Team Relationship Building

Team Relationship Building is the management of shared activities, perspectives, and recognitions that support camaraderie in a workplace effort that is shared and acted on as a singular effort.

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  • I was told “don’t share this with anyone.”

    If you’re in a position of authority and you tell one of your team members, “don’t share this with anyone,” thin ice magically appears below your feet as well as theirs. You have just created a precarious predicament.  Both of you are implicated – you in sharing and them in knowing. Asking a team member to withhold information from other team Read more >

  • What Would Grandma Betty Do?

    She’s 90. My husband’s Grandma Betty is 90. And today we’re in Cabo San Lucas celebrating her - a woman whose family absolutely adores her.  At 80 she got her first (and only) tattoo.  At 86 her grin spread wide while she rode on an inner tube behind a speed boat.  A couple years ago she gave all 43 of her grandkids a coffee mug with her face Read more >

  • 5 More Questions to Support Workplace Team Building

    Napkin Sketch of Bench Culture Champions, As you know, for ten years I’ve been creating emotional intimacy and camaraderie in a variety of workplaces.  I’m now also in the creation of a project to create emotional intimacy in public places – I’m creating the place and the space to remember our shared humanity. There’s one critical piece of the p Read more >

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