Team Building

5 Reasons To Have An Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas parties are infamous for being full of mischief and alcohol, so are they worth it? Despite the bad reputation that these parties get, you’ll find that there are many benefits to throwing one of these events for your staff. To convince you of this, we have put together five reasons why we think that you should have an office Christmas party. Keep reading if … [Read more...]

Top 5 Startup Challenges and How to Overcome Them

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you probably noticed that more and more people are launching their own startups. That being said, if you have a good business idea, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it a go as well. However, running a startup can sometimes seem way easier than it actually is. In order to take your startup to the next level, you’re going to face a … [Read more...]

High Employee Retention – A Crucial Component a Successful Business

In an era where young workers are no longer concerned about long-term employment with a specific company, maintaining a high employee retention rate can be challenging. An organization that can sustain its staff long-term reaps benefits such as utilizing fewer resources and time needed to retrain staff, higher production rates, and an overall improved image . Continually … [Read more...]

Hiring in-House or Outsourcing: Which Is Better?

Whether to outsource or hire in-house is a decision that affects businesses of all sizes in all industries. There are merits and drawbacks to both, and which decision is optimal largely depends on what you’re attempting to accomplish. In business, you always want to make the best decision the first time. If you’re contemplating which is best for your business, you have a few … [Read more...]

Only 30% of Your Workers Are Engaged: How to Motivate the Other 70%

According to Villanova University, only 30% of US workers are engaged and inspired at work. That means that 70% of employees are disengaged and uninspired at work. If you let that happen at your business, you could lose productivity. This can impact the quality of your product and, therefore, your profit. To help you get those 70% motivated, here are some techniques you can use … [Read more...]

3 Practical Lessons from the A-Team

Besides just being a super cool TV show, and one that will forever hold a special place in my childhood, I believe we can learn a lot from the A-Team. Here are three simple takeaways: Respected Leaders Trust their Team John “Hannibal” Smith, always satisfied "when a plan comes together," is the clear leader of the A-Team. While the men were still in the armed forces (as … [Read more...]

2 Unique Team Building Destinations to Consider for 2015

I used to absolutely detest team building exercises. Whenever I attended a training or function that required us to break up into small groups and work as a team, I would roll my eyes in the back of my head and pray that it would be over quickly. However, during my time as a serving member of the International Reserve Police Officer’s Association, I got the privilege of … [Read more...]

4 Keys to Building a Strong, Cohesive Team

As a small business owner, you are only as strong and as successful as the group of people that you employ. Create a team of marshmallows and you’ll melt at the slightest hint of heat; but build a team as solid as steel and nothing will tear you down. Although some of a team’s strength and cohesiveness is determined by the team members themselves, there are still some things … [Read more...]