prominent in the wonderful world of team building. As we progress into the new year, companies can take advantage of these popular tools and strategies for creating effective teams in the workplace. These trends include: The use of […]
Many companies drastically underestimate the importance of onboarding when they hire new employees. In fact, 22% of companies have no formal onboarding program at all, while 49% only have a partially successful process. What does unsuccessful onboarding look like? New employees are less productive, stressed, feel disconnected from the rest of the team, and are […]
Wow, what a great year we’ve had at Strayboots! The new year is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect on some of the best events of 2017. We hosted all kinds of scavenger hunts throughout the year, from public interpretative tours to private office orientations. Though we run over 700 hunts annually, we’ve selected […]
Team building is an essential part of any successful organization. Team building activities help employees learn to communicate and work together to solve problems. When employees know how to work collaboratively and use their strengths for the common good, they’re happier and work more efficiently. Team building is even more important for companies with millennial […]
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