Category: Applied Improv

Nothing brings people together like sharing a laugh. Applied Improv is a kind of fun team building exercise that uses comedy to tackle real workplace challenges. Check out ways to bring the laughter to life!

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Back To School | Daily Team Building While You Work

As summertime ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to backpacks and water bottles. There is palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school.

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Flipping Assumptions: How you can have fun and learn about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Improv

In this podcast, TeamBonding’s Rich Rininsland talks to Coonoor Behal, Founder and CEO of Mind Hatch, along with Greg Tindale and Eva Lewis, creators of an interview-based improv program called the White Privilege, Black Power Experience. The goal of the improv program is to help people discuss the sometimes difficult topics of diversity and empathy, and reveal how comedy — and improv in particular — can help break down some of those uncomfortable barriers to get real, meaningful conversations started.

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Holiday Parties That Rock | Ideas to Make Your Party Profitable

It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains.  From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party budget for some team development.

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Team Vampires: Overcoming the Effects of Negativity in the Workplace

Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess and the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.

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Olympic Day | Celebrating Your Team’s Gold Medal Performance

I can only imagine that there is something special about getting up on the podium and accepting a Gold Medal for your efforts on behalf of your country, especially Olympic gold. The pride associated with achieving top recognition and award for successfully reaching your stated goals, and of course surpassing the competition.

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Rule#1: There Is No Winner

There is no winner in improv despite what you may have thought in the past. You are not the most important part of the scene. Everyone else is. (more…)

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Improv – Working Together Around a Set Of Guidelines

The original founders of the improv troupe, the Upright Citizens Brigade – Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Amy Poehler – have written a manual on the art of improvisational comedy. It doesn’t only apply to acting, though – it applies to any situation where individuals must work together. (more…)

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Improv Comedy Will Give You the Best Mindset for Life

Improv comedy will teach you to improv life. Life is rough sometimes (all the time) with these walls and barriers and judgments we’ve set for ourselves. (more…)

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Holiday Giving – Connecting with Teams Globally

Connecting with teams globally often is achieved with social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. These social media tools have become a regular form of doing business in today’s global workplace. Many managers consider the risks of connecting via social media to far outweigh the benefits. This can be true, however used effectively by conscientious co-workers this tool can be great to have in your teams tool kit. (more…)

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5 Tips for Team Bonding in a Hybrid Meeting

The following is a set of five tips we discovered from Richard Davies, Head of European employee communications, EBAY.

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Building Powerful Team Retreats Part 2 | Components of a Training Program

Part 2 of a two part series on building team retreats. Read part 1 here.

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Building Powerful Team Retreats Part 1 | Design & Delivery

This is the first of a two part series on building effective team retreats.

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Graduation Day | Why Projects Should Have an End Date

There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different.

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No Smoke & Mirrors

Number 3 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10: reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: No Smoke & Mirrors

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Daylight Savings | Building Team Energy

I don’t know about you, but the first day back at work after pushing the clock ahead an hour hurts. It hurts a bit more to get out of bed, and it hurts to get through the day without a seventh cup of coffee (I’m well caffeinated).

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We make you look good!

Number 1 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10” reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: We Make You Look Good.

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