Team Assessment Tools

Team Building Assessment Tools

In this team building post, Mary Barry, discusses the team building assessment tools we use in our workshops. She covers what they do, how they are different and key things to consider when choosing one to use for your team.

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In-Person Team & Virtual Team Building | The Future of Team Building, Part 4

In the first 3 parts of this series on the future of team building, in part 1 we have examined what team building is and a brief historical review. In part 2 we examined the world of Virtual Team Building and in part 3 we looked at In-Person Team Building. For this final post in this series, we will take a look at the complex world of hybrid team building which incorporates both in-person and virtual elements.

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Virtual Team Building | The Future of Team Building, Part 2

In the first installment of this series, we explored the definition of team building as well as offering some historical insight. We will now turn to the current world of team building which has undergone a radical change due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting in March of 2020, all in person meetings ceased and along…

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Team Building Definition | The Future of Team Building, Part 1

What is the definition of team building? Ultimately the goal is to create a workplace that provides team members with a fulfilling and supportive environment and has high productivity results. How is this achieved? It can be an organic evolution as a group of people come together, connect effectively, and produce above average results. The challenge with relying on the organic approach is that sometimes it happens and sometimes it does not. To provide a higher likelihood of achieving a positive team culture and superior results we turn to team building.

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In Person Meetings | What to Consider to Making Them Safe Post COVID

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It has been 16 months since we have had an in person meeting with a client let alone delivered an in person team building program.

During this time, we have pivoted and created many great virtual programs to help keep our clients focused, learning and growing. These virtual programs have been great, but we do miss the personal connections made during an in person meeting, workshops and events.

We are encouraged to say that there seems to be a shift in the team building, event, and meeting world and in society in general.

In fact, in a smart and safe way, having an in person meeting for small teams is starting to happen again!

Yet, Planning an in person meeting today involves things you’d never have though of doing before the pandemic. Here are some things to consider.

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New Virtual Leadership Development Program

Today we are announcing a new virtual leadership development program featuring the Lunch and Learn Leadership Development Series(ideal for individuals) and Build Your Own Workshop Series (b-spoke program for teams and companies). Click on the links above to learn more.  If you’re interested in the back story on how and why we’ve created this new…

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How to Improve Virtual Meetings

how to improve virtual meetings

What advice can you give us on how to improve virtual meetings? This is a key question we get during our preview events and when planning virtual team building programs for the groups we work with. Let’s start with the problem.

We have all experienced virtual team meetings that are quite passive and therefore disengaging. There are some good reasons and screen habits completely beyond how we run our virtual meetings that contribute to virtual disengagement and the dreaded Zoom fatigue.

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8 Snack Box Companies You Can Use for Virtual Team Building Events

We often speak with the person or small group of people that have been tasked with organizing the agendas for their organization’s event, and we wanted to provide this quick reference guide on some of what we see to be fantastic snack box options to hopefully ease some of your research.

Snack boxes are a great companion to a virtual team building or training program, and in some cases can provide materials needed for a program (such as juggling balls for The Juggling Act team building program or a healthy, high performance snack companion for a High-Performance Team workshop).

Below is a comparison of a few of our favourite options right here in Canada and our neighbour in the USA.

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