Jungle Escape

Positive buzz, measurable results, and improved performance top every trainer’s wish list. It’s also the key to getting management buy-in and achieving professional success. But you won’t get there with lecture-style training or e-learning programs where rows of chairs face forward or the only activity taking place is the clicking of a mouse. The question is…how can you take your training to the next level? The answer is…try adding a training game to the mix. Why Choose a Training Game? Say goodbye to doodling, daydreaming, and worrying about what’s for lunch. Simply put, training games add life to the classroom., Read More

Why can’t these people work together as a team?” If only you had a dollar for every time you heard that plea. So why do some continue to struggle with team performance? After all, it’s not a new or unfamiliar concept. And it today’s world, it’s vital to success, especially with the growing trend toward virtual, cross-functional, and multi-functional teams. A lack of understanding is partly to blame.  Believe it or not, sometimes groups simply don’t “get” what it means to be a team—or how to do it. Sure, you can stand at the head of a classroom and tell, Read More

By Martin Delahoussaye, Vice President, Publishing, HRDQ Ask anyone in your organization and I bet they can easily identify a coworker they feel they work well with and another with whom they find, let’s say, ‘challenging’. Some people seem to click and others seem to clash. The reasoning behind this has a lot to do with personality style. Some style combinations are more complementary than others. If you want the people in your organization to make meaningful improvements to their relationships, there is no better place to start than personality style. It’s square one for interpersonal skills development, and it’s, Read More

Navigating the ins and outs of teamwork can be as difficult as trekking through the jungle.  In the jungle we can try to push through the dense vegetation with no tools – just like we can push teams to work together – but without the right tools we just get nowhere. Teamwork is vital to the workplace but we often don’t know how to deal with teams when conflicts arise and productivity drops.  So, where and how do you start addressing these problems with teamwork?  By demonstrating how a well-oiled team acts and thinks. A well-oiled team recognizes the impact, Read More

A Post by HRDQ President, Brad Glaser. “Why can’t these people work together as a team?” There’s no doubt in my mind you’ve heard that cry for help. If you’re a training professional, you’re well-aware that teamwork is vital to workplace success. After all, the once novel concept is now considered part of the modern organizational structure. This trend will only continue to grow in importance with the emergence of virtual, cross-functional, and multi-functional teams. So why do some teams continue to struggle with the concept of teamwork? Believe it or not, the answer may be quite simple. They probably, Read More

There are many factors in successful teamwork.  When conflicts arise, or performance declines, it’s not always simple to find the root of the problem. At HRDQ, we are firm believers in the effectiveness of experiential learning.  What – at first glance – may seem to be an indecipherable problem might become very clear in the context of a simulation.  By taking our everyday habits into a simulation, we highlight the ways we act as a team.  It creates a safe environment, where skills can be measured in action without jeopardizing an important team project. One of our most popular simulations, Read More

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