Build Teams That Thrive
Hire Professional Team Building Facilitators
Most companies canceled their team building activities in 2020 because of Covid-19. While some other countries have recovered fast, we still don’t know what will happen in the months to come. In times of crisis, we cannot postpone team building initiatives because only strong teams can thrive.
Your company can get the help you need from professional team building facilitators who can:
- Tailor-fit programs that meet your needs,
- Support you in building team trust and improving performance
- Provide you tools to solve team challenges and find new possibilities
- Design learning experiences to help you upgrade team skills
- Lead virtual workshops that deliver better results fast, for less cost
This page will explain to you how you can make the most of your next team-building experiences.
Teams that Thrive Today
Today’s workplace faces many problems.
Employees are disengaged; they are too busy coping with stress and deadlines that they don’t have time to plan for team building exercises that improve performance.
Too many things keep falling through the cracks.
One department head won’t cooperate with another. Managers find themselves spending a massive amount of time mediating subordinate disputes. Such symptoms often lead prudent managers to realize that it’s time to hold another team-building exercise.
Unfortunately, one-size-fits-all team building packages can’t help you. Contrary to popular but wrong belief, team building isn’t an event or a series of activities.
It is the responsibility of team leaders to build teams every day.
A team-building event cannot make organizational problems disappear. Most team building programs that many of us have experienced can only provide away-from-work intramural experiences.
However, well-planned and excellently-executed team building experiences can provide your team with many benefits.
High-performance teams get things done better and make things happen. Although most team-building efforts are gear towards building a stronger relationship, team building must help a team fulfill its purpose.
Yes, the first measure of a successful team is its ability to deliver results. A professional team building facilitator can help.
Hi, I am Jef Menguin
I am a team learning strategist, and I have been facilitating team building workshops since 2007. I believe that amidst the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations can improve team competencies that make teams thrive. I am known for using team-building tools on strategy, engagement, and execution.
To help organizations bounce forward, I offer virtual workshops and strategy sessions for teams. Learn more about me on the page: Hi, I’m Jef Menguin
Thrive Team Workshops
Since 2007, I must have designed hundreds of team building programs that addressed unique team-building challenges. These are programs that wise managers demand, and they support both their mapped out team competencies and organizational objectives.
You will find below three of the programs that I believe we need today – and in the new normal.
Below these three programs, you will read some of the team competencies that I can design for your organization using the virtual platform.
Workshop #1: Five Habits of Teams That Thrive
Our learning technology has changed, but the habits that make teams thrive remain. These team habits are more important today.
Help your teams thrive in good times and in bad times. Help leaders navigate in crisis and prepare them for the new normal. Teach members how to build teams that deliver results.
Workshop #2: Creativity Tools for Adaptive Teams
The Covid-19 crisis presents opportunities we have not seen before. Many companies folded. They did not survive, yet some companies are growing wildly successful.
In a team-building workshop, you can help members find opportunities to create new solutions. Let them discover mindsets and tools that can help them find seeds of possibilities in every adversity.
Workshop #3: Teamwork in the New Normal
We need to encourage malasakit at work. Work from home is not as elegant as we used to think. Employees feel frightened, left out, and discouraged. On the other hand, organizational leaders are frustrated by low productivity and show of “commitment.”
You can make employees feel that you listen and care. Create an environment that makes everyone feel valued and capable.
8 Benefits of Getting A Team Building Facilitator
Result-oriented managers do not waste time, energy, and opportunities on playing same-old, same-old games that people thought to be team building.
They know that some games destroy teams even more for they promote unhealthy competition instead of positive collaboration.
Wise managers hire professional team building facilitators who can design team experiences as solutions.
They expect to see measurable results, change mindsets, and learn new behaviors vital to team success.
Consider the following benefits when you get professional team building facilitators.
Benefit #1: Bring the team members together.
Businesses are moving away from competitive work environments to cooperative and collaborative workplaces.
Undertaking regular collaborative (instead of combative) team building activities can bring people to solve problems creatively.
While some people see team building as a “nice break” from work, team-building exercises have more essential purposes for the organization: it develops your employees’ team knowledge and skills.
Professional team facilitators will design experiences that bring team members together.
Build rapport and camaraderie. Allow team members to learn more about each other.
Benefit #2: Boost team productivity.
Hold team-building exercises to improve the productivity of individuals and teams. Team building exercises can be used to create the opportunity to identify ways to improve the three Ps ((policies, processes, and procedures) that can affect productivity.
Using games and design thinking tools, I design team-building exercises that encourage employees to learn to work together more effectively, reduce duplication of effort so they can work more efficiently, and focus on activities that really matter.
Do you know that you can use team-building exercises so your teams can learn how to handle workplace stress and improve time management? I have team building games that highlight the value of focusing on things that matter, the delegation of tasks, increasing the speed of work, and other time management practices.
Teams with disengaged and unproductive members don’t get the job done.
Our professional team building facilitators use games so your team members understand the principles of productivity in fun and engaging ways. Facilitators may also use tools that you can let your members use after the exercises.
Benefit #3 Energize employee engagement.
The team-building experiences we design for clients help improve team skills and team motivation.
The experiential activities we design increase mutual accountability.
We use positive behavioral psychology and gamification, so your team becomes more involved in their personal and professional growth.
Benefit #4 Strengthen a sense of personal accountability.
Many professionals shun accountability because the word appears in the conversation, mostly when looking for someone to blame.
Properly designed team building workshops can change mindset and behavior.
Through fun, safe, and engaging team building games, employees experience how to move from indifference to a sense of ownership, finding solutions, and making things happen. It is my aim to help companies cultivate the culture of intrapreneurship.
Accountability can be learned through games. It is a skill that can be acquired in a team through able facilitation and mentorship.
Through group dynamics, The team building facilitators can help discover how people can change their questions to find the best answers, and then 10X their results.
Benefit #5: Encourage creativity and innovation.
I personally picked facilitators who have a passion for encouraging people to re-discover their inner creative person.
During team activities, you will see your team members smiling and growing in confidence.
Your organization needs creative and innovative members of the team. You need teams with diverse perspectives and expertise to “cross-pollinate” the organization with ideas.
Our team building facilitators in the Philippines use exercises that encourage team members to use their imagination to come up with creative solutions — and cultivate that creativity in the workplace.
I encourage you to conduct your next team building in the Philippines. This is a beautiful country.
Benefit #6: Build open and honest communication.
The most obvious result of our team-building exercises is improved communication.
Enjoyable, fun activities enable employees to know each other, create a better understanding of each other’s values, and break down walls of mistrust.
Team-building exercises let them appreciate their similarities and respect their differences.
To improve team performance, team members must learn how to celebrate diversity.
Through games, I have conducted team building programs that show team members how to navigate across cultures and promote honest to goodness communication.
Benefit #7: Enable champion sales teams.
Every year, sales organizations aim to motivate people through team building. Smart managers know that team building can go beyond motivation.
Team building experiences can dramatically help your team members learn how to sell, negotiate, and keep clients. You only need to design the right team experiences.
Your team can gain new knowledge on how to sell through sales training. But team-building experiences designed by our facilitators develop champion selling skills.
Enjoy the benefits of hiring professional team building facilitators to accelerate performance improvement. Contact us.
Benefit #8: Build customer-driven teams.
Yes. Customer experience is a team effort.
Most customer service training fails because it relies on individual efforts to serve the customers’ needs.
Teams who care enough about customers plan and execute experiences that delight customers. You can increase customer loyalty through fun and creative team-building exercises.
Of course, I will suggest that aside from team-building exercises, you explore customer experience management and teach your people how to create magical moments through customer journey mapping.
Our team building facilitators use gamification and design thinking to help your team develop common vocabulary in creating customer experiences
We try to cater to the diverse needs of our clients. For our safety, we opt to facilitate webinars and virtual workshops. We also design online courses to support your team-building initiatives.
We focus on what we do best: help your team learn how to thrive.
The Starter Plan includes a team audit, a 150-minute webinar for a group of 30 people or less, and an action planning video.
The Accelerator Plan includes a team audit, two 150-minute virtual workshops, 20-minute action planning video, an online forum, and a 30-minute “kamustahan session” to evaluate the impact of team building for a group of 30 people or less.
The Transformation Plan includes a team audit, three 150-minute virtual sessions on one of the Thrive Team Workshops OR customized courses based on team competency and unique needs of the organization, an action planning video, and a “kamustahan” session to evaluate the impact of team building. This plan is for a batch of 30 people or less.
You can get the help of professional team building facilitators. Reach out to Jef Menguin to learn how we can help you. Set an appointement for online meeting.