Resources Mentioned in the Episode
These ideas are about making ongoing connections as opposed to an organized team building program (and those are good too).
Nose Glasses - Hide the glasses in common staff hang outs. If someone finds them they are 'challenged' to wear them in public for a while (e.g., 30-minutes). (Thanks to Chris' friends from Beber Camp for this idea.)
Slang Flash Cards - Pick a slang word and try to use it during the day.
Clothespin Compliments - Write uplifting compliments or wishes on a wooden clothespin and secretly clip them on to someone without being detected. This person acknowledges the complement and then clips it on to someone else - passing it along. (Examples: You're Awesome; You're Appreciated; You're a Star!; Thank You!; Have Fun; Be Brave; Have a Great Day.)
Mail Box Messages - Put little notes of appreciation and affirmation or little gifts (e.g., smiley face ball) in staff mailboxes.
Post-It Note Messages - Slap a Post-It Note of inspiration somewhere for staff to see.
Mail a Letter or Postcard - When's the last time you received a letter or postcard in the mail? This can be a fun surprise. (The Postcard link goes to Inspirational Postcard packs from Amazon.)
Make a Tool - Make something for a team building colleague they can use during their programs. (Examples: A set of Quote Cards; A Yarn Ball; A small processing bag with metaphorical items.)
The Dollar Store Challenge - As a staff, set a $5 limit per person to purchase things at a dollar store for a team building activity and then lead it at a staff meeting. To make it easier, pair up staff to work together on an activity.
An Interesting Outing - Go to an interesting event that will stimulate a growth opportunity for your team. How can what you experience influence something you do with your clients?
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