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The workplace can be stressful at times and it’s important for employees to step outside the office to recharge. With summer generally considered to be a more carefree time, it’s a perfect season to host a company outing. Company summer outings can be entertaining but also help establish a more interactive and positive workplace. Summer is right around the corner, and this is a great time to consider your outing plans! Read how to plan your summer outings, as well as some of our company outing ideas below!
International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, is a holiday focused on the working class that is celebrated all over the world. While Labor Day might be the most popular labor holiday in the US, International Workers’ Day is still an important day and a chance to celebrate the often underappreciated working class.
The ownership mindset is something that you may not have heard of, but it plays a huge role in team success. Having an ownership mindset is about taking ownership and responsibility of your business, the decisions you make, and the outcomes of those decisions. With the right mindset, you and your team can reach new heights and work better than ever.
There are many communities in need of assistance, but unfortunately, there are never enough people available to provide help. At the same time, corporations can benefit from team building and community involvement. One way for corporations to achieve both of these goals is by offering employees opportunities to work together to support the community. It can even be as simple as bringing food and coffee to local health workers as an act of thank you for their service.
If you’re a manager or leader and find yourself looking over employees’ shoulders, wishing they did something differently, making frequent corrections, or constantly asking for updates, you may be micromanaging.
Employees are the most important part of any business. Without them, you have no one to make your product, sell your service, run your store, or help your customers. Keeping them satisfied and happy with their jobs is essential if you want to build a strong and devoted team.
Team building is like a never-ending adventure that helps a group of people become an effective and unstoppable team. In addition to having shared goals and objectives for work, team members must also establish trust, offer support, and value each other’s unique qualities and characteristics. To commit to this growth, teams must adopt effective team building methods.
In the digital world, it’s easy to get disconnected and isolated from others. This is especially true when it comes to remote work. Disconnection can have huge consequences. A large report from The Engagement Institute found that disengaged workers cost businesses up to $550 billion a year.
Corporate retreats have become an increasingly popular option to bring teams together over the past few years. Many teams are still working remote or hybrid, and some teams still haven’t met yet in person. Without face-to-face communication, it is easy for employees to feel isolated and unmotivated. Occasional team meetings and conferences just aren’t enough. There are many benefits of corporate retreats such as increased engagement, improved collaboration and better morale. However, companies may avoid organizing a corporate retreat due to the extensive planning required and high costs.
All of us have been a part of a team at some point in our lives, whether it be high school sports or work. Teamwork can be incredibly rewarding, or it can be immensely frustrating. If your team can’t get along, argues, and can’t agree, you’re going to have a hard time. But if your team works together, supports each other, and works towards a common goal, you can achieve things you couldn’t alone. This is called team cohesion.
Since 1970, each year over 1 billion people across 190 countries unite to celebrate Earth Day and the modern environmental movement. Earth Day falls on April 22nd each year. Recently, more and more companies have begun to start green initiatives to help save the Earth and reduce their footprint. Studies show that over 71% of global greenhouse emissions contributing to global warming come specifically from 100 companies, among other negative environmental impacts. Check out these alarming statistics from Rubicon:
Inclusivity and diversity have become very important topics for businesses in the past few years. Many are focusing on inclusivity because of appearance concerns, while others genuinely care about having an inclusive culture at work.
Employee wellbeing has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, and for good reason—it can have a huge impact on your business. Focusing on employee wellbeing initiatives can be a great way to boost employee engagement and motivation, which can help with your bottom line.
The first day of spring is March 20th, but depending on where you live it might be here sooner than you think. It’s never too early to get out of hibernation and start planning something for your team to look forward to, especially after a long winter. Whether your team is remote, in-person, or anything in between there is a plethora of spring team building activities and ideas to bring everyone together.
Trust lays the foundation for everything else in the workplace. According to a 2017 Harvard Business Review study, people in a high-trust workplace had 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, and 50% higher productivity. A team that trusts each other will be more comfortable, cohesive, and confident, resulting in more success. They will communicate more effectively and ultimately be better employees. Building trust in the workplace is essential if you want to be as successful as possible. However, that is often easier said than done.
St Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, is a great opportunity to improve engagement, have some fun with your colleagues, and boost morale. As it approaches, everyone is looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Whether your team is working remotely or in person, there are plenty of creative ideas to celebrate together. Below we will highlight some of our favorite St Patrick’s day team building activities that will surely shake your team’s shamrocks.
Holidays are always a great excuse to get the team together and lift everyone’s spirits, especially while working remotely. St Patrick’s Day is no exception. The famous holiday, celebrated annually on March 17th, is typically a day of merriment, dancing, feasting, and drinking. This St Patrick’s Day, TeamBonding has great ideas for your remote team’s enjoyment. One thing to note is virtual St Patrick’s Day team building activities are just as fun as getting together in person. Pull out your best green attire and get ready to party your shamrocks off.
Employee appreciation day 2023 is coming up soon. If you’re a boss, business owner, or leader, you need to start preparing so you can treat your employees and show them how much you care. Employee appreciation day is the perfect opportunity to give employees the thanks and recognition they deserve for their hard work.
On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million people participate in Bring Your Child to Work Day, which this year falls on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. (more…)
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