Category Archives: Tips and Tricks of TeamBuilding

Office Holiday Party. 10 Alternatives

By Susan M. Heathfield

Bolstered by an economy that has made some significant strides over the last few years and healthy corporate profits, a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. shows that more of the nation’s employers are ready to break out their party hats during the holiday season. A new survey shows that not only are companies planning holiday parties this year, but many also expect to increase spending on these employee shindigs.

”In its annual survey on holiday party plans, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. found that 80 percent of companies are planning to host holiday parties this year. Of these, just over 21 percent are budgeting more for their events.” Fortsätt läsa

How to break ice. Fun Questions for Meetings

By Susan M. Heathfiel

Looking for laughter generating funny ice breakers? Some ice breakers are fun and funny, and their goal is to help your participants enjoy meeting each other. Other times, you might want to tie the ice breaker into the topic of the meeting. However, you have a different purpose when you use fun and funny ice breakers to start out your meeting or team building session.

These ice breakers produce laughter that contributes to a genuinely relaxed meeting environment.

Employees who are laughing together are comfortable interacting with the other employees who are attending the meeting. Their laughter keeps the room alive and feeling warm and interactive—exactly what you expect your fun ice breaker to do.

You can use these questions as funny ice breakers. Your participants will appreciate starting out their meeting with laughter in a comfortable setting. They’ll enjoy the chance to share something about themselves, that is not too personal, in a comfortable, supportive environment.

The best part about these fun ice breakers? You supply the question. Your participants who are naturally funny and communicative provide all of the rest. Their interpersonal communication draws laughter and fun to their discussion and responses to these fun questions.

Use Fun Ice Breakers to Generate Laughter

When recommending ice breakers, it is often suggested that you create an ice breaker that will lead participants into the topic of the meeting or training session.

But, these fun questions are an exception to that rule. They don’t necessarily have to lead your participants into the topic of the training or the meeting.

Sometimes, you just want your ice breaker to generate happy feelings and camaraderie. That’s when you’ll want to use these ice breaker questions.

Here are guidelines on how to facilitate and use these ice breaker questions for your meetings, training sessions, and any other work event where you’d like employees to build camaraderie.

Use these sample fun and funny ice breaker questions for your meetings and your training and team building sessions. You will soon become proficient at dreaming up a fun question on your own.

Fun and Funny Ice Breaker Questions

Here are sample ice breaker questions for you to use in meetings. Your feedback about how they worked is always welcome. Use your imagination to come up with fun questions of your own and see how you can develop your own ice breakers.

  • If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?
  • If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
  • If you could live anywhere on this planet and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Tell the group about your choice.
  • What favorite color are you and how does being that color make you feel?
  • If you could choose an imaginary friend, who would you choose and why?
  • If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you like sitting next to you on the bench and why?
  • Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Please share why you picked your time of day?
  • If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
  • If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?
  • If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
  • If you were a city, which city would you choose to be and why?
  • What are your ten favorite foods?
  • If you were a candy bar, which candy bar would you be? Share why.
  • If you were to change your name, what name would you adopt going forward? Why?
  • Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Please share why.
  • If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
  • Share a description of your favorite material object that you already own?
  • What item that you don’t have already, would you most like to own?
  • If you could only choose one vacation destination where would you pick and why?
  • If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would the slogan be? (Examples: ”Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.” ”Bite off more than you can chew.” ” There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”)
  • Pick something out of your pocket or purse and share with the group why it’s important to you.
  • If you could meet any living person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?
  • If you awoke one day as a flower, what flower would you choose to be?
  • If you could choose one hobby that now seems out of your reach either financially or time-wise, what hobby would you take up and why?
  • Thinking about the architecture of houses, what type of architecture is the best fit for you? What appeals to you about your choice? (Examples include mission, traditional, colonial, modern, classical, Victorian, gothic, Greek revival, and American craftsman.)

Use these questions and ones that you generate yourself by knowing your audience and what will amuse your participants. You can’t go wrong with ice breaker fun questions. You can trust that when you use questions like these, your participants will generate the fun.

Make Meetings Less Boring. 5 Ways to do This

By Susan M. Heathfield

Meetings are an inevitable part of business. You share information, brainstorm ideas, generate solutions and create processes and systems. The problem is, many of these meetings are painfully boring, which means that the people who are attending have their brains tuned out.
If people aren’t paying attention and focused, the meeting is just a waste of everyone’s time. How can you make boring meetings more exciting so that they accomplish something?

Here are 5 practical tips:

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How to Build a Teamwork Culture in Your Company

By Susan M. Heathfield

Fostering teamwork is creating a work culture that values collaboration. In a teamwork environment, people understand and believe that thinking, planning, decisions, and actions are better when done cooperatively. People recognize, and even assimilate, the belief that ”none of us is as good as all of us.”(”High Five”)

It’s hard to find workplaces that exemplify teamwork. In the US, our institutions such as schools, our family structures, and our pastimes emphasize winning, being the best, and coming out on top.

 Workers are rarely raised in environments that emphasize true teamwork and collaboration.

Further, the way organizations structure their systems of reward and recognition, compensation, and promotions are the antithesis of teamwork. As long as employees are compensated and celebrated for their individual performance and contributions, you are failing to encourage teamwork.

Teamwork Can Become Your Organizational Norm

Want to find another way? In a mid-sized tech company, the sales department recognized that paying employees for their individual sales encouraged employees to focus only on their own clients. When the organization moved to a new commission system that divided a large portion of the commissions equally to each salesperson, teamwork increased dramatically. Employees went out of their way to make sure that all customers received the full attention of any available sales agent. Fortsätt läsa

5 Ways to Make Your Employees to be a Team. Even When They Work Remotely

by Sheila Marikar

”We encourage everyone to do team calls while walking-put on your tennis shoes and go outside when you need to be on the phone with co-workers, wherever you are. You’re going to be more productive. And a lot of our employees compete against one another in Fitbit challenges, so they get to fight for bragging rights. We’re salespeople–we’re highly competitive. That’s how we connect.”

Toni Jacaruso CEO, Jacaruso Enterprises (travel and hospitality)
No. 948 2017 INC. 5000 RANK
463.8% 3-year growth
$4.6M 2016 revenue Fortsätt läsa

Team’s 4 Figure Income – Reasons For That / 4-х уровневая модель Команды

There’s another useful article on ”Team building tips & tricks” topic.

You are new to Internet Marketing, you join one Affiliate programs, you have your promotion tips, marketing tips, also the affiliate will provide you with the commission plan, and they will give you a personal website just like they are. Now the big question is ”Where am I heading??? ”

”People already know how to heading no where” what you need is a ”team to guide you to heading somewhere”

”Why TEAM Has a 4 figure income”

1. You will not working alone
2. Power of testimonials
3. Do’s and dont’s
4. Friend’s all around the world
5. Up’s and down’s

1. You will not working alone
How does it feels when you work as a team and achieved your goals with Friends that helps you, you can use the power of mailing list by Yahoo Groups to create your own personal team within your business to provide your team with
A. The newest Information within your Affiliate
B. Team Building Tips and Tricks to boost your skills
C. You can help each other, between your sponsors and your downline to share what problems you have while setting up your business. Fortsätt läsa

How To Make Team Meetings Full Of New Ideas

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This article is about teambuilding tips and tricks that relate to team meetings.

You’re at a meeting with key staff. You want some new ideas to address the topic. Looking around at this group of creative, ambitious, bright people, you say, ”Let’s get some fresh ideas on this. Who’s got something?”

Suddenly,you feel like the high-school teacher who has asked a question about the homework no one did. People find their notepads fascinating, others fumble in their briefcases muttering things no one can hear, still others stare into space seeming lost in thought. No one is looking at you.

What’s going on?

There are many reasons for this unproductive response to your query. In my many years of working with groups, I’ve found the reason most often is one of these:

1. People are afraid of looking like idiots in front of bosses and peers. Fortsätt läsa

Make You Expert Team Working Effective

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As a freelance writer myself, I know how important it is to have and keep track of experts to interview. Here are a few teambuilding tips and tricks on the topic :

I always emphasize to clients and seminar participants how important it is to start and maintain a ”Team 100” list – people to support you in whatever you are doing. It is also equally important to start and maintain ”Expert 100” list. For a writer this is almost mandatory whether fiction or nonfiction. However, even if you are a business owner or an employee it is just as important to have this list. One of the experts might be your next employer or a friend of one.

What is an Expert 100 list? Group of people who are experts in their careers who you know a little or a lot that you feel comfortable enough to contact them if and when you have questions in their area. Fortsätt läsa