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Team Building Events Tip: Good Isn’t Good Enough

The key to turning your good team building events into a great one is giving up the dirt. Your facilitator is a professional and can make adjustments during the event as they learn more about your team.  But it doesn’t it make sense to give them a head start?

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Team Building Events Tip: Are you having fun yet?

Sure, Team Building events are fun, but choosing them wisely can give you so much more than just a good time. Some team building events can help your team become more flexible, other events can help your team develop better working relationships, or adjust to change better, or just about anything else. Look at your team and […]

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Team Building Tip: Organizational Challenges?

“Stuff happens” in organizations. The the right event can help your team deal with some of those major events and stop organizational challenges. When there are major events and upheavals happening within your organization, sometimes it takes a Team Building event to pull it all together. Taking the time to notice stress within your team […]

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Team Building Event Preparation Tip: Avoid Sore Feet!

Preparation is the key to any successful Team Building event, but it isn’t just about planning the event.  Make sure your team is also fully prepared. This includes making sure they are aware of the appropriate clothing and shoes to wear to the event. It’s really hard to have fun with sore toes!

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Successful Team Building Tip: Learning to Let Go… Yes, You Have To

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 […]

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Corporate Team Building Tip: Don’t move from Hamlet directly into Sponge Bob.

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.

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Team Building Plan Tip: Always Respect the Mojo

For the best experience possible, you have to let the mojo flow. It’s a perfect storm… the facilitator has your team working together to build bikes, move a marble across the room or solve the latest CSI case, they’re having a blast and bonding… exactly like you wanted them to.  And then… it all comes […]

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Team Building Details Tip: The Little Things Are the Big Things

A successful event isn’t just about picking the right event and venue, it’s about the little things too. There are a few more team building details that goes into it. If your team is fired up and ready to win the scavenger hunt, game show or make the best chili, the last thing you want […]

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Team Building Details Tip: Don’t Fall Victim to The Slump!

The post-lunch slump makes you think “nap time”. What do you think it does to your team? You can’t fight biology… regardless of how involved your team is in the event, there is going to be a mid-afternoon enthusiasm “challenge”.  Preparing for this is the best way to keep up the momentum and stop your […]

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Team Building Tip: Competitive v.s. Collaborative

Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate. Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive. Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being […]

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Team Building Tip: Set Expectations on Focused Fun

Make sure your team understands the difference between a meaningful event that is fun and just not having to “work”. A quality Team Building event and facilitator will ensure your staff enjoys themselves; after all… that’s the best, most effective type of Team Building. However, if they see the event as just a break from […]

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Team Building Tip: Don’t Scare the Venue Staff

Set the expectations of the event for the venue staff, so they don’t panic at all the activity and potential noise. Some Team Building events can get pretty crazy (by design, because that makes them more fun… and more effective!) But don’t scare the venue staff when they see your team running around being crazy.

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Fun Team Building Tip: Get the Party Started

Getting off to a rough start can kill your fun team building event before things get going… and delays are a rough start. It’s a huge bummer when you are excited about starting a fun team building event, but there is a delay because the entire group isn’t there yet.  So you end up waiting…

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Be a Space Hog & Don’t Feel Bad | Team Building Programs Tip

When team building programs lack adequate space for activities it can really put a damper on the fun. Team building programs can be difficult to plan. Many things can put a storm cloud over the process, and not having enough space is one of those things.  Do you want your team to be involved, enthusiastic, having […]

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Team Building Tip: Get the Gold Stars Ready for Successful Team Building

The gold stars you got as a 5-year old weren’t a fluke… they work… for any age. People respond to prizes and you don’t have to break your budget to offer them for successful team building. Besides, you need to keep the prizes small (but meaningful) to keep your team’s attention focused on the inherent […]

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Meet The Team: Paul

The Team Building Team 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 Paul, one of our most requested facilitators, about building teamwork, meeting the goals of […]

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The Power of Play Gets You Working as a Team

The power of play is the best way to get you working as a team today. If you’re here, it means you are looking for ways to help your team bond together to become a more cohesive, collaborative and more productive unit, right? The answer is the power of play. Even though this sounds like “just […]

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What makes your team successful?

Does a lucky shamrock make your team successful? Or is it strong, successful team leadership characteristics? Most things improve if you run into a bit of good luck, but if you want a great team, you need a lot more than good fortune. Here are some of the most common successful  leadership characteristics shared by […]

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Valenteam – Sweetheart Ideas for Meeting Energizers and Team Builders

Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch. The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important. Here are some fantastic team builders that also function as meeting energizers, and they work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in […]

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