Did you know that the first smartphone was released in 1992? I kid you not – IBM released Smartphone Simon in the early 90s. Having been born a year later, I certainly don’t remember it, but the pictures are really something else… IBM only released about 50,000 Simon smartphones in 1992 due to an unprepared, semi-uninterested […]
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 Michelle, our dedicated event planning intern who is quite the caffeine addict and concert queen!
Team Building facilitators are event and team building experts. You are a business expert. Those are not the same thing. You have built a successful career, managed and supported successful teams through successful business endeavors and basked in the glory of some substantial…success. A lot of your success stems from knowledge and experience that you […]
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure. This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes. Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have […]
For years, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation won the International Television Audience Award for being the most watched TV show across the world.
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to […]
Fun has a place in everything, but pay attention to how you add it. You absolutely can combine meetings that are serious in nature with some fun Team Building activities. In fact, we recommend it! However, remember that your brain and your attitude don’t usually shift gears as fast as your car.
Have you ever been a Cub Scout? If you are nodding right now, and you were in fact a Cub Scout during the glory days, then you will most likely remember the Pinewood Derby.
According to Merriam-Webster, the word Facilitator is defined as: one that facilitates; especially : one that helps to bring about an outcome (as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision. While we wholeheartedly agree with this definition, we also believe that there is so much more to a facilitator.
Have you heard of the IRS dance video? How about the Star Trek parody? If you haven’t, watch the clips below. They’re stirring up quite a bit of team building program controversy.
Raise your hand if you have ever gone to, or taken your children to, Build-A-Bear Workshop.
You work as a team. You want to succeed. Now what? For your organization to grow and succeed, you must create strong bonds within and amongst your teams.