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You’ve probably heard the expression “work smarter not harder”. This witty phrase is supposed to remind us that, especially in office environments, the success of the work we do is not necessarily based on how much time we put in. Instead, success is determined by how well we use this time. By learning to work smarter, we can improve productivity in the workplace.
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.
As members of the workforce, it is essential to have an understanding of how other people function in social settings. Gaining this understanding of other people’s habits, behaviors, wants, and norms help workers manage other people better, work with peers more effectively, and create a better team culture and environment. A critical aspect of this is understanding that involves group dynamics. An individual may act one way while alone, one way while they are with their work team, and another way while they are with their family. Below, we break down group dynamics, how groups can impact individual behaviors, and the categories of groups.
The 2018 Olympic Games are here! This international sporting event was founded in the name of unity and friendly competition among the nations of the world. Here at TeamBonding, we are firm believers that friendly competition is the thing good teams are made of! If you’re making the most of the Olympic buzz by having your own Office Olympics, we’re here to help you out! Not sure how to get started? Consider purchasing a DYI program from our store! Once you’ve got a game plan in place, we’ve got some tips and tricks for making sure your Office Olympics goes off without a hitch!
Encouraging creativity is important. The prevailing opinion is that creativity in the workplace is a good thing. Most experts will agree on this. However, sometimes it does feel a little impractical. When faced with a huge list of repetitive daily tasks for yourself and your team to accomplish, it can be hard to remember why encouraging creativity is important.
Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared about the future of their company and are cutting corners where they can. Not everyone is eager to spend money on team building.
Ice breakers and puzzle games have their place, but sometimes you just want to get together as a group, and play. Here at TeamBonding, encouraging play is what we’re all about! When you play as a team, you develop and strengthen social bonds, which makes working together a more rewarding experience all around. With this in mind, we’re excited to share a free game for you to play with your team the next time you need to relax and have some fun.
Is haka the reason why the All Blacks are the best team in the world? The All Blacks are the New Zealand rugby team and current rugby world champions. They have an outstanding winning rate. Over the last 100 years, the All Blacks have been winning 77% of games played. Since the professional era, this has increased to 84%. In the last 10 years its jumped to 90%. It’s been claimed they’re the best team in the world.
Here’s the thing about haunted houses: only about half of the fright-factor comes from the actual jump scares. The rest of the fear, the adrenaline rush and the excitement that makes your hands shake and your heart races, starts in line before you even get into the room. The anticipation of the scare is almost as powerful as the event itself.
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.
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.
July is upon us, which means the season of summer outing has arrived! Whether you’re going for a fully facilitated summer outing like Outrageous Games or Ultimate Tailgate Challenge, or opting to do it yourself, it’s time to get out and enjoy the sun! But what can you do to make sure you have the best possible summer outing? We’ve got some tips for ways to be prepared for your fun in the sun!
They say there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring people together. After over 20 years of creating, hosting, and experiencing team building activities, we have proof to back that up. People love a little friendly competition, so much so that most of our programs feature some competative elements.
Nestled in between the consumer crush of Black Friday and the digital madness of Cyber Monday, lies the hidden gem of Small Business Saturday. Started in 2010, the idea behind this grassroots campaign is to shift focus during the Christmas rush away from big box stores and online shopping. Instead, this day aims to celebrate local businesses in our communities, and keep our dollars closer to home.
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