Archive for: April 2013

Team Building Tip: Competitive v.s. Collaborative

team building tip - collaborate or compete

Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate.

Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive.

Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being focused on your goals.
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Feature Friday: Heroic Team Building Activity

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Since January 2012, over 925 care packages have been sent out to service men and women via TeamBonding’s Operation Military Care team building activity. How!? Through teams like yours!

Your team can really make a difference by acknowledging the contributions of our military and providing these special gifts as they serve overseas.

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Team Bonding v.s. Team Building For Work

team building for work

In order to build a team, we must first form bonds.

Take atoms for example. An atom is the smallest building block of everything that exists today. Everything!

To become everything you see and touch, atoms must work together. They need to bond with other atoms. Atoms that don’t bond are …well… just atoms.

Each atom is special, unique and awesome, but you can’t have ice cream, puppies and all the other wonderful things in this world with one single atom.
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Team Building Tip: Organizational Challenges?

“Stuff happens” in organizations. The the right event can help your team deal with some of those major events.

When there are major events and upheavals happening within your organization, sometimes it takes a Team Building event to pull it all together.
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DIY Team Building Exercise: Warm Fuzzies

diy team building exercise

Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise.

DIY EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own personal value.

This is an ideal ice breaker for teams that have worked together for some period of time.
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Meet Team Building Event Planner, Dana

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In this series of articles we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of the sort of people we are.

In this installment we talk to Dana, one of our team building event planning gurus, about building teamwork, meeting the goals of the company and her greatest fears…

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Team Building Tip: Set Expectations on Focused Fun

Make sure your team understands the difference between a meaningful event that is fun and just not having to “work”.

A quality Team Building event and facilitator will ensure your staff enjoys themselves; after all… that’s the best, most effective type of Team Building. However, if they see the event as just a break from work where they can gab on their cell phones and come and go as they please, the event won’t have the lasting impact you’re hoping for.
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Performing as a Team – How to Succeed

In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before.

Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about right? The big, hairy audacious goalperforming as a team!

The Performing stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development is the icing on the cake. As tough as it is for teams to get to the Norming stage, it’s even tougher for them to get to the Performing stage.
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