corporate team building activities

October 23rd marks the 55th anniversary of the Smurfs.  Today is a day to pause and take note of the exemplary teamwork embodied by these little guys. From Wikipedia: The Smurfs’ community generally takes the form of a cooperative, sharing, and kind environment based on the principle that each Smurf has something he or she is good at, and thus contributes it to Smurf society as he or she can. In return, each Smurf appears to be given their necessities of life, from housing and clothes to food without using any money in exchange. Now the Smurfs, of course, live, Read More

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2 – 3 pm ET Presented by Laurie Ribble Libove Building a high-trust culture could be considered the Holy Grail of OD professionals. It’s a daunting task – perhaps a “mission impossible” – but once achieved, it can be the ultimate efficiency and productivity tool, providing a strategic advantage that competitors find difficult to duplicate. But high trust comes with costs, too, and many argue you simply can’t train for it. In this webinar, author and organizational development specialist Laurie Ribble Libove will challenge those naysayers by presenting a comprehensive model for identifying, achieving, and maintaining, Read More

Maya Angelou We’ll be celebrating Labor Day this weekend – a time that reminds us how important we all are to one another.  Unless you’re out in the wild, growing your own food, building your own shelter, and keeping your mind occupied and spirit fulfilled with the endless wonders of the universe (but, come on – who’s really doing that?), you depend on other people to live the life you’re living. No matter how far from the front line you are, the people that work for and with you have an effect on you.  And you have an effect on, Read More

Finding the true cause of organizational problems requires a great deal of effort, courage, acceptance, and willingness to change. Often, problems aren’t traced back far enough, and the fundamental communication issues at their core are never diagnosed, much less addressed or resolved.  Attempts to get organizational performance back on track, then, may not be successful if problem behavior goes uncorrected. One challenge is that communication is such a fundamental part of everything we do – especially when we work on teams and in organizations.  For communication skills to be examined, evaluated, and improved, they need to have their boundaries tested, Read More

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