Posts tagged: corporate social responsibility

Team Building Exercise: Toys R Us

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Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise.

EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them.
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Building A Team: Norming

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Now Departing: “Storming”, Next Stop: “Norming”

It’s the calm after the storm. The battles have been fought, the decisions have been made, and now the dust is settling. Your team has made it to the Norming stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development!

Really you should be celebrating, because not all teams make it to this stage; some teams get too bogged down in ‘My Way or The Highway’ thinking, but you have learned and mastered the magic word of the Norming stage while building a team: Compromise.
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Building a Team: Storming

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Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end.

Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. What comes next!? Well, according to Tuckman’s Model of Group Development (and Murphy’s Law) the next phase is generally one of upheaval and conflict – (cue ominous music) ’Storming’.

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Team Building Tip: What’s in a Name?

Do not call your team building exercise “team building.”

People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself.
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Best Team Building: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad ‘Dash’ World

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Would you believe that sometimes a wild goose chase is a good thing? Well, it is! In fact, sometimes it’s the difference between work and teamwork.

Quickly get your team working together towards a common goal with one of these best team building programs, TeamBonding Scaventures – total world domination!

Okay, maybe not total world domination, but your team will be working together to earn points and achieve goals from the very first minute, culminating in a high energy wrap up to see everyone’s exploits along the way.

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Your Success is Our Success

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Yesterday we received an email from a client about her experience with our charity bike build. As per usual, the email was forwarded from our Event Managers to our Client Solutions Managers to our Facilitators on to our Production Team and then circulated around the rest of our office. Each forward contained a message of support, congratulations and thanks for a job well done. One particular message stated, “This is probably the best review I have ever read.” Could that be true? I have included it below – you can decide.

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Holiday Parties that Rock – Ideas to make your party profitable

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It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains.  From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party budget for some team development.

Team building is inspired by one of 3 F’s – Fun, Fast Forward and Fix.  Fix is when we have a super tuff group with dynamic issues and is not functioning at their peak – and that’s not something we are going to work on over the holidays – we’ll have plenty of that with our in-laws visiting (LOL). Read more ›

We make you look good!

Number 1 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10″ reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: We Make You Look Good.

As the Director of Corporate Events with TeamBonding, it seemed appropriate that this list was a great starting point to explain a little about our work, who we are, and what we do. Read more ›

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