A true team (a bonded group of individuals working interdependently towards a shared goal), will find a way to move forward and get the work done. When technology fails, they’ll find a work around. When the systems or processes come up short, they’ll build bridges and make it work. When ‘their’ work runs out they will proactively find somewhere to contribute positively, and when they lose motivation they will check-in with their colleagues and draw on the energy of their support network. These are the actions of people who are in it together.
Rarely do we seek to understand and do better in our relationships, until we hit a hurdle, roadblock or experience a relational bomb blast like infidelity, work conflict or a marriage breakdown. The problem is most of us don’t truly know what it takes or how to build a good relationship. I’m not just talking about fuzzy warm relationships (although they are included), successful relationships come in all shapes, sizes and varieties; mentor-ships, sports team, acquaintances, family, workplace & customers or neighbours, and all successful…Continue Reading “The 4 Critical Steps To Building Any Successful Relationship”
We spend more of our awake time working than any other activity, so it’s important that we are doing our best to ensure that it’s a positive, enriching experience. We are pioneering ‘Organizational Social Health’ because it is an area of workplace behaviour, values and systems that for decades has been actively ignored, overlooked, stifled and undervalued yet has a hugely impactful effect on personal happiness and organizational success. Personal Happiness ‘..workplace flirting is associated with less job satisfaction among co-workers, and greater levels of…Continue Reading “Pioneering Organizational Social Health”
All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong? —The Beatles, “Eleanor Rigby” There’s a reason why solitary confinement is not only considered punishment, but recognized as dehumanizing, barbaric, inhumane and unethical. We are physiologically wired to connect with each other. That deeply satisfying feeling of togetherness and belonging is a fundamental part of our total health and wellness as human beings. What is ‘social health’ and why should we care? ‘Social health’ is the…Continue Reading “Social Health”
‘Team Building’, seriously WTF!? Firstly, why are we making people do things they don’t like? Almost a 3rd of employees ‘don’t like it’, which is a euphuism really after reading some of the feedback online (its not hard to find). “Every year we have some stupid team building event. Everyone hates them. Sad part is that management truly thinks they are doing us a favor by hosting them, and stand their beaming at us with such a look of satisfaction. We endure them, and fly…Continue Reading “‘Team Building’.. seriously, WTF!!?”
‘If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.’ – Albert Einstein What is team building and why is it important? Team – a number of persons associated together in work or activity Teamwork – a group of persons working effectively together to achieve success Team Building – exercises, activities, tasks or events for the purpose of improving a team’s ability to successfully achieve team work. The quality of the work…Continue Reading “Team Building 101”