teamwork games

Last Friday, HRDQ team members (known as the HRDQrew!) participated in the 5th Annual Bringing Hope Home West Chester STOMPS Cancer 5K fun run and walk. As one of this year’s race sponsors, we took the challenge seriously, and supported each other in both training for, and finishing the race. It was team spirit in action as we cheered each other on across the finish line. Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides both financial and emotional support to local families with cancer. Through their Light of Hope Family Grant Program, they offer a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater, Read More

Team building games are an excellent way to engage participants, make learning active, bring real group dynamics to the surface, and drive home key points. Learning sticks because individuals are immersed in the activity. Whether you choose to use them as a stand-alone learning tools, or as a part of a larger training initiative, team building games can generate quality results. Jungle Escape has been used to train thousands around the globe, and continues to remain a trainer favorite. Participants are transported deep in the jungle during this high-energy team building game. All players participate, develop common strategies and face, Read More

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

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

Our planet has a specific set of resources.  Independently, they’re just a group of things.  But, under the right conditions, when they interact with one another and begin processes in which they are interdependent, they have the ability to synthesize into a thing that has greater capabilities.  (Liquid water and biogenic elements come together and begin processes facilitated by energy from the sun.  With adequate protection and stability, they become life.) In the same way, a specific group of people can work together interdependently and communicate with each other to accomplish common goals.  They can be a team.  These conditions,, Read More

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