Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Careers & Workplace
  3. Workplace Culture

A healthy workplace culture: The importance of ‘team time’

See also

There are two aspects of time that are important to establishing a healthy workplace culture. One is “me time” and the other is “team time”.

Teams function best when given free rein to meet as needed to achieve the team’s goals. If these goals are aligned to the larger organization’s vision there should be no concerns by management because the engaged team will use the time wisely.

An innovative twist to permit effectiveness of these meetings is to allow the team to hold their meeting in unusual places. A nearby park or coffee shop may allow more creativity at the meeting, which is key to problem solving. To avoid interruptions the meeting could be held offsite at a local restaurant. Many locally owned restaurants and some chains offer complimentary space provided the guests order food or beverage.

Team time is not always associated with meetings. Providing an occasional team luncheon or sending the entire time on a break time together can produce enhanced results even if no work is discussed. This boils down to bonding which establishes cohesiveness and camaraderie.

© Max Impact, used with permission.

Recommended books about workplace cultures

Additional resources about cultures

  • Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
  • Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
  • Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.


  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!