Monday Buzz: Take Advantage of Google’s Management Resources

Looking for more leadership development resources? Google is giving theirs away for free. Also: Take your team-bonding experiences to the extreme.

Type any question you have into an online search bar, and Google will return an answer in lightning speed. But what if your question is “What makes a great manager?”

As you can imagine, Google has spent years developing internal leadership development resources to help train its managers. The company has produced “a host of training and support documents to help newer managers learn the tricks of the trade, elicit great feedback, mentor colleagues, and run effective one-on-ones,” reports Inc..

In an effort to share its knowledge with the world, these tools and resources are now available to download through Google’s Re:Work blog.

Could your organization benefit from learning Google processes? Take a look at the company’s surveys, worksheets, slides, and documentation developed for managers for a little inspiration.

Team-Building Times 10

The association space loves a team-building retreat, but chances are you haven’t gone so far as to take your employees cage diving … but maybe you should.

CNBC shares a few outrageous options for an extreme team-building experience. Some of the out-there choices include taking your team spelunking in the Canadian Rockies or praticipating in a plane-crash survival course in Connecticut.

You can even sharpen your James Bond skills at a spy school program in London. “Cloak-and-dagger activities tailored to hone group dynamics include sniper-shooting, fire-making, crossbow-shooting, code-breaking, hand-to-hand combat, laser tag, and driving tanks and quads,” writes Kenneth Kiesnoski.

Other Links of Note

Event pros, Snapchat is launching a new product you’ll want to see. Crowd Surf, a new Snap story feature, will bring event experiences to a wider audience, reports Expo Logic.

Technology makes remote work easier than ever. But CMSWire says that organizations still haven’t nailed down optimized workflows.

Craft a better call-to-action. Nonprofit MarCommunity spoke to a few industry experts for their advice.

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Raegan Johnson

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