With the closing of America’s favorite pastime, baseball, and the opening of another American favorite, football, our country is in a state of all-around team celebration.
Having recently moved to the Boston-metro area, I am fluent in the language of Boston sports from simply observing jerseys and overhearing chatter. Being that I am a Yankees fan born and raised in New Jersey, I know better to keep my jersey hidden under my city of Boston sweatshirt.
These Bostonians sure do takes their sport teams seriously! That being said, I have a very serious question regarding a very serious sport…
Have you ever witnessed a chili cook-off?
The chopping, dicing, and simmering? The heat, sweat, and watering mouths? The variety of flavors – from savory to sweet, spicy to even creamy chocolate, refreshing to clearing the sinuses? Taste testing after taste testing, no two bowls of chili are the same.
What a better way to kick-off the well anticipated fall season with a little culinary team building and chili chatter, and competitive chili chatter at that. We still have a little over two weeks until our calendars tell us it’s OK to start carving pumpkins, but when someone brings up chili, we can’t help but to pull out the pots and pans and get cooking.
If you find yourself with the need to SPICE things up in the office, AWAKEN your coworkers with a little refreshing cilantro – I mean ENERGY – why not consider TEAMBUILDING?
Give your coworkers the chance to be not only competitive, but CREATIVE. Maybe you’d like something a little HOTTER or BOLDER than designing cakes in Let Them Eat Cake or stirring sangria in the Winery Team Challenge when considering our Culinary Programs. Chili would be perfect for your group – but don’t underestimate the fight of those designing cupcakes under pressure. Haven’t you seen Cupcake Wars?
In our Hot Cha-Cha-Chili Cook-Off program, each team is provided the basic necessities needed for brewing the potential blue ribbon bowl of chili. Not only will teams need to work together in creating a memorable masterpiece to present to the judges, but they will also have to speak for their creation.
Why did they choose the ingredients they chose? What do their flavors represent? You can learn a lot about a person from a palette. Watch out for the quiet ones, they’ll feed you the hottest chili you’ve ever tasted.
What’s your favorite chili recipe? Have you shared your culinary success with your team?
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This week I went to a Versagility event.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Polaroid Scavenger Hunt.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
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 that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be. (more…)
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown
As September 1st approaches, my mind drifts back to Harry Potter* yet again. I remember being a child and preparing to go back to school – but wishing that I could instead be catching the Hogwarts Express and heading off to some grand adventure. If you read our last blog post, you know that there are many lessons from Harry Potter than can be applied to our real lives. So in honor of the impending date of the return to Hogwarts, here are 7 more things you can learn from the Harry Potter books.
The human desire for kinship, such as friendship or love, is almost universal in our species. This dates back to the early days of human evolution, where strong emotional attachments lead to a higher chance of survival. Because of this, the need for companionship developed as one of the most basic human physiological needs.
June 26th, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter* book. In the two decades since it’s release, this series has gone on to become a cultural touchstone for millions of people around the world. As with many morality tales, the Harry Potter series focuses on the struggle of good over evil.
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