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 what sort of people we are.
In this installment we talked to Verena, our new Corporate Events Planner, about her most memorable TeamBonding experience, her favorite food, and more.
How long have you been with TeamBonding?
I started at the end of January 2016.
What is your most memorable TeamBonding experience?
The very first week I started I had the opportunity to attend a Charity Bike Build event in Boston. It was such a great experience to see the program live – the best part was at the end when the Boys and Girls Club kids ran in to accept their brand new bikes.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza… and chocolate. If I had to choose one though, I’d go with chocolate pizza.
Describe yourself in three words:
German (JA!), loyal, passionate.
Something people may not know about you:
Monday through Friday I’m in bed by 9 pm.
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Adopting a greyhound, traveling to Costa Rica, taking a picture in front of the Seven Wonders of the World.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
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