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Understanding & Fostering Interpersonal Working Relationships

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 led to a higher chance of survival. Because of this, the need for companionship and interpersonal relationships developed as one of the most basic human physiological needs.

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Understanding Group Dynamics in the Workplace

As members of the workforce, it is essential to understand how other people function in social settings. Learning other people’s habits, behaviors, desires, and norms helps you manage people better, work with peers more effectively, and create a better team culture and environment. A critical aspect of this is understanding group dynamics.

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Tips for Increasing Workplace Productivity

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.

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4 Reasons Good Leaders Encourage Creativity

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.

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Teams Against Humanity | The Card Game

Looking for a new icebreaker game? Or are you more interested in a game which encourages teamwork, while also being fun and entertaining? Well, we can help you out with both!

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Charity Bike Build | Thirteen Years Later

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.

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Make Your Own Office Scavenger Hunt | 7 Simple Tips

An office scavenger hunt is the perfect team building activity that will be fun for the whole workplace. 

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Games to Play as a Team | MAFIA

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.

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Unlocking the Secret of the All Blacks Success | Haka

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.

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Escape Your Personal Haunted House

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.

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7 More Lessons From Harry Potter

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.

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7 Lessons from Harry Potter That You Can Apply to Your Office

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.

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Which TeamBonding Program are You?

With 80+ programs on offer, you might be wondering which TeamBonding program is most reflective of your unique personality. Well, we’ve narrowed it down to our top ten, and you can go from there.

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Competition Drives Us

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.

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Feed Your Bonds – Team Building and Food

Humans structure so much of daily life around food. We move from ‘breakfast on the go’ to ‘working through lunch’ to ‘family dinners’ afterward. So why not structure our team building the same way?

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Challenge Your Productivity

Stuck in a slump? Not accomplishing as much as you want to be? Need help boosting your own or your team’s productivity? Well, we’ve got a solution for you! Introducing the BOND Productivity Challenge!

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Haka | Bonding 1000 Years in the Making

You may have heard some buzz about our new offering, The HakaWorks Team Building Program. This new program is unlike any other we offer and is deeply rooted in the cultural practice of haka.

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8 Tips for Conquering Small Business Saturday

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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Meet the Team: Dustin Reason

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 what sort of people we are.

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Psychology of Teamwork | Team Building

So by now we understand what makes a group, how interpersonal relationships work, and the ways different leadership styles affect groups. But how can team building exercises help improve these components of teamwork? The final step in this journey of understanding the psychology of teamwork is figuring out what takes task groups from being a loose collection of coworkers to a strong and effective team. Let’s first look at the life cycle of a team.

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