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Posts by: Samantha McDuffee

Team Building Tip: What’s in a Name?

Team Building Tip: Do not call your team building exercise “team building.” People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself. Here are some ideas on how to change the stigma around corporate team building events:

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Meet The Team: Wendy Bryan

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 Wendy, our new Director of Event Operations, about her favorite place in the world and the most important things in […]

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day Like A Boss

Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. Mary […]

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Meet The Team: Sam

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 second installment, we talk to Sam, our Director of Marketing, about scary movies, country dancing, and herding cats… all the things that […]

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Learn How To Communicate Effectively To Improve Teamwork

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.

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Rule Your Workplace Culture with an Iron Fist

A staggering 96% of people think that their workplace culture needs a change. This isn’t about laying down the law. This is about individual accountability and intention.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? 5 Virtual Team Building Activities That Work

It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week. But, what about when some or all of you work virtually, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable […]

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Avoid Team Building Strategies That Don’t Work

CNBC has 11 great tips to help you make sure that your team building activities don’t have the unintended consequence of pulling your team of employees apart. First of all, karaoke is out, and Mount Kilimanjaro is in. On the top of their list…?

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Stop Killing Employee Morale: 4 Ways To Boost Team Motivation Right Now

There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement. Managing a team is tough. Keeping employee morale high is hard. There’s a lot of pressure to keep employees happy… engaged… productive.

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7 Tools That Foster Effective Teamwork

Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools […]

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Keep Your InternSHIPS From Sinking

Tips For Onboarding Students Internships can deliver a lot of value for students and companies. Running an internship program may just feel like extra work, but (like any investment) the rate of return for employers and for students is rooted in what you put into the program. Interns bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to […]

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14 Tweetable Team Building Quotes that Rock!

It’s Monday. Blah! It’s probably a short week in the office for you, but short weeks can feel like the lonnnnngest. Here’s a little team building inspiration to help you (and your team) stay motivated through the work day.

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Plan Your Company Holiday Party: Save The Date Ideas

Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The more you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. The worst part of planning a last minute holiday activity, is that it will feel last minute, and the only […]

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How To Rock Take Our Kids To Work Day

On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million people in over 3.5 million US offices participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993.

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5 Elements Of Cooperative Learning Activities Help Your Team Learn Substantially More

Results are very important to companies and team leaders, but how team members interact with each other to achieve results is often a neglected aspect of managing a team.

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6 Reasons Why Leaders Choose Team Bonding Ideas That Work

Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace. One of the most powerful reasons for team […]

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3 Tips To Start Collaborating At Holiday Parties

Holiday parties provide a great platform for team networking, which helps you refine skills and lay a strong foundation for collaborating with others. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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3 Team Building Activities That Boost Communication In The Workplace

The numbers are staggering. 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged 82% of employees said it’s critical that their organization address the employee engagement problem 69% of employees report engagement is an issue in their organization It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but how? […]

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IMEX 2015: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

How does one put into words the feeling of being in the Las Vegas Convention Center with thousands of folks all in the event industry? IMEX 2015 was a nonstop crazy “workation” as the best of the best venues and vendors brought the very latest of what they had to offer. We felt right at home […]

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Team Building Exercise: Toys R Us Ice Breaker

Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities.

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