4 Icebreakers to Start Any Type of Meeting

Icebreakers are fun and they give you an opportunity to learn about your coworkers and develop relationships. Games help people relax and show a different side. Strong relationships allow people to trust each other, share ideas and give honest feedback. Ice breakers are a great way to kick off a weekly meeting, quarterly catch up or when introducing a new hire to the team. Here are 4 Ice Breakers for any meeting: High Energy- Have everyone stand in a circle. Tell them the first category. Starting with the first person in line, players must name something that falls into that category within 5 seconds. If they can’t think of something or they name something that’s already been named, they are

Handling the "That's the Way We've Always Done It" Mentality

Working with different generations and different personalities can bring up many challenges. One of the most common we see is dealing with people who have the "that's the way we've always done it" mentality. Change is necessary in any organization, but it isn't always easy for people. The answer isn't to kick those people out of the business, but to help them through the changes. Here are some tips on how to handle this mentality: 1. Explain why the change is happening and is necessary. Show them the bigger picture. Create the desire for change. 2. Include the naysayers in decision making. Bring a mix of opinions together and prepare for their responses ahead of time. 3. If you can get a few

Accelerate Your Career Through Leadership

“I want to be a leader, but I don’t want to manage people.” We hear it all the time. People want to move into leadership positions, but want to manage projects, not people. If you really want to get ahead, make more money, have a variety of jobs and have more fun, improve your people leading skills. Make these shifts right away to advance your career: Be a developer; not a boss. Quit seeing yourself over your team. Envision yourself as a coach; someone who wants to help those around you. Get to know your teammates’ goals and dreams and help them get there. Then, help them set specific action plans to reach their goals that align with your company goals. Quit complaining that you’re soooo bus

How to Create a Sense of Belonging at Work

Most people spend about ⅓ of their life at work. Given that large amount of time, it makes sense that people want to feel they belong and a sense of purpose at their jobs. A new study found that 40% of employees feel isolated at work. Employees who feel this way tend to be less motivated and less engaged at work. When employees feel like they belong, their job satisfaction and productivity increases. Consider the following tips on how to create a sense of belonging for all your employees: Recognize Employees for Their Accomplishments and Uniqueness- Employees want to know that their hard work is appreciated. Tell them when they do a great job and how they added value to a project. Employees

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