Category: Employee Morale Boost

Project Managers Change Expectations and Reduce Stress

I recently read an article about relieving stress.  Peter Bregman, noted author with Harvard Business Review stated, “The best strategy for reducing stress: Change your expectations.” I thought about this approach for team building purposes.  Managing teams can be highly stressful. Stress comes with the territory.  Project managers often live in chaos.  To me, it’s […] more

I Am a Team Building Therapist

I have been called a lot of strange (mostly good) names in my life but team building therapist is a new one for me. I am not complaining; I rather like it. Here is the context. A colleague was asking my advice about using team building activities at his place of business to address low […] more

Great Managers Use Team Building Games

Many people have debated me on this topic. Their assertion is that “great managers don’t play games and great managers are serious-minded about managing people, budgets, time-lines and deadlines. They do not include humor. In fact, the managers who laugh a lot are demonstrating they are not competent.” What? I want to know where these […] more

Include Happiness in Team Building. Really?

It is scientifically proven.  Having a happy mood leads to a better performance with creative endeavors than not having a happy mood.  According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences and published in Scientific American, happy people are technically more likely to be creative.  That’s important when trying to build teams or departments […] more