Yearly Archives: 2014

How to Give Feedback Effectively

How to Give Feedback

Giving feedback is rarely something that we look forward to, but rather something we often avoid or mildly dread. Unfortunately, the word itself has become loaded with baggage. When we hear the word feedback, most of us think of it as a lightly-veiled, corporate euphemism for criticism. Despite the negative connotations, it’s undeniable that feedback is a valuable tool for improving employee and management team performance. And part of the reason that we dread it so much is that we’re doing it wrong. Here are some helpful tips that will assure that you provide feedback effectively.

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Posted in Communication, Communication & Feedback

Employee Retention Strategies That Work: Keeping Your Workers Happy, Engaged, & Motivated

Employee Retention Strategies That Work

Glassdoor just released their Top 50 Winners for Best Places to Work 2015, and they did so right on the heels of the US economy’s best hiring month in three years. We’re finally out of the hiring slump and the wheels of commerce are turning again. Along with this hiring increase has come a bolstered sense of confidence among the labor force, and those people who have been hunkered down at a job they don’t particularly like are now starting to explore their options elsewhere. Is your company a place where your employees want to stay?

Posted in Team Building

Adventure Associates Inc. Featured in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently interviewed us regarding tips for effective corporate team building.  They asked great questions and demonstrated a genuine interest in learning from our expertise in designing and facilitating team building activities for corporate groups all over the country. See the full the article, here: “Corporate Team-Building Activities: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly”  

Posted in Team Building

Will my type change if I retake the MBTI®?

There are several reasons why Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® results may differ: People may think their job expects certain behavior. A supervisor or a trainer can give an impression that there is a preferred way to be for that organization before the person takes the MBTI. This can adversely affect the outcome for the individual. An individual is looking for a particular kind of a job and answers the MBTI by choosing preferences that may match the desired job instead of answering in a way that reflects his or her true preferences. According to American culture standards, men are “supposed” to

Posted in Assessments & Profiles

Why Face-to-Face meetings will never go out of style

Many of our customers are geographically dispersed and rely on Skype, conference calls and virtual meetings to stay connected. We have been told that our brand of training and team building may soon be replaced by headsets and videoconferencing—that companies can’t afford to bring their far-flung teams together to meet—that some consider spending time together to be a waste of time. We believe the opposite and see the power of the f2f on a daily basis. Memorable shared experience: An adventure, a fun outing or a good laugh all accelerate bonding and build community.

Posted in Communication & Feedback, Trends