Posts By: David Goldstein

TeamBonding is Taking a Page from McDonald’s Marketing Plan

I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?

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Corporate Social Responsibility | Why It is Important

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?

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Get Out of Your Own Way | Write Your Success Story

Be the Best Version of You that You Always Dreamed to Be. Fear—an all-too-familiar emotion that tends to visit people during their most critically important moments. It triggers a response in people that is commonly known as a “fight or flight” response whether to stay and confront the situation or to leave the situation due to feeling unsafe. Most people can identify with the latter. This is due to a complex process that occurs in the brain. Within the temporal lobes of the brain, there exists the amygdala, which serves as the key brain element that controls the reception and processing of negative emotions.

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Put the Power of Play to Work For Your Team

Many people are working longer and harder, thinking that this will solve the problem of an ever-increasing workload. But they are still falling behind, becoming chronically overwhelmed, and burning out. Work is where we spend much of our time. (more…)

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Free Video – It’s a Win-Win!

Get It On Video When it comes to planning the next big teambuilding experience, many aspects can get a little stressful and somewhat overwhelming. Deciding the type of experience you want your staff to have is essential for a successful event. If you’re looking to save some money on the next big event, consider this offer. Usually, if you want your event filmed, it comes with the hassle of hiring a separate videographer to capture it. Now, along with an unforgettable experience, you can save some money too. TeamBonding is offering to film your event free of charge and provide the footage to you and your staff in exchange for allowing us to use the footage as promotional content for TeamBonding. The programs currently offering this exchange are listed below.

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Join the Movement. Build Your Team. Achieve the Impossible.

United we stand. Divided we fall. Some of the strongest bonds are forged in the face of challenge and adversity. War, economic collapse, social protests—these circumstances bring people all different backgrounds, from different walks of life; in ways that they might never have met. However, not all bonds are forged on challenge alone. Sometimes teams find their foundations in activities that combine fitness, competition, and good-humored fun.

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5 Tools to Help You Pick Your Venue

Planning the perfect team bonding 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.

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Best Employee Onboarding Practices

Imagine you recently hired a new employee. However, within a few months, this new employee ends up leaving you. There are a wide variety of reasons why they might choose to leave. It’s possible that the problem is they were never properly introduced to the company.

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Shaping Your Next Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a speech that uses both hard and soft skills to market oneself to a potential employer or network. The difference between soft and hard skills are as follows. Soft skills are composed of your personality traits; like whether or not you are adaptable or accountable. Hard skills are more technical based. Take for example if you were a manager at a retail store, one of your hard skills would be ‘experience with customer service.’

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The Power of Networking

Without a doubt, networking can be an essential skill to grow a business or developing your personal network. Every relationship you make is critical, as former Head of Design at Twitter, Mike Davidson once said:

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What Separates a Boss from Being a Leader

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”          – Thomas Aquinas

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The Importance of Having a Defined Company Culture

A Company Culture: One of the most important aspects of any successful organization is to have a clearly defined company culture. An office culture can influence and be influenced by many things including the type of communication within an organization, the types of events you hold for your employees, and the standards you hold your employees, too.

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Learn the Belbin Leadership Styles from the New England Patriots

Depending upon the situation, understanding different leadership styles will help teams manage projects efficiently. Here at TeamBonding, we emphasize leadership styles as an important aspect of running any successful business. We recently partnered with the Belbin program.

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Keys to a Successful Leadership Development Program

Employees are on the frontlines of your company. An understanding of what their wants and needs will help foster their growth into stronger assets for your organization. According to Jeff Fermin, an entrepreneur and a contributor to Huffington Post, 83% of employees feel that they don’t have an engaging employment brand.

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Holiday Parties That Rock | Ideas to Make Your Party Profitable

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.

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Team Vampires | How to Stop the Bite of Negativity at Work

Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess and the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.

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Olympic Day | Celebrating Your Team’s Gold Medal Performance

I can only imagine that there is something special about getting up on the podium and accepting a Gold Medal for your efforts on behalf of your country, especially Olympic gold. The pride associated with achieving top recognition and award for successfully reaching your stated goals, and of course surpassing the competition.

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The Biggest Challenges When It Comes to Getting Employees Engaged

TeamBonding works with companies across the country looking to build stronger teams within their organizations, so naturally, employee engagement is a topic that comes up often. It’s a term that’s been buzzing over the past couple of years as organizations search high and low for the perfect formula to decrease turnover, increase enthusiasm and maximize productivity amongst employees.

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Introducing a New Team Building Activity – Escape Rooms & Games!

For me, inspiration comes from all over; from reading, traveling, writing and constantly inquiring about the world around me. Last February, my family and I visited my daughter Baylee who was studying abroad in Europe. As part of the trip we went to Prague and Budapest. Although I might argue that the beer spa in Prague was my favorite find, I discovered something else that became the inspiration for what we at TeamBonding believe will become the next big trend, the new team building activity:  Escape Room & Games.

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Building Our New Website Was a Team Effort   

The day before our new TeamBonding website went live I was on a call with a potential strategic partner who said,

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Thank You

To me the holiday season starts and ends with Thanksgiving.  It is a holiday that brings people together, families, friends, co-workers. It is a time when and if possible, we are together with those that mean the most to us and this holiday really hasn’t fallen into religious or retail exploitation.

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