Michael Alexis

CEO at teambuilding.com
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CEO of teambuilding.com, the world's #1 team building company. Our mission is for people around the world to LOVE their work. Our clients include Apple, Amazon, Google, NASA, and 15,000+ more.

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  • One of the most effective ways to boost employee engagement is with The 8% Rule. This rule states that 8% of the time spent in any meeting should focus on fun and social activities. For example, you could do a round of icebreakers like "what was your favorite sandwich growing up?" or a quick trivia session. The goal of these activities is to allow people to connect and warm up, which encourages ongoing productivity and collaboration. The number is 8% because it equals about five minutes for every hour spent in meetings, and you can adjust it up or down as needed. The secret to this rules success is that it applies social connection and its benefits consistently, and the results accumulate. More about The 8% Rule here: https://teambuilding.com/blog/eight-percent-rule

    3 November 2021
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