Team Bonding

8 Magic Questions to Transform Your Workday

A strange thing has happened across American workplaces over the past several decades: some walls have come down, yet other walls are higher than ever before. Think about it: most of us work in open-plan offices, created, in theory, to promote openness, transparency, a lack of hierarchy. (And to save money, of course.) The physical…

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How to Put the Me in Team: 3 Everyday Actions

I used to run a lot of Team Building sessions. Yes, yes, I’ll admit it; please don’t judge me too harshly. You know the kinds of sessions I’m talking about: the Trust Falls and ten-pin bowling, the shorthand psychometric tests, the what-nobody-knows-about-me introductions. What can I say, it was the 90s, we were all high…

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Pain Rules: Be a Healing Workplace

You’ve probably observed at least a few of these problematic dynamics in your workplace recently: gossip and cliques inter-departmental conflict complaints about management decision-making frustration over a lack of accountability poor supervisor-supervisee interactions repeated demands for more learning opportunities inter-generational misunderstanding certain individuals working late all the time certain individuals doing the absolute minimum arguing…

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Gut Check – Fun & Laughter

Letting our hair down to be REAL and to allow for fun and laughter in the workplace…oddly even that can be intimidating for some of us, sometimes. Maybe we don’t find enough laughter because there’s something deeper going on for us, and we need to figure out how to break out of the Gloomy Gus…

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Get Your 21st Century Management Groove On

Did you look on the calendar today? Time is creeping by and we’re well past the 2000’s. Before you know it we’ll hit another milestone: 2020. That’s fully one FIFTH into the new century! And yet most of us are still struggling with our old 20th century ways of working. Old attitudes. Old habits. Old…

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