Archive for the ‘Team Building’ Category

Factors That Affect Teamwork

Teamwork in any organization is important and essential for it to succeed. For an organization to achieve its goals, it needs to run like a well-oiled machine composed of different parts working together. Teamwork becomes the oil that makes everything keep on running smoothly in any organization or company. But where teamwork is greatly needed, […]

Practicing What You Preach

Many managers, including you, may have demanded for change and continuous improvement in your workforce.  However, your employees have complained that your actions do not match what you intend to say.  If you want change, of course you have to be part of that change as well.Behave how you want to see from otherBefore even announcing to your employees that they should wear their company ID at all times, wear yours throughout the day.  Seeing how the managers perform the actions and behaviors you …

How to Start a Book Club at the Office

One very great way to develop communication between employees in a workplace is by creating a stimulating activity that a lot of colleagues can take part.  One such event is a book reading club, wherein a group of employees voluntarily read the same book.  You can combine a book club meeting to a regularly-scheduled discussion to double the book’s impact.  A book club meeting begins with one employee leading the discussion about the week’s assigned chapter, then let other members their thoughts …

Managing Generation Gaps in the Workplace

Companies nowadays have a diverse work force consisting of employees of various ages and generations. It is only in these recent times that organizations employ four generations of workers in the same office, mainly because of improved lifestyles that make the Baby Boomers live longer yet able to perform the tasks at hand. At hindsight, however, it also reflects how many of these older employees are not able to secure themselves of a worry-free retirement.With workers of different generations ha…

How to Tell People Their Behavior is Unacceptable

There are people whom we may view as obnoxious, selfish, deluded, pompous, or other negative qualities.  However, you do need to note that these “bad people” do not actually realize that they are doing anything bad.  If you find a person’s behavior as anything but acceptable, here are some suggestions to address that to them.Ask permission to speak on the matterBefore giving the other person a piece of your mind, ask if he or she would like to talk to you.  Ask them if they have a minute or two …

What is Employee Empowerment?

It is a wrong impression that employees are only allowed to follow what their superiors and the CEO dictate, when in reality employee empowerment has become a norm in the workplace.Employee empowerment has to do with enabling or authorizing certain employees to think, behave, take action, and control the work in the office. This empowered employee could also decide on autonomous matters.The organization is responsible in creating a work environment that helps foster the ability and desire of emp…

Celebrating Halloween at Work

Companies like to share the holidays with their employees, and this Halloween season is a great way to celebrate while at work.  There are several reasons why Halloween is one of the most popular holiday among adults, first is that the holiday is not connected with any religion, making it rarely offensive among diverse employees.  It also brings out the inner child in us, as well as creates a motivational, teamwork-oriented work culture.  There are many ways to celebrate Halloween at work, remin…

Creating Alliances at Work

Working in an organization simply out of money and benefits can make a boring office life. Employees tend to seek for challenges within their own work, wanting appreciation from people they hold in esteem, even wanting the boss to notice that they are performing more than what is expected of them. Overall, people aim to accomplish their own personal work mission. And in order to achieve such feat, they need allies at work. An ally is an associate who provides assistance and, more often than n…

Minimizing Workplace Negativity

When your employees seem to dwell on negativity, it is not just coincidence.  Workplace negativity is an increasing problem among organizations, which is caused by a variety of reasons such as loss of confidence, control, or community.  If left untreated, persistent workplace negativity saps the energy of your organization and diverts critical attention from work and performance.  As a human resource professional, you need to be in touch with your employees throughout the company.  Here are some…

Creating Team Norms

Now that we have established the essentials of team norms, the next step is to create these norms so that each team member learn to interact with fellow members, as well as those outside of the team, effectively and successfully. If you lead a team that has difficulty of interacting with each other, perhaps you need to follow these steps in creating and developing team norms.Form a charter – Draft a list of proposed team norms that you want to project in your team. You could also follow team nor…