To me the holiday season starts and ends with Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that brings people together, families, friends, co-workers. It is a time when and if possible, we are together with those that mean the most to us and this holiday really hasn’t fallen into religious or retail exploitation.
We spend most of our waking lives at our workplace so it makes sense that our work environment should be a place for friendship, fun and of course – high productivity. What many people fail to realize is that a truly effective workplace successfully embraces creativity, innovation and rapport within a team of individuals.
Some studies have show that participants involved in active learning (a simulation, a training game, etc…) retain 90% of the information. Although this percentage may vary by study, one thing is for sure. Active learners show better attitudes and improvements in thinking and writing. That’s what makes Product Pipeline such a successful company team building […]
Anyone who operates a small business can relate to the scene in Pixar’s Toy Story where Buzz demonstrates his ability to “fall with style”. Woody argues against Buzz’s ability to fly. Buzz has faith and proves he can.
Today marks the last day of my Social Media & Marketing Internship with TeamBonding! Although I am itching and ready to get back to Amherst, I am also sad for my last day at TeamBonding to end.
It’s simple, having fun at work through group activities and team building games leads to a great company culture. It’s no secret that having a great company culture boosts productivity and has a major ROI from a financial standpoint. As workplace happiness pioneer Tony Hsieh put it; “Happiness is a business model.”
It has recently been brought to our attention that one of the greatest meeting and event planning conferences is coming up THIS fall. We need to go! But, we can’t get there without you.
Did you know that ants hate each other, but work together? Chimpanzees also recognize when collaboration is necessary and identify the optimal partner. The animal world has some powerful workplace team building inspiration! Trust building activities can help you practice teamwork like animals.
Did you just enjoy a wonderfully long weekend? Did you kick it off with some competitive team boning activities? By a lake? We hope so because we hate to brag.
Did you know that the first smartphone was released in 1992? I kid you not – IBM released Smartphone Simon in the early 90s. Having been born a year later, I certainly don’t remember it, but the pictures are really something else… IBM only released about 50,000 Simon smartphones in 1992 due to an unprepared, semi-uninterested […]
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure. This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes. Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have […]
According to Merriam-Webster, the word Facilitator is defined as: one that facilitates; especially : one that helps to bring about an outcome (as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision. While we wholeheartedly agree with this definition, we also believe that there is so much more to a facilitator.
Have you heard of the IRS dance video? How about the Star Trek parody? If you haven’t, watch the clips below. They’re stirring up quite a bit of team building program controversy.
In order to build a team, we must first form bonds. Take atoms for example. An atom is the smallest building block of everything that exists today. Everything! To become everything you see and touch, atoms must work together. They need to bond with other atoms. Atoms that don’t bond are …well… just atoms. Each […]
In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before. Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about […]
Now Departing: “Storming”, Next Stop: “Norming” It’s the calm after the storm. The battles have been fought, the decisions have been made, and now the dust is settling. Your team has made it to the Norming stage of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development! Really you should be celebrating, because not all teams make it to […]
Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end. Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. […]
Unless you’re stranded alone on a deserted island, chances are good that you are part of a team on a regular basis. It may be a small team, it may be a large team, but these teams help us accomplish our common goals and further our mutual causes. So, how does building a team work? […]
The power of play is the best way to get you working as a team today. If you’re here, it means you are looking for ways to help your team bond together to become a more cohesive, collaborative and more productive unit, right? The answer is the power of play. Even though this sounds like “just […]