Free Printable Brain Teasers Are Used In Business As Motivational Tools for Team Building

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Printable brain teasers are being used more often in today's business as motivational tools for an incentive to encourage their employees and students.

Employers and teachers are handing out these printable brain teasers to be figured out and the lucky winners are given perks such as tickets to an event in their community or a pass at school to skip a night of homework.

Not only is this a cheap incentive but it’s free and it’s fun for all.

Surveys have shown in the workforce that employee's #1 complaint is lack of recognition.

I think we can all attest to that. We've all been on that side of the fence when we have felt unappreciated. Not only is this true in the workforce but in life in general.

Take every mother on this planet! We know that being a mother means running our kids around with our heads chopped off and then they have the gaul to tell you that, "you do nothing"!. O.K., don't get me started.... I rest my case!

The Carrot Principle

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Recognition and appreciation are more valued than a pay increase according to the study and that's because they are two of our most basic human needs. Printable brain teasers used as incentives to help boost morale and extend employee recognition are keeping the workforce spirits high.

Employers and teachers alike are finding that work is improving overall.  Without realizing it, the employees and students are improving and challenging their minds. In other words, they are giving their brains a workout using printable brain teasers, where they are required to think in a more creative way than what conventional thinking requires of them.  And this in turn is increasing their cognitive skills to better perform in business and in school.

How I Stumbled Upon This

Recently, I decided it was about time I learn to use google analytics to find which keywords were most frequently being used to search my hub that I wrote over a year ago (Give your Brain a Workout with Some Fun Brain Teasers) and that traffic is still flowing through quite nicely.

I noticed that the keyword printables kept appearing over and over, sometimes combined with other words such as brain teasers, brain busters, brain boosters and even printable mind puzzles and such.

After researching, I began to understand why printable brain teasers were so sought after. They were not only being used to challenge the mind in business and schools but were also being used by parents for teaching cognitive skills to their children. When taught in their youth, kids would become more creative in their thinking. They were also able to solve problems when up against difficult life situations because of their higher advancement in intelligence.

These same parents were using printable brain teasers to help themselves, to help their brain from becoming monotonous and to boost the capacity and duration of their memories. Have you ever forgot where you parked your car, left your keys, or wonder what you went in the next room for? Of course you have! We all tend to get more rigid in our thinking as we grow older.

Printable Brain Teasers to Baffle and Stretch your Mind

I have searched the internet to find printable brain teasers that will keep your mind working harder than normal and keep it stimulated and functioning correctly.

These free printables will save you a whole lot of time and effort than if you were to create them on your own.

Most of them are fairly easy to do but all of them will test your mind differently and help keep your brain in tip-top shape!

Click the link under the images and video to get the printable version.

Hexagon Number Puzzle Game

Easy Sudoku Puzzles

Word Ring Puzzle

Decoding Game

Girl's Name Word Brain Twister

Boy's Name Word Brain Twister

Teapot Stereogram

Month's Brain Twister

Famous World Sites 1

Famous World Sites 2

Pizza Word Search

Printable Brain Teasers - Can You Control Your Mind

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Twins Mum 6 years ago

Nice hub. I love most puzzles and stereograms in particular. I´m going to check out the other hub you mentioned immediately! Thanks


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States

Awesome, I am going to have to try these out. I was excited to see this hub and knew it was perfect for being linked to my hub that I am currently writing about ways to improve one's memory.


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

Great stuff... the problem is if I start on these puzzles as well as HP and everything else I do I will end up with no time to eat or sleep.... great hub


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PedagoNet 6 years ago

Here are some brain teasers with answers

http://www.pedagonet.com/brain/brainers.html


Tara 6 years ago

I need the answers to the brain teasers


laura 6 years ago

where are the answers?


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Neil Ashworth 6 years ago from Ireland

Great info! I have bookmarked this hub for further reading..


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Dottie1 6 years ago from MA, USA Author

Glad you had some fun frogyfish. Nice to see you!


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Great fun! I could see the 'third circle' for brief snatches but it kept slipping back into itself! Could'nt get my brain to make it work this time. Will have to try again! Thanks for this fun share!


e-learning solutions 7 years ago

Strong. Really nice and fun. Help brain cell to function not just for kids but for all ages too.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks cee for stopping by and commenting.


cee 7 years ago

Very nice puzzles. Working out the brain is a great way to keep it fit and active.


Free Printables 7 years ago

Really they teases brain ;-)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

It was for me too Kmadhav which inspired me to write this hub.  Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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Kmadhav 7 years ago from New delhi

some new and interesting knowledge for me.......


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks Charia and nms for your visit. :)


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nms 7 years ago from Cochin

good one


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

Oh I see, ok. I'll visit this time and again then. Thanks! =)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks Charia. Now you have some motivational tools to team build at home. Come back and visit for new tools; these do change periodically as I am doing right now. Thanks for your visit.


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

This is so cool; I wonder why I don't remember having this kind of motivational tool when I was still in the corporate world. Hmmm maybe because I rarely attend the team building that my company was conducting. lol! I will definitely print all these. Thanks! =)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hello to you little sister in the Philippino's. I applaud you for learning English. I hear it is one of the most difficult languages to learn. With a little brushing up you will soon reach your goal.

I'm happy that you enjoyed this hub. Thank you for stopping by and God Bless you too! Take care...

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PeggyE you are welcome. I'm glad you found this hub cool :) Thanks for stopping by.


PeggyE 7 years ago

This is really cool! Many thanks for posting this.


fabulous_CooL 7 years ago

hello big sister! i am filipino. i'm just 13 yrs old kid, and i'm not good in your language.......but i'll just wanted to say, i'll loved this!

thank you!!!

godbless!!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks Smireles for stopping by. Good to see you!


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Smireles 7 years ago from Texas

Excellent hub. Thanks.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hey I'm glad were all gathering on forums and hubs to have some good old fashion fun and keeping our brains exercised.

Don't you worry now ripplemaker, you'll get that 50th hub done. I think it took me about 4 days to write mine!

Thanks friends for passing through! Lets keep up the fun!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hehehe I am having fun. And I haven't written any hub yet (supposed to be my 50th one) Groan. LOL Oh well... I may want to try another one of these brain teasers ... :-) You're welcome redelf...you love sudoku? Wow, you must be a smart elf... LOL


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Thanks, ripplemaker for the link, and thanks Dottie1 for the great info-hub. I am a big fun of puzzles - went on a sudoku kick a few years ago, but love brain teasers in any form.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Haha I guess these really do work Sis. Thanks for confirming my intelligence and mentioning this hub in the forum. Going over to check it out now! LOL


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi sis, you answered correctly the riddle posted by mango girl in the forum. So I placed the link of this hub over there...for people who would like to be as smart as you ...by doing this brain teasers exercises! LOL


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

You can say that again freeloader80. Thank you.


freeloader80 7 years ago

Our brains do need a workout. great.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Sure ripplemaker I can help you out, would love too! That will be fun to do a crossword together. Your place or mine?

Awww thank you frogyfish for the delightful comment. Hope your granddaughter loves it too. These are fun to do together. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Dottie, I loved this. I am bookmarking it for my granddaughter - and probably me too. This hub was delightful!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I'm not sure about crossword puzzles Dottie. But if I have a hard time, can you help me out? Would that be cheating already? Hahahaha


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

There ya go ripplemaker, that sounds like a good one. This week I did the Birthday Crossword Puzzle. It was fun! I think next I'll try that green thingy too!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Maybe I'll start with the word ring puzzle! The green colored thing caught my eye and the words "to keep kids busy too." LOL


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

I beg your pardon little man in the photo but the quicksand I know has got "big brains"!!! Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!


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quicksand 7 years ago

I am immune to brain teasers ... cause ... I ain't got no brains !!! Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you Denny Lyon. I just got back from your blogging sites... all I can say is; Impressive, Wow. I need to and will bookmark for sure, so much good stuff to read. Thanks again!


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Another great hub from you, blogging this over to my poetry blog and then science blog for this week, good going, thanks!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

For sure ripplemaker, Our brains do need a workout. I think you are giving your brain a strenuous workout because you are doing the hubchallenge. Now that is a workout! And you are off to a GREAT start. :) You're proving to me that just one step at a time is all it takes!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Dottie, our brains need a workout . Gee, I should find time to do this every so often. Hmmmm..wondering where I can squeeze in the time. Maybe after the hubchallenge Hahaha Thanks for this informative hub. :-)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

You are welcome joshkazz. I totally agree with you on the secret of living a long long life. The mind is a wonderful thing and like a pencil you need to keep it SHARP! Thanks for coming by!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

KCC, The stereograms are my favorites. When I was in grade school I would spend time at the school library looking at stereograms instead of my homework and I have been addicted to them ever since. I'm glad you liked this hub and thanks KCC, thanks KCC, thanks KCC...LOL


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joshkazz 7 years ago

Thanks for this hub, these brain teasers are going to keep me busy for a long time to come. And with an aging population, it is really important to keep your mind as active as possible. Whenever I see people over 100 being interviewed and asked what their secret is, invariably they will say that they have kept their mind occupied and never stopped learning.


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

Oops....double submission. Just another chance to say go Dottie, go Dottie, go Dottie....LOL


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

What a great hub! I remember when the stereogram posters came out and I had the toughest time 'seeing' them. Then suddenly one day, I could see them and now it's a piece of cake. I had my doubts about seeing the one above on my computer screen, but I did. That's awesome!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks k@ri, I really appreciate your comment. Glad you found this hub useful.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

What a useful hub. This is really great information, Thanks! :D


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

I just checked the links G-Ma and they're working on my end. Thanks for checking them out anyway. {Hugs}


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I couldn't get them to print...i love this thanks sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks packerpack. I like to do these just before sleep to break from my thoughts I don't want carried into my dreams!


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

Good one some of them come in our daily newspaper but I generally sit with them only on weekends

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