4 Virtual Team Building Ideas for Remote Teams

Chart Your Course

Team building is essential for a productive, thriving and trustworthy environment. Engaging teams through non-work-related activities is also a fun way for employees to step away from the job for a nice mental break. Whether you want to engage your remote employees more or shake up your traditional team-building activities, here are ideas for creating positive workplace dynamics. Insta-Team Building. Team Fitness Challenge.

50 Digital Team Building Games

Kevin Eikenberry

By John Chen Technology can make our lives easier and more productive – especially when teams are comprised of people working remotely. All of the technology in the world won’t make teams effective or the individuals on them as productive as possible. In this new book, the author puts the need for team building together [.]. Books Collaboration Leadership Learning games remote teams team building

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Team Building We Know What Works

Mike Cardus

One of the most interesting things about the field of teamwork and team development, human-adaptive-systems, are that most of the knowledge and research has been known for generations. Even as we develop artificial intelligence, algorithms, and technological advances – the understanding of human nature and how we interact when we work together is something ancient civilizations had access to, with no need for computers or modern technology. Successful Teams.

Team Building and Employee Engagement Day

Mike Cardus

The images and comments are from a full day Team Building & Employee Engagement Kick-Off program held at the Rochester Institute of Technology RIT. Outcomes of the Team Building included; Have fun and connect in an informal environment. Enhanced inter and intra departmental+ team communication and collaboration. for more details – Team Building and Employee Engagement Day. Had the honor of working with Pictometry from Rochester NY.

High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Mike Cardus

Back by popular demand, we are very excited to offer the High Performance Team Building Certificate Program again! "I always thought I was a fabulous team player but wondered why my team struggled so much. Since taking this program, I’ve learned there are so many things I could have been doing to help my team work better together. University at Buffalo School of Social Work: High Performance Team Building Certificate Program. -

Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Where Dan lost me was on point #4 – Teams Decide by Consensus. In recent months I have observed a decent amount of politically correct discourse on the topic of team building and equality. The gist of the argument seems to be that for teams to be productive, employees have to feel “empowered&# by having an equal voice. And as odd as it may sound, one of the greatest impediments to building productive teams is practicing management by consensus.

Team Building Agenda: Kick-off Program for IT Leadership Team

Mike Cardus

Occasionally I create a Team-Building program agenda that is good enough to share. Below is the Day-1 ‘Kick-off’ program to 4 months of work I will be doing with an IT Leadership Team. IT Leadership Director Team Building & Leadership Agenda – Kick-Off. Groupings Mixed Teams & Functional Teams. Additional content will be shared on Team Development and Management. Content talk about: o 4 psychological needs of people on teams [link].

Team Building and Leadership Development in New Jersey

Mike Cardus

Facilitated a train-the-trainer team building and leadership development program with Stevens Institute of Technology ? Objective of the Team Building & Leadership Development: Providing all team members with skills, tools, and facilitation that will allow them to find strengths within themselves, their fellow orientation leaders; and to develop skills in facilitation for the Incoming Student Orientation. Outcomes: Increase team work.

April 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Karin shares: “One of the true delights during this challenging time of social distancing is watching the creative use of technology—not only as we work from home, but in our personal lives as well. Liz Weber of Weber Business Services provided Can You Lead When Your Team is in Crises?

10 Incredible Team-Building Trips You Wish Your Company Would Do.

CO2

No-we’re not talking about honeymoons, but rather, team building trips taken by some very fortunate employees. Technology and its role in travel 2.0 RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

April 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, productivity, development, engagement, team building, and more. Each person you work with has a unique way to perceive and handle a stressful situation, such as a technology breakdown. David writes: “You’ve drafted an email or remarks to share at an upcoming team meeting and are ready to hit send or present, respectively. Team Building.

3 Strategies to Build Inclusive Teams

N2Growth Blog

If you’ve ever played a team sport like soccer or basketball, you quickly learn that while it is helpful to have an “all-star” player, the best teams leverage the talents of all their players on the field and elevate everyone’s game in order to consistently win.

January 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. ” Marcella Bremer of Positive Culture contributed Positive Team and People: Purpose. The question for purpose may fuel yourself and your team. And how about your team?” Team Building. Time to rally the team.” Welcome to the January Leadership Development Carnival!

Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

Let's Grow Leaders

This month’s festival gives tips about favorite tools and technology. As an entrepreneur with many projects on the go, Patrick Hankinson of Hello Focus grew frustrated with current tools on the market, finding that none of them really kept his team focused, becoming harder to manage as the team grew. Becky Robinson of Weaving Influence shares “My team uses Basecamp for every project, and using Basecamp helps us stay focused to deliver what we’ve promised.

How to Be a Top Leader for your Remote Team

Lead Change Blog

Your remote team is the future of your business. This point was the only place where the employees could access vital job-related files and collaborate as a united team. With that in mind, let’s see how leaders can integrate their remote teams into the culture of the company. The only uncertainty factor surrounding the status of a remote team is the lack of face to face communication. Even though they work remotely, the purpose of having a team is to work together.

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The Smart Side of Rewards and Recognition

QAspire

With automated work processes, real time metrics and sophisticated HR technology available, it is easier than ever before to recognize people for their efforts in the right direction. It also builds a culture of growth and learning. Here is an excerpt from my 2012 post titled “ Building Engaged Teams with Power of Appreciation ” – “ People work for reasons beyond pay. Also Read: Building Engaged Teams with Power of Appreciation.

Praise for the High Performance Teambuilding Program

Mike Cardus

His easy-going and humorous way of running our class was a great example of exactly what we came to learn: how to lead a high-performing team.”. Below are some of the kind comments and feedback from the High Performance Team Building Certificate Program , I taught through the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Even though the class is over, if you are interested let us know …we can do the same class or something similar for your company and team.

What Makes It So Hard to Let Go?

Next Level Blog

Earlier today I was presenting a Leading Next Level Teams workshop to about 70 senior leaders in a global financial services company. It was a fun session made even more so by the use of a cool interactive technology called SpotMe where everyone could use special iPads to answer a few questions I was interested in. Personal Presence Team Building fear Growth letting go

7 Reasons Collaboration Breaks Down

Let's Grow Leaders

Sure working with partners around the globe is logistically more tricky, but becoming easier each day do to amazing technology. Authenticity & Transparency Career & Learning Communication Energy & Engagement collaboration conflict team building teamwork true collaboration Great ideas come in halves , these are the words I hear often from my LGL en Español partner, Kay Valenzuela. I believe it. Work is enhanced by true collaboration.

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Strategic Planning with Biel’s Document Management

Mike Cardus

We provide innovative document management solutions using digital and microfilm technology. Buffalo NY Corporate Team Building Images Organization Development Team Building Western New York biels document management buffalo ny team building strategic planning team planning For the 3rd year in a row I had the pleasure of facilitating Biel’s Document Management Strategic Plan.

Techniques to Improve Employee Efficiency

Strategy Driven

Invest in team building activities. Therefore, you can talk to professionals from camp staff training Dallas offer team building activities. Nowadays, it’s even easier, thanks to advanced technology.

Do More, Together: 5 Effective Ways to Improve Collaboration Among Employees

Strategy Driven

Run Team-Building Exercises. Team-building is another classic route to better collaboration. They bring people together around common goals and foster team-work in the process. Good team-building tasks inevitably make people smile, laugh, and bond.

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Working & Managing Across Generations. 60 Minute Speech

Mike Cardus

This session engages participants to: Explore generational differences and their assumptions to the access of information in order to effectively manage tasks, teams and people. Explore technology and its application to work and social interactions. Realize that as generations enter and leave the workforce, competency and respect for people are what drives successful organizations, teams and people. Working and Managing Across Generations.

The Collaborative Organization

Kevin Eikenberry

What has changed is the complexity of organizations, the size of organizations, the increasing desire for speed, and the dispersion of team member both from a traditional office and around the globe. Technology over the last several years has provided [.]. Books Collaboration Leadership Learning knowledge management organization team building technologyBy Jacob Morgan Organizations need to collaborate to be successful. This has always been true.

4 Aspects Job Seekers Are Looking for in 2019

Chart Your Course

As GetKisi.com notes, employees who work at a secure job site are happier and tend to be more productive; you want your team to feel at ease when they are at work, and assure them that you have a system in place to insure just that. If you do not already have a security camera system set up, Lorex Technology offers a wide range of affordable and easy-to-install cameras that capture great footage both during the day and at night.

Three Keys to Product Management Success

Lead on Purpose

Start by focusing on three simple, yet powerful, keys to success: Know your market: Get a clear understanding of the market where your products compete, and work diligently to stay out in front of new trends and technologies. Work with the sales team; understand how they sell your products. Provide clear direction: One of your key directives as a product manager is to provide clear direction to the engineering/development teams.

5 Questions to Ask on Your First Day Managing a New Team

Survive Your Promotion

Taking over leadership of a new team can be a challenge. When you come in the door as a manager, all eyes are on you, and what you do during the first few days and weeks will set the stage for how you are perceived, and how you relate to your new team members. Here are five great questions to get you started: Who is on my team? Almost all businesses are made up of relationships between teams and departments. Who needs my team’s help?

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7 Ways To Build An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

The workforce included a blend of long-term employees with a rich company, product/service and customer history, employees who had been at the company for five to seven years, and then new hires with a fresh perspective and keen sense of new technologies and techniques. A group of employees served on an activities committee with as little top management influence as possible , to plan at least monthly team-building, networking, education and charitable activities.

Ideas For Change Within Teams & Organizations

Mike Cardus

Recently I was sent an email from a past client, asking me for some advice, team building activities and programmatic ideas about developing programs for change within an organization. Here are some ideas of processes that may prove effective, while not specific activities the process works; 1st example – working with a large technology firm that was about to roll out a new product.

5 Questions to Ask on Your First Day Managing a New Team

Survive Your Promotion

Taking over leadership of a new team can be a challenge. When you come in the door as a manager, all eyes are on you, and what you do during the first few days and weeks will set the stage for how you are perceived, and how you relate to your new team members. Here are five great questions to get you started: Who is on my team? Almost all businesses are made up of relationships between teams and departments. Who needs my team’s help?

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Listening Enough is Caring Enough: 11 Gentle Reminders

QAspire

Technology can be an impediment to effective listening. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Managing Communication Self Growth Team Building Conversation Effective Listening HR Listening We are living in a world of attention deficit where no one has the time to listen. From what I have observed, organizations suffer from a listening crisis. Everyone has the answers and everybody wants to tell their story.

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Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

Chart Your Course

For instance, Mary is the expert for customer service problems, or Jose is the guy for technology issues. The start of a new year is a great time for companies to assess their corporate environment. Consider it your corporate culture resolutions list. Here are six steps to get you started in the right direction. Be the leader. A winning corporate culture starts at the top.

Nine Rules for Employee Engagement

Chart Your Course

This desire has increased in recent years, due to the rapid pace that technology is changing the way businesses work and the skill sets they require. Many large corporations have whole teams committed to gathering data and submitting their application. While some businesses still resist this trend, modern technology has leveled the playing field for telecommuters and in-office staff.

Managing performers and potentials – 3 steps

Lead on Purpose

But if your end goal is to build a more robust talent pipeline (and it should be), performance can’t be the only point of entry. He reports on trends, technology, and best practices in talent management, with work featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Information Weekly, and the NY Times. —. The Product Management Perspective: Most product managers do not manage teams and may not have much input into hiring procedures. Guest post by Kyle Lagunas.

Workplace Trends – The Portfolio Career

Survive Your Promotion

For some it’s because their employers are seeing the value in flexible working arrangements and leveraging technology to allow employees to work remotely. Career leadership Living Differently Management Motivation Team Building Uncategorized Work/Life Balance Consulting Flexibility Freelance Great Recession Portfolio Career Workplace Change

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Four Ways to Grow Your Business

Chart Your Course

Plus more than half say the bad economy is the main reason for their troubles, followed by changing technologies and an increase in direct competition. Coming soon from Chart Your Course: Building Your Business Bootcamp. Employee Retention Free Business Articles Good Places to Work Growing a Business Talent Management Team Building The Navigator Newsletter

Part 2 of 4 Authorities That Every Manager Must Have: Authority to deselect a subordinate after due process

Mike Cardus

Manager: a person in a role in which he or she is held accountable not only for their own personal effectiveness but also for the output of others; and is accountable for building and sustaining an effective team of subordinates capable of producing those outputs, and for exercising effective leadership. Have you or do you work in a place that allows managers to de-select a person to work on their team?

Using Your Smart Phone to Gather Information; Cheating or Wise Use of Resources?

Mike Cardus

I was leading a High Performance Teams Workshop and part of the workshop is an interactive simulation called the Marshmallow Challenge. During the simulation I saw that team crowded around this person and they were looking at his IPhone. During the processing I tried to get the team to share that they had some extra information / access to resources that they used, they did not talk. The team may decide what and how useful the information is.

Having a team communication plan is great…making it work is something else

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Wayne Turmel for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * The German general Carl von Clausewitz famously said, “no plan survives the first [.].

Do Your Meetings Suck? How do You Know?

The Practical Leader

Facilitation — set and follow meeting ground rules (such as distracting screen time), asking more questions, fostering true debates, agenda time management, polling the group live or with technology, and “brainwriting” rather than brainstorming conversations. Are your meetings symptomatic of deeper team and organizational issues? Raise your hand if you’re an above average driver.

Planning; Nothing Magical Just Your Work

Mike Cardus

It Unifies the organization and your planning process to make your team and leaders better. No technology or rote process can give you the “correct” plan – BUT a solid process for planning can guide you to the best plan for your team and you. Corporate Team Building Exponent Leadership Process Leadership leadership coaching Management manager training Team Training getting work done organizational development planning planning at the exective level Team Building

Revitalizing Strategic Planning: Workshop

Mike Cardus

The need for short-, mid-, and long-term planning will always exist as a critical factor in successful business regardless of changes in technology. Our entire management team found Michael to be energizing, engaging and extremely astute. He helped our team to formulate realistic project plans to enhance our bottom line. I learned so much more about my team and what we are capable of. Interested in Revitalizing the Strategic Planning of your Organization and Team?

7 Keys To An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

The workforce included a blend of long-term employees with a rich company, product/service and customer history, employees who had been at the company for five to seven years, and then new hires with a fresh perspective and keen sense of new technologies and techniques. A group of employees served on an activities committee with as little top management influence as possible , to plan at least monthly team-building, networking, education and charitable activities.