Browsing the archives for the Arizona corporate team building category

United Not Divided

Politics. Religion. Not much else is able to so strongly unite or divide groups of people. What can teams do to keep things like politics and religion from being divisive forces? Since its football season, we’ll take a look at a football team as an example. While it is not hard to find professional athletes […]

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Laughter as a Learning Tool

Last month’s post extoled the benefits of giving a team time to relax and have a little fun together. Still not convinced that fun and games have a place at work?  Maybe you’ll be interested in to know that even an organization like the U.S. Department of State, that engages in very serious business, advocates […]

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Four Ways to Motivate Your Team

Quick – take a mental break from your work and think about one thing you most enjoy doing when you are off the clock. Chances are, you are motivated to participate in that leisure time activity for different reasons than motivate you on the job. There are many types of motivators, or elements that drive […]

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Collaboration Contributes to Education Transformation

With job security down and expectations up, there is now doubt that it’s a difficult time to a teacher.  There is no shortage of opinions on how to improve the education system. Sadly, the constant barrage of demands – from national and state government, the community and finally the District, may only serve to negate […]

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Give your team an Amazing Adventure

What is it about CBS TV’s Amazing Race that has made it so popular now for 18 seasons? Is it the exotic scenery, the crazy stunts and challenges? Yes, those things are really cool. But One Day Adventures likes to believe that the most compelling factor is the teamwork. The race is so grueling that […]

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The new corporate teambuilding – part 2

“Lori” was participating in a paintball teambuilding event along with her colleagues from the local Arizona office of an insurance company.  From the start of the introduction she seemed pretty uncomfortable with the event.  She was shy and fearful that she would drag down her team or wouldn’t be able to finish the game.  During equipment […]

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Strategies of a high-performing team

Our last post discussed the difference between feeling connected to the mission of a teamand really performing well as an effective team.  While feeling connected might be a component of creating a focused, motivated team it does guarantee that individuals are going to work together well.  This may lead one to ask what this actually […]

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What is a high-performing team?

High-performing teams require relationships built on trust, respect and understanding of each others roles within the team.

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