As an entrepreneur we are in the alone zone when it comes to the ability to solicit support and feedback for business decisions and workflow. When I work with clients who say "I was organized when... ." Usually had some support to help them stay organized. When you probe deeper it becomes apparent that they had support in the areas they had challenges.
Have you heard the old adage, surround yourself with people who are smarter than yourself? The point of this adage is that you will become smarter and more successful by being around people you can learn from. It's just like learning a sport: to get better at the game you need someone who can challenge and teach you. There is three basic ways to get smarter people working with you.
A corporate retreat is a great way to achieve company cohesiveness and add a little extra "oomph" to what could be just another work day. Whether you need an executive brain storming retreat or are trying to improve staff communication, increase creativity and motivation, or just trying to make your company feel more like family, a retreat away from the office is the perfect answer.
TEAM: 1) a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport; two or more people working together TEAMMATE: fellow member of a team. In 1968 a football team from a small four-year college in the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley of California went to Ogden, Utah to play a highly ranked university. The Matadors were huge underdogs to the Wildcats and had never played in the snow.
A team needs some time to understand each other; they need to get a chance to know each other before they get together on business grounds. The team needs to be comfortable with each other before one expects them to give in positive results. When people enjoy their work and feel comfortable in the work environment, the positive vibes can be easily reflected in the work environment easily;
Let me tell you a short story about John. He is a wonderful Pastor of a medium sized church in a small mid-western town; a town where people lift their index finger an inch off the steering wheel to wave when they pass you on the highway, a place where they stop to ask about your family when they see you in the grocery store. John is a personable and fun guy, and over his years at the church he has done a wonderful job growing his congregation numerically and socially.
The most imperative part of any project is the team. Whether they are chosen and appointed by you or are imposed on you by the project brief - be they directly employed, freelance, contractors, suppliers, consultants or other partners - gaining their commitment to the project is of cardinal importance to its success. The team should be established as soon as possible, during the early phase of the project planning, because by appointing the team early, their ownership and buy-in to the project is maximized, which therefore maximizes what they can contribute.
Building a team is easier said than done. You can gather different individuals into a team but bringing the support, the confidence towards one another, the understanding and the sincerity is something you can't bring through great oratory or official grouping process. To build an effective team, you need to engage them into certain activities which basically ask for the structure of a team along with each getting comfortable with the other.
Today, it is a dog eat dog world out there. In the stress of daily corporate life, a normal employee is always under great pressure about the next friend that he would lose out due to firing or just that he got better opportunities, ever increasing workload, departments getting combined daily, and insecurity of the job itself. You either sit or watch someone eat up in the process or just look for better openings.
Even after a lot of care and planning, sometimes a team building event doesn't go off like it was thought to be. Now there can be a lot of reasons behind that. Many of the event management groups start fretting over the negative aspects of the whole arrangement. Rather than doing that, you should start to analyze it back and start looking for the loopholes which might have been filled up for a better event.