WorldBlu has published its eighth annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™ with 41 organizations making the list. Teambuilding events and teambuilding activities play a large role in creating a democratic atmosphere in workplaces.
“WorldBlu-nominated organizations model how freedom and democracy in the workplace unleashes the human spirit in order to build high performing companies that change the world for the better,” said Traci Fenton, WorldBlu Founder and CEO.
Creating a high-performance culture based on democratic ideals is not a new idea. Professional consultants consistently utilize team-building events and team-building activities to create successful teams for organizations, such as the 6 Principles That Build High Performance Teams training event for human resource executives, project managers, managers, business development and leadership coaches and anyone who must accomplish work through teams. The following article also promotes a collaborative culture for success: Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage .
Build positive relationships first. According to Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage, the most effective way to lead is by first focusing on one-on-one relationships with your team members. Once you create these relationships with your team members, you are better able to focus on positive aspects rather than the negative aspects within your organization.
The other aspect of building these relationships is that you can shift your focus from a “me” mentality to a “we” mentality in terms of success. Team-building events and team-building activities can help you make the shift within your organization.
Build teams around individual strengths. Every person on your team will have personal strengths and weaknesses, so according to Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage, use everyone’s individual strengths to build each other up, rather than tear each other down. This is even more important during times of stress and strife.
Use your resources. If you are new to the concept of incorporating effective team-building events into your business strategy, consider utilizing the workshops and activities that are available to you. The 6 Principles That Build High Performance Teams teambuilding event and seminar offers participants the opportunity to learn action-planning methods to accelerate positive business outcomes within your organization. The 2.5-day team-building event workshop offers a strategic team development system together with strategies and proven methods for effective and reliable team development each and every time you launch a new team or improve an existing one.
By learning and embracing the six strategies of trust, interdependence, genuineness, empathy, risk and success (TIGERS), you will find that your team members exhibit higher levels of commitment, productivity and team cooperation for your organization. Your organizational mission and values also achieve a much deeper connection with employees.
For organizations that strive to be part of WorldBlu’s annual list, start with teambuilding strategies within your teams and focus on democratic values and principles for success. Teambuilding activities are an effective way to change the overall atmosphere within your organization and to teach new strategies to all of your team members on every level.
“People would rather work in organizations that are based on freedom and democracy rather than fear and control,” Fenton said. “WorldBlu-nominated organizations model how freedom and democracy in the workplace unleashes the human spirit in order to build high performing companies that change the world for the better.”
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TIGERS Success Series is a Bend, Oregon Teambuilding Consultant and Training Organization that helps leaders build high performance teams and principle-based work communities. TIGERS was recognized by Inc. Magazine’s entrepreneur of the year awards for the TIGERS Team Development System that takes all the guesswork out of building and improving teams and any group of people commissioned to achieve goals with high performance outcomes. For a free report on the top barriers to high performance team work today click here.