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5 Team Building Activities (That Don’t Suck)

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When you hear the term “team building” what comes to mind? Standing in a circle playing Two Truths and a Lie? Ropes courses? Or a company picnic with field day games? Yeah, I’m cringing a little too. But there can be a real benefit to team building activities, if they are done right. Team building activities help with facilitating positive …

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Video or IM? A Communication Flowchart for Virtual Teams

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Working outside the office is now the new norm, which means the “office” is now a digital workplace. Instead of conference rooms, break rooms and adjoining cubicles, virtual teams now use video conferencing, social media and instant messaging to manage workflows, communicate and build better teamwork. However, now that your virtual team has so many tools at your disposal, how …

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How to Recreate Water-Cooler Chat for Virtual Team Building

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Water-cooler chat: A brief, marvelous moment in the workday when employees share office buzz and tales from the weekend outside of their cubicles—and a must-have for virtual team building. Bonding, constructive criticism, knowledge sharing and innovation are the fruits of such spontaneous communication. But when your workers’ only interactions are online or on the phone, how do you capture the …

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What’s the Best Virtual Team Building Activity You Can Do?

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Virtual happy hours, remote office tours, online show-and-tell—everyone loves to get creative with virtual team building activities to bond and play from afar. So what’s the best virtual team building activity you can do? Create a plan for better communication. Sure, it’s not as exciting as beating your boss in a video game or as funny as your icebreakers, but …

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20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building

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Whether we admit it or not, work relationships matter to our quality of life, and whether we’re virtual or in an office, teamwork helps us move faster and inspires greater innovation. Here are 20 teamwork quotes to inspire team building from near and far. 20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building from PGi “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together …

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The Increasing Importance of Virtual Meetings for Team Building

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Team building is a challenge. Getting different personalities to work and succeed together is a task in itself, but with the addition of distance and physical barriers, team building becomes increasingly more difficult, as well as increasingly more important. Without ongoing communication and tools like virtual meetings, virtual teams cannot develop cohesive work relationships, and in turn, group goals suffer. …

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Quiz: Does Your Virtual Team Show You Love?

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If your virtual team had a collective pulse, would it be a strong gallop or a weak thud? Healthy working relationships matter just as much, if not more, for remote workers to efficiently reach group goals. However, these teams face a slew of communication barriers, from missing body language cues to unstructured project management. These obstacles make collaboration difficult, let …

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The Importance of an Unproductive Team

The importance of an unproductive team

Yes, that’s actually my team up there. And yes, we’re actually like that. I’m just going to come out and say it: I love my team. We’re a tight-knit group of creative, intelligent, savvy weirdos and we don’t care who knows it. Being part of a team that you feel connected to and engaged with can play a huge role …

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3 Virtual Team Building Activities for Happier Holidays

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As we try to bring a little extra gratitude into the workplace this month, our thoughts turn to all of the great events that mark the holiday season in the workplace: holiday parties, team get-togethers, But what about virtual teams? With the increasing prevalence of flexible and remote work opportunities, teams can be more dispersed than ever before, across town …

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Telecommuting Tips: Building Rapport on Virtual Teams

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Workplace trends show that telecommuting is the future of work, but separated by miles, virtual teams struggle to develop working relationships. Without conversational moments by the break room microwave, or a cubicle neighbor to borrow a highlighter, how do virtual teams build rapport` Telecommuting Tips: Becoming More Successful & Trustworthy Virtual teams are beneficial and even critical to some businesses. To be …

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Combat Summer Slow-Down with 5 Team Building Ideas

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Companies across the United States are implementing seasonal flex days and short weeks to remedy the so-called summer slow-down. Between the kids being out of school and your colleagues showing off photos of their fabulous vacations, it’s easy to see why summer is known for lower office productivity. If “Summer Fridays” are not on this summer’s agenda there are many …

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5 Awesome Virtual Team Building Activities

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To create a successful and efficient virtual team, everyone must work together as a whole in spite of distance. Each person on the team or in the business will have their differences, but those that look past each other’s differences and focus on the accomplishments of the entire group will thrive. Using quality virtual meeting software enables each employee or team …

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