Team Building Tools to Motivate & Retain


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Smart leaders use team building tools to strengthen relationship between team members, improve employee retention, and support financial growth. One highly effective activity that assists in building teamwork can make all the difference.

Organizing and leading group activities and exercises are an absolute must for anyone who leads a team of people.

Time and money spent on promoting group trust and rapport is not only a good business practice - it can be a highly profitable investment.

Group activities inspire, energize and motivate your group by challenging each member to achieve his or her personal best.

Effective tools and resources can help to create great opportunities for team members to share and learn from each other. A team that works closely together and communicates effectively is a highly valued asset to any organization.

Teamwork ensures your people aren't duplicating efforts - which costs you money.

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- Delphine du Toit

Even more importantly, teamwork creates "MOMENTUM", and momentum is the 'premium fuel' that propels an individual, team, or company - to new and greater levels of success.

Did you know that the number one reason employees voluntarily leave their jobs to pursue other outside employment is indifference?

Employees who are apathetic or indifferent do not feel a sense of teamwork in their workplace, nor do they feel appreciated or valued by their team leader.

Clearly, any leader who communicates or displays 'indifference' toward a team member (whether verbally or otherwise) is not a true leader.

Encouraging and leading team activities and exercises can assist pro-active leaders in combating the feelings of indifference. 

Is Team Building Really Necessary?

You might be saying, "But I have put in place a great incentive plan, and we always have a good time at our annual holiday party. Isn't that enough?" Answer:  No, it's not enough. Team building is a never-ending function of a strong and healthy work environment.

Team building is as critical to the long-term success of the organization as sales management or expense control.

Remember, your team is a reflection of YOU.

Are your team members happy? Do they show up for work with a purpose of adding value to the team and to the company? Would they recommend others to apply for a position on your team? Do they feel a sense of fulfillment in their daily work environment?

These are questions every leader must continually assess. Hopefully, your team members would answer yes to all of the above. But you need to know for sure because you simply can't afford to lose any good team members.  

The costs involved in retaining a good employee pales in comparison to what it costs to hire and train a new team member. Not to mention the lost sales you realize while going through the transition.

Free Team Building Tools & Resources

Great team leaders leverage the best team building activities use team building tools to achieve greater results. To the contrary, weak teams get weak results. What kind of team are you building?

So what kind of team building tools are needed to create and maintain a strong sense of teamwork in the workplace? Team building examples come in many forms - as you'll soon see. 

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Bottom line, team building doesn't have to be very difficult at all. It's really a simple matter of understanding the true value of your best employees and effectively communicating your honest appreciation to each team member. 

Here is where you get proven team building tools used by some of today's most effective team leaders. Have fun building your team!


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Team Building

40 team building exercises & activities for full engagement.

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My Favorite Things Tool

Guarantees every employee gift is a major hit!

ten key questions

10 Key Questions Tool

Ensure you and your team remember what's important.

jeopardy game

Jeopardy Training Game Tool

Training tool for fun team energy and enthusiasm.


StrengthsFinder Assessment Tool

Help your team understand their respective strengths, making your team even stronger.

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Team Building

Inspirational sayings and quotes to support key messages.

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Team Building
Book Reviews

Learn and grow by reading books on leadership and team building.

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Team Building

Read insightful articles on business management best practices.

Your Team Needs You

All of us have a basic need to be appreciated and valued as a person - not just for getting the sale.

It's the simple everyday things that promote a strong sense of teamwork, for example:

  • Showing your appreciation for a job well done
  • Being consistent and fair
  • Rewarding and recognizing improvement
  • Encouraging team members to maintain balance in their lives
  • Taking an interest in their personal well-being
  • Providing opportunities for best practice sharing and personal development

To promote a high-functioning team and work environment, the leader must be fully engaged and make yourself available to your team.

"I have yet to find the man or woman, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."

- Unknown

Team building takes a team leader, and it also takes some easy-to-implement team building tools. So let's get on with it. Gooooooo Team!

Use the tools and team building examples provided to strengthen the relationships between your team members. Feel free to custom these ideas as you see fit.

Team building is not an event – it is an ongoing, never-ending process - and we are here to help!

What's keeping you from retaining your best team members? What team building tools do you think you need in order to overcome these issues?

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All the best in your team building efforts! 

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