Is Teambuilding a Waste of Money?

Recently I came across this very interesting and challenging article in the Harvard Business Review, titled: Stop Wasting Money on Team Building by Carlos Valdes-Dapena In a nutshell, the author argues that most corporate teambuiilding is a waste of time.  He refers to bowling, ropes courses, and the like, and…

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Teamwork vs. Teaming

Did you know there is a difference between “teamwork” and “teaming”?    I didn’t either until I watched a great TED talk by Amy Edmondson, which you can watch here.   It’s called “How to Turn A Group of Strangers into a team”.   Edmondson suggests that teamwork is what sports teams…

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drclue twitter puzzle #1

Welcome to Dr. Clue’s Twitter Puzzle #1!!!!   Are you ready to travel around the world (virtually), in search of cool mystery locations.  Click here for puzzle #1!   Find all the words in the word search and pull out the letters NOT circled to read your secret message —…

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New Delhi, India–National Museum

A fun site to hold a team building exercise in New Delhi Event Description:   One of the largest museums in India, the National Museum holds a variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. Holding around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin,…

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Mumbai, India – Prince of Wales Museum

A fun site to hold a team building exercise in Mumbai Event Description: Now called the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museum in India. Situated on the southern tip of Mumbai on the ‘Crescent…

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Ann Arbor — Downtown

A fun site to hold a team building exercise in Ann Arbor   Event Description: An appealing site for a corporate team building event, Ann Arbor is the sixth largest city in Michigan and the home of the University of Michigan.  A bustling downtown of elegant shops and restaurants, Ann…

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“Incredible” Teamwork

“Incredible” Teambuilding   The summer movie season is upon us, and the first big blockbuster has landed: The Incredibles 2. Although I enjoyed the new film in a lot of ways, I2 has nothing on its predecessor, The Incredibles (2004). The sequel was a perfectly swell action film, albeit a…

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The Four Traits of Warrior Teamwork

The Four Traits of Warrior Teamwork If you had to pick four traits for your work team to embody, what would they be?  Collaboration, perhaps?  Cooperation? Communication?  Surprisingly, when Steve Kerr addressed his group of 14 men before a morning meeting, he omitted many of the traditional team characteristics, instead asking his group to…

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Minneapolis — Mall of America

A great place to hold a team building exercise in Minneapolis Event Description: the largest mall in the United States and the twelfth largest in the world, the Mall of America (MOA) almost defies description.  Nicknamed (at various times) “The Megamall”, “Sprawl of America”, or “Hugedale”, the Mall of America…

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