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Orientation day can be a deal-breaker for your new employees. How this day goes can tell them if they made the right...
Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...
Office holiday parties can be one of two things. They can be boring and painful for everyone involved. Or, they can be...
Every July thousands of enthusiastic and determined Australians head out into the rugged Gold Coast hinterland on a grueling 96 kilometer cross country course, walking along fire trails, crossing 12 creeks and climbing (and descending) 5,000m of vertical elevation – all within 39 hours. While far from your typical team building scavenger hunt, the Kokoda […]
To fully understand the implications of this statement, we need to understand what we mean by Corporate Culture. Only then can we explore how and why or even IF team building is important. “Corporate culture” is in fact a microcosm of national culture: the beliefs, behavior, dress, environment, habits, traditions, and personal traits reflected either […]
Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies and prizes. Today, as an adult, you can still enjoy a scavenger hunt, but with a slightly different objective in mind. Not that fun and excitement aren’t still part of what it’s […]
Growlithe, Voltorb, and Nidoran enjoying Strayboots hunts in San Francisco! It’s been a few weeks now since Pokémon Go unleashed its digital maelstrom on the mobile gaming world, and there’s been no lack of perspectives offered up on what to make of it all. Hey, what’s one more? That everyone’s felt compelled to […]
Most of us have our own personal methods for problem solving. We all have little tricks and tactics that we’ve developed over the years to compile all the data and solutions we’ve picked up through school, training, and just plain practice. When these skills are brought to a team environment they can easily be capitalized […]
One could suspect that the chaos inherent in cities would decrease productivity; a preponderance of distractions, increased stress levels, and traffic to just name a few. This research shows that when a city doubles in population every indicator of economic growth increases by 15%. Aggregating various industries in the same area helps increase collaboration, purchasing power, […]
Everyone is familiar with the frustration felt from having imparted valuable information, then proceeding to witness those words go in one ear then out the other. Journalist Sydney J. Harris once wrote, “The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting […]
Many job descriptions don’t even begin to cover all of their required tasks, and within most teams there are unspoken roles that aren’t, but should be, clarified. I knew a senior engineer, for example, who was usually employed as a project manager by his office, but whenever there weren’t enough projects the company kept him […]
Fostering a competitive spirit is a desirable outcome of most team building events, but with improper planning or implementation it can also go horribly awry. A Californian home security company allowed a team building exercise to go terribly wrong, resulting in a woman suing her former employers 1.5 million dollars for harassment. Although most people […]
Ninety-three percent of employees who say they feel valued at their job report that they are motivated to do their best work. These are the results of a poll done by the American Psychological Association, which show that there are obvious benefits to organizations for team building events and activities. Despite this, according to research […]
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