Posts By: Samantha McDuffee
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 solution to last minute is to break the bank.
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. (more…)
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 on this global stage as our colleagues in the event world all had one thing in common—they love their jobs and they love creating memorable and unique experiences. (more…)
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: (more…)
The ladies of TeamBonding jumped right into Smart Monday at IMEX 2015 where it was very clear that the way to be “smart” in business and in life is to practice mindfulness, have gratitude, and to project positive energy. Keynote Speaker Lee Papa kicked off the day encouraging the idea of “Cancel/Clear”—starting over immediately in the moment when negative talk creeps into your mind or comes out of your mouth. Being mindful of less optimal emotions like anger, worry and resentment changes: (more…)
When you need team consensus and commitment to tackle an issue, involve your team in the decision making process. Sergey Dudiy, Ph.D. posted the Top Nine Tips for Better Teamwork and Team Building in 2005, eight years ago. Quality advice can definitely stand the test of time! (more…)
She left you. It’s over. You can’t go back now! All you can do is learn from your mistakes.
Employee turnover is an important issue to monitor in the workplace. Understanding how often employees end their relationships with your organization and why people are leaving are vital to managing employee retention. Most of the reasons for employee turnover are not personal, but you can do a lot to learn from the past and lay a better foundation for the future. (more…)
Whether you’re facing feet upon feet of snow or unpredictable bursts of rain, keeping in touch with your team or planning an event can be tricky.
The TeamBonding crew recently doubled in size – we all now have our own mini-me’s! Take our quiz “Guess that Bobblehead” and match up the correct team member to their bobblehead to win your very own personalized bobblehead of yourself (or a friend). We will draw one random winner on Friday, November 28th from the pool of people with the most correct guesses. The winner will be informed on Monday, December 1st. Just in time for the holidays! Remember to check out the Our Team page for help with this quiz. Ready…go! (more…)
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 chat with our new Corporate Events Manager, Arielle, who has quite the adventurous spirit! (more…)
When you ask someone what they know about improv, most people will say something about Whose Line Is It Anyway? Which makes sense, this past summer, nearly 2 million people watched WLIA every week.
Last month was a culmination of many things: the shortest month of the year, the first phase of big projects, the kick-off of the New Year. Do you feel the burn, yet? We do!
70% of lost productivity costs due to employee wellness challenges come through absenteeism, overtime, turnover, temp staffing, administration, replacement training and customer dissatisfaction.