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Team Building Ideas

Sometimes a company needs to collectively take a break and give its hard-working employees the chance to unwind. Once people get to know each other on a personal level, rather than through the veneer of professionalism and office politics, it can often become easier to work with one another on a day to day basis. And a shared experience can do wonders in terms of bringing people together.

But what sort of day will everyone appreciate? In most companies, there’s such a variety of individuals that it can be hard to cater to everyone’s tastes. It may be the case that some of the typical team building activities you would assume everyone would enjoy may be unsuitable, or perhaps make some members of staff feel uncomfortable. Nothing is worse than putting the effort into a special day for everyone to enjoy, only to find that no one seems to be having a particularly good time.

That’s why it is important to assess all the options available to the company. Decide on a rough budget and shop around to see what’s available. Failing to do this could lead to an embarrassing moment at a later stage, when you realise you’ve missed out on a truly memorable team-building opportunity.

When it comes to deciding which activity to do there are certain “go to” activities that seem to work well in most office situations. One modern classic is paint balling. A company can organise themselves into teams (or death squads), pick up their weapons and get either as tactical or as Rambo as they like. Cue rudimentary military sign language and terrible Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions. Usually there will be a variety of scenarios to play through, such as sieges, capture the flag and sometimes even historic reenactments.

But sometimes the idea of paint balling won’t appeal to certain members of a team. For a more refined day out, a team cookery session can be a great activity, and usually an activity that is universally liked by the group. Corporate days are available for almost all styles of cookery, from traditional English to Thai. This is great way to get teams to gel, whilst simultaneously broadening their culinary horizons.

There are also a variety of rather more unorthodox corporate days that have emerged in recent times. Smoothie making, sumo suit wrestling and even spy days are becoming increasingly popular. Whether you decide to go with a tried and tested day, or something more unusual, team building is an essential part of modern office life.

Allowing for a properly bonded team to form doesn’t make sense only from a HR perspective, but also from a financial one. Studies have shown that people working in offices built on good relationships are actually more productive, with a lower staff turnover.

Team building days are not the only way to build office relationships, but they should form a part of a business’s overall strategy to keep staff happy.

Team Building Ideas; If You Want To Build A Powerful Team Full Of Momentum And Drive, Then Read This Guide To Discover Great Icebreakers, Team Building ... Exercises, And More (English Edition)


  • Author: James B. Tipton
  • Binding: Versión Kindle
  • Format: eBook Kindle
  • Languages: Name: Inglés; Type: Publicado
  • Number Of Pages: 22
  • Product Group: Libro digital
  • Product Type Name: ABIS_EBOOKS
  • Publication Date: 2012-07-19
  • Release Date: 2012-07-19
  • Title: Team Building Ideas; If You Want To Build A Powerful Team Full Of Momentum And Drive, Then Read This Guide To Discover Great Icebreakers, Team Building ... Exercises, And More (English Edition)

Pyramid Scam! Uncover The Truth About Current MLM Business Models

How do you tell a legitimate MLM business opportunity apart from all the pyramid scams plaguing the Internet? Do your due diligence and you’ll find that there are plenty of legitimate home business opportunities awaiting you after all.

When you’re researching a home business idea, it’s a good idea to be familiar with how scams work so you’ll be able to spot one early on and eliminate it from your shortlist.

One of the most common dangers in home business opportunities is called a pyramid scam and it’s fairly easy to spot because, apart from minor variations, it works the same way no matter how well people try to hide the scam.

Basically, a pyramid scam is a non-sustainable business model that requires you to shell out money for the “privilege” of enrolling other people into the scam without so much as product or service delivered in exchange. So beware of any home business idea or opportunity that doesn’t really offer anything of value and asks for money just so you can recruit more people into the system.

The sad truth is that far too many online MLM companies try to pass themselves off as legitimate home business opportunities but are actually nothing more than elaborate re-incarnations of one type of pyramid scam or another. It’s sad because these tend to resemble some aspects of legitimate MLM home business opportunities. It has given the entire MLM industry a bad rap and made it more difficult for genuine entrepreneurs to earn money online.

For your own protection, look for a safety logo issued by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to identify genuine MLM companies. You can also run the domain name of the company you’re researching in alexa.com or domaintools.com to see when it was created. Companies running a pyramid scam usually try to lure people in by claiming to have been around for a long time so if the domain name is relatively new, there’s a good chance they’re not being upfront with you.

That said, if you do find a home business idea that doesn’t raise any red flags, then check it out by all means and don’t be afraid to ask very direct questions. Anyone who is part of a legitimate operation will be more than happy to answer your questions to your complete satisfaction. Don’t let yourself feel pressured into making decisions you’re not completely comfortable with.

With due diligence and enough research, you’ll discover that there really are home business ideas that will allow you to trade in your 9-5 job and reap substantial income from the comfort of your own home. Real opportunities do exist but it’s up to you to navigate between what’s real and what’s not.