What makes a group of people working together be called a team? It’s the familiarity, fraternity and most importantly the trust that helps strengthen the bond between colleagues. Without these qualities, the chaos is guaranteed. The absence of this bond makes a reserved group of workers with a lack of sharing of problems, and a hostile environment which ultimately results in poor performance. That’s where corporate team building activities come into play. To make sure that the members of a team know and trust each other enough to work together and produce better results, businesses invest in team-building activities. But there are times when people find a team-building activity more mundane than their work. So, what is the key to designing and conducting a team-building activity tha...
Meetings are an integral part of the business experience. You need to be able to convey information to your employees in a private and welcoming environment. However, meetings aren’t just about you talking to your employees. They're also useful for establishing some mutual communication and getting employees’ opinions on the matter. It’s a real shame when employees aren’t very talkative during meetings. If they are too shy to speak up, you won’t get the crucial feedback you need to improve on things you might night have noticed. As long as employees are silent, the meetings aren’t completely effective. You have to find ways of making them talk and express themselves.
Find out why they might be holding back
Sometimes, the crux of the issue might not be easily apparent. If employees ...
Making a conference call seems simple enough until you get into the logistics of things. This isn’t a regular phone call where you just chat with your personal or work friends. It is a serious business meeting over the phone which should contain all the right information and proper levels of professionalism. Conference calls can be easy to crack if you have enough patience, confidence, and follow the right tips. In this article, you'll learn the recipe for a successful conference call.
1. Write it down
If you’ve got a lot of topics to cover in this call, don’t do it by heart. It’s easy to lose your train of thought or to forget to say something important during the call. This is even more likely if the people on the other side of the line have a lot to say themselves. To avoid fumblin...
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