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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Turn a Group Into a Team!
Team-building exercises are great for building strong bonds between people, and for turning a group of individuals into an effective team.

They can also address weaknesses within a team, such as poor communication. This is an area that can lead to problems such as conflict or missed deadlines. Our article, Team-Building Exercises - Communication, explores six activities for strengthening relationships and developing communication skills.

Such exercises may have encouraging short-term results, but you need to consider how to boost trust and cooperation within your team in the long term. Our articles, Improving Group Dynamics and Team-Specific Motivation, can help you to do this.

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A Final Note

By communicating effectively, you can eliminate problems and build strong relationships. You can develop this skill really well by running group activities, and they can be especially useful for uniting a new team or helping an existing team to resolve any issues.

Next week, learn how to write effective emails with our new infographic, and discover 10 ways to make a bad day better!

Have a great week!

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