Planning the perfect team building experience may at times seem overwhelming, especially when choosing a venue. Choosing the backdrop for your event, the space that will influence all other decisions may seem like a daunting task since there are literally thousands of options. Thankfully, these efficient, user-friendly websites will do most of the work for you. These venue finders can drastically improve and speed-up the process to finding your perfect venue.
Splacer is a well-designed venue finder showing venues in five major cities; New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. This young company follows the Airbnb mold by connecting you directly with the owner an allowing you to build that one-on-one relationship with the cities. The layout and function of the site makes it very easy to navigate. The added filtering options allow you to narrow your search down even more, to pinpoint a venue that will meet your exact needs. You can not only sort by size and price, but by neighborhoods, amenities, styles, and many more.
Another Airbnb hybrid of the event planning world, Peerspace spans over ten different cities. It connects the host with the client directly, which allows customers to find unique, quirky spaces and book them within the hour. Along with matching you to the right venue for you and your team, it also matches you with venue managers. These managers make the experience much more personal and can help you answer questions when deciding between two venues.
EventUp has one of the most comprehensive collections of venues, with spaces in over 300 cities. After finalizing your budget and party size, EventUp will pull of a list of venues that match your criteria. EventUp’s unique and extremely precise filtering options allow you to find venues with the “look and feel” you’re looking for.
There are a few features that make Spacebase unique, and the ideal space for you to find the perfect venue. Spacebase mostly focuses on venues over-seas along with New York City. Along with providing very affordable spaces, it shows how many people fit in the space depending on the seating arrangement which is extremely helpful when planning your TeamBonding event. Spacebase also allows you to rent out optional “Extras” that come with an added cost, such as lunch for your team, coffee and tea, a projector, and many more features.
With venues all over the country, from New York City to California. Bizbash allows you to rent out large, renowned places like the “American Museum of Natural History” in Central Park. Even though Bizbash doesn’t provide direct interaction with the host, it allows you to see what types of events other clients have had in those spaces. This feature can be really helpful when feeling unsure about the particular space.
We hope these resources will help you find the perfect venue for your next team bonding event.
Team building: It is a very common term that is often discussed in many organizations today as a means of trying to get employees to accomplish common goals. Although the term itself may have developed a more negative meaning over recent years, Forbes Magazine says, “Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.” In order for this to happen, you have to be innovative when coming up with team building activities. Try to think past the often used group picnic idea, and implement team building practices that will allow employees and coworkers to use their strengths to bring better, long-term value to your business as a whole.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
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 talk with Matt, our Warehouse Manager, who makes all the magic happen by packing and shipping the materials needed for every event! We discuss what he does in his free time, favorite foods, and bucket list!
Giving back to our communities makes you feel good, assists in making you more socially aware and helps you bond with your colleagues as you team up to help those in need. Charity is beneficial for both humanity and business for many reasons. When you participate in Corporate Social Responsibility team building activities, you get the best of both worlds.
Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared for the futures of their companies, and are cutting corners at every possible turn. No one is very eager to spend money on team building.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Social Responsibility refers to the idea that a company or corporation has a moral obligation to give back to their community. Some companies are more aware than others when it comes to the importance of corporate social responsibility. One of the most notable is Haagen-Dazs, an ice cream company that prides themselves on using all-natural ingredients. What then makes for an effective CSR program?
The workplace can be stressful at times and it’s important for employees to step outside the office to recharge. With summer generally considered to be a more carefree time, it’s a perfect season to host a company outing. Summer outings can be entertaining, but also establish a more interactive and positive workplace. Summer is right around the corner, and this is a great time to consider your outing plans! Find out how to get a jump start on planning your summer outings for companies below!
Ice breakers and puzzle games have their place, but sometimes you just want to get together as a group, and play. Here at TeamBonding, encouraging play is what we’re all about! When you play as a team, you develop and strengthen social bonds, which makes working together a more rewarding experience all around. With this in mind, we’re excited to share a free game for you to play with your team the next time you need to relax and have some fun.
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