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Author: Why Team Building

4 Simple Reasons Why Team Building Is an Important Financial Investment

There is no disputing the fact that strong office relationships lead to improved job satisfaction and a more successful work environment. This is why team building is so important. The more engaged your workers are, the more your company culture will benefit and the more you will boost your bottom line. Here are some other ways team building is a smart investment. Encourage Collaboration Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Your IT department decides to implement a change and fails to include all of the stakeholders in the decision-making process. Now, your Customer Service team and other...

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7 Wild Team Building Ideas for Your Company

Did you see everyone yawn or roll their eyes when you brought up a scavenger hunt for your next team building effort? Do you keep dragging out the same uninteresting games to get your departments working together? If you have the budget then it’s time to think outside of the box and inspire your workers to do the same by trying one of the following wild team-building excursions. Go on a (Safe) Safari Why not take your team to Orlando, Florida, where you can take advantage of Disney Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek, a three-hour adventure available through Disney...

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Shocking Workplace Truths You Probably Didn’t Know

If Your Job is Your Life.. You Had Better Listen Up!  Do employers really know what goes on at their workplace? Does anyone ever stop to think how many employees die while on the job each year? Do you know that some of your staff are probably dating their co-workers? Here are 10 surprising truths that you may not know about the world of work in the U.S. today. 1. We spend over 90,000 hours at work in our lifetime It might not be the statistic you want to read while fed up at work, but on average...

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Geocaching as a Team Building Activity

Team building is an important time investment for both management and employees. It fosters unity, creates trust, camaraderie, boosts morale, opens up communication and strengthens collaboration. A successful team building exercise translates to an effective activity that will generate engaged employees. Activities for Team Building There are many team building exercises and activities that you can do from games to outdoor sports. The main thing to remember is not to force activities on your staff. It has to be an activity that is enjoyable to create good vibes among employees which in turn will benefit the business or the...

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How to help a colleague whose teen is in drug rehab?

When a colleague confides in you that their son or daughter is suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction it can be a slippery slope to navigate. On one hand you want to help your colleague or friend, but you also do not want to get caught up in a potentially precarious position in the work-place. As a fellow employee and most likely friend, you want to show your troubled co-worker that you care and that you are there for them. But you also need to tread through the turbulent waters delicately. After all, your job is your livelihood and...

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