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Team building activities Bundle


Posted on November 22nd, 2015 · Posted in Teams

Product Description

We’ve created a fantastic-value teams bundle. Eight great PDF e-guides to help you develop your team-building skills. At half the normal price! Read the guides in this order, and use the tools in each, and you’ll be well on your way to building a better team. (8 pdf guides, 238 pages, 50 tools, for half price!)

1 Why it Teamwork Important?

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This free guide introduces our series on teams. Most organisations see the value in teams. The vast majority of work done in organisations is performed by teams. It’s not that we don’t recognise their value. It’s just that there is much more that teams could deliver.

And usually it isn’t a lack of knowledge that prevents teams from being more effective: it’s that we don’t put into practice much of what we already know. Want to get more out of your team? Find out how in this guide, for free! (27 pages, 5 tools)

2 Build a Better Team

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Teams don’t just happen, they need to be built! Discover the team building ideas that can help you build a better team. This comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide will show you how to: start well; build the team; create a team that performs; and lead a team that can sustain high performance. (37 pages, 9 tools)

3 The Problems with Teams

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Almost all work performed in organisations is done by teams. So, many of the problems you’ll have to solve will be in teams too. This e-guide is packed with practical insights into dealing with team problems, at all stages of their development. And essential reading at any stage of your career! (30 pages, 5 tools)

4 Team Health Check

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This e-guide has been designed to help you create and maintain a healthy team. It will show you how to evaluate the current state of your team’s health and how to deal with your findings. The guide is a great value 24-page tool providing a structured, systematic health check of an existing team. It can be used by:

New team leaders wanting to assess a team soon after taking over.
Existing team leaders, conducting regular management routines.
Any team leader who wants to focus on improving team performance. (24 page tool)

5 Team Building Exercises

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A great selection of team building exercises designed to help you build a better team. They can be used for a variety of purposes such as: introducing ideas; fostering team bonding; developing teamwork skills. Conveniently grouped to help you with teams at each of the four team development stages, each exercise is based on a simple-to-use format. This includes a description of the exercise, its aim, any material or preparation needed, full instructions, and tips for facilitation and discussion. (30 pages, 15 exercises)

6 Leading with Style and Focus

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Your leadership style will determine how you engage with your team, providing motivation and commitment. Your leadership focus will help ensure you apply the right leadership style for the right situation.

Leading with both style and focus are critical for effective team leadership. Find out how to lead teams through the different stages of their development – with the best style and focus. (22 pages, 5 tools)

7 What’s the Problem?

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Most problem solving guides and processes begin with defining the problem. This is important but first we show you how to answer two critical questions:

“Is it the right problem to solve?”
“What opportunities are created by this problem?”

This guide will help you with both questions using a 7-step problem-solving process, plus a great set of tips and tools to use it. These are both general and focused on solving problems faced by teams and team leaders. (35 pages, 5 tools)

8 Making Better Decisions

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Some people argue that decision making is the most difficult aspect of management. They may have a point given its scale and scope, constant presence, and potential impact. There is no doubt that the decisions you make shape the business you are in. So how can you make better decisions?

You’ll find some answers in this guide, again, both general and in the context of team leadership. The guide is packed with practical tools, clear processes, great tools, useful tips, and thoughtful insights. (33 pages, 5 tools)

Fun at work matters!

Posted on June 25th, 2014 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Productivity, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Encouraging fun at work can yield real benefits in the workplace, according to Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher. They write that fun in the workplace can: reduce stress; improve staff…
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4 Ways to Improve Your Next Team Building Event

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Teams

A good team building event is good for employers and employees alike! This guest post from Paul Simms offers some good advice. Although the prospect of a day out of…
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Host a company party: 5 ideas to make it a huge success

Posted on July 26th, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Hosting a company party that is lively and successful can be a frustrating mission for the clueless host. Kathrine Kreger has some tips to design a party that is unforgettable…
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Management style

Do you know your management style?

Do You Know Your Management Style? In this guest article, leading management authority Sean McPheat asks this and some other key questions. Such as: do you know the impact of…
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Fighting employee turnover in the retail environment

Posted on May 25th, 2013 · Posted in Motivation, Productivity, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Guest post from Chris Garrett. The average employee in the modern business setting spends more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else. For most of us full-time work…
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Team building strategies

Team Building Strategies– for a happier team

Posted on December 18th, 2012 · Posted in Teams

Here are some tips on team building strategies (guest post from Kate Simmons). The key to any hard working and happy work force is a happy environment. And we’re not…
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