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Your team consists of diverse individuals with various abilities, skills, and talents. And each employee deserves equal access to the tools and resources to fulfill their job responsibilities without unnecessary barriers.
Most people don’t like criticism, especially in the workplace. Have you ever been on the receiving end of it? Do you remember your physical reactions? Did you stop listening to them? Maybe you became angry and defensive or even hurled back criticism.
Have we found the newest, hottest team building game in the USA? This week we brought together our facilitators, event team, and sales team and we learned and played a new collaborative team building game called Synergyk. This game was created in Barcelona Spain by a team of team building experts and boy was it fun. To those of us that lived in the ‘80s, it brought back memories of the game Simon and other early video games. It was fun, competitive, collaborative, and challenging. The game boxes that were created were impressive, the ai robot was fun and funny, the music was appropriate, and the overall event is unique to anything we’ve ever seen or played. We know TeamBonding clients are going to love this game.
Happy November! Here’s to a month packed with charitable giving, being thankful, better teamwork, and happier teams. Check out our list of this months featured in person, virtual, charitable, and culinary activities to try with your team. And by the way, it’s time to start planning your company holiday party!
Employees want to work for organizations that give back to the community. In fact, 61% of workers say that a company’s commitment to the community would likely be a factor when choosing between two potential jobs with the same location, responsibilities, pay, and benefits. In addition to improving morale and ethical behaviors in the workplace, corporate giving also boosts employee engagement, productivity, trust, and collaboration. Studies show that companies with highly engaged employees are 21% more profitable.
No doubt, you can recognize a confident employee a mile away. They often hold their head high and their shoulders back. They may speak with unwavering authority. And they usually don’t hesitate to share ideas at board meetings.
No doubt you’ve heard of the Butterfly Effect. In simple terms, this means that a small act can create a major impact. That’s how we like to think of Make a Difference Day. On October 22, 2022, people around the country (and even the world) will commit to volunteer work, acts of kindness, mentorship, and more.
Personal New Year’s resolutions are great but have you thought of your professional resolutions for work? Most of us spend about a third of our lives at work, so positive changes made in the workplace are bound to have an effect on other aspects of our lives.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the opportunity to help those in need and give back to the community. This is also a great opportunity for you to show your gratitude to those who have dedicated so much of their time and effort to furthering the success of your organization in the past year.
Let’s bring Friendsgiving to the office and call it Teamsgiving Teamsgiving is a great way to show thanks to your hard-working team. The holiday season can get hectic for many companies, so it’s important to take a step back and appreciate the dedication and time your employees are putting into their work. Adding a fun element like Teamsgiving can make work more fun and increase morale to get through the rest of the year on a high note. The best part about hosting a Teamsgiving event is getting the chance to step away from the chaos and really get to know your coworkers. This is especially important for remote employees who don’t get the same experience as those who work in the office.
Come to the end of the year, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on your company’s successes – and celebrate your team. Whether you reached all of your smaller goals or made one large accomplishment this year, it deserves some recognition. The holidays are a perfect time to recognize achievements AND get in the spirit with a fun team celebration. Here are some examples of team celebration ideas and how your team can commemorate this year’s successes.
1Now that many companies have gone remote, it’s time to start thinking about holiday cheer in the virtual world. Yes, we’re talking about virtual Christmas, virtual holiday parties, and all sorts of virtual holiday party games to celebrate the season and all the hard work your team has put in this year.
Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The further in advance that you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. It can be stressful to plan an office holiday party when you are down to the wire, so we have tools to help you plan your holiday party early, and keep you ahead of the game. Check out the tips below to get started.
Volunteering year round is encouraged, but if you need that extra push there’s a special day dedicated specifically to doing good. Here we will outline what International Volunteer Day is, the importance and history behind it, and fun ways your team can join in and give back.
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which means another opportunity to reflect on the past year, find gratitude, and look for ways to give thanks. As a leader in your organization, one of the easiest places to find reasons for that gratitude is in your workforce.
We all know the saying, “it’s better to give than to receive.” While we often think about that more during the holiday season, the fact is, it holds true 365 days per year. Your company is part of a broader community. Although sometimes it’s easy to forget that when due dates are looming and end-of-year expenses and reimbursements are due.
Nothing brings people together better than delicious food and drinks. A favorite food can evoke a memory or aid a conversation. It can bring together different cultures or unite people on a special day. Despite all the changes that have occurred over the past couple of years, one thing that remains constant is our joint love for food.
Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean your corporate holiday party can’t be delightful. Whether you plan to host an in-person event or a virtual soiree, there’s no reason you can’t go all out and stay within your budget.
Ever have an uber-busy week of C-suite meetings, employee onboarding, budget assessments, and more? Did you find yourself feeling as if you needed to go for a walk? Maybe to get a breath of fresh air and calm your nerves?
Goodbye summer, you will be dearly missed. But nothing beats the pumpkin spice, vibrant colors, and cool temperatures of fall. Transitions can be tough and the transition from a fast-paced, fun-filled summer to a slower fall season is no different. Rather than resisting the change in season, help your team embrace the change. Break up the monotony of the work week with fall-themed team building activities that will effectively bring your team together while also giving them something to look forward to.
Now that you’re back at the office, post-COVID lockdowns, maybe you’ve noticed a shift in the atmosphere. A bit less chatting in the breakroom? Are your employees clocking in seconds before their expected time of arrival? How about their productivity levels? Maybe they’ve taken a nosedive. All signs could point to quiet quitting.
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