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 […]
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 […]
It was just about two weeks ago now that Stephanie and I made our way to our neighbors of the North and attended the ADMEI 2013 Conference and I have to tell you – we are still Mad For Montreal! From start to finish, ADMEI 2013 was the experience of a lifetime! Highlights for us […]
In THREE weeks we’re heading to the ADMEI Annual Conference, the premier forum for Destination Management professionals at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Ooh la la! This year’s agenda will focus on global trends in the meetings industry and emerging influences that impact the daily challenges Destination Management Companies face, challenges we know very well […]
Welcome to the new TeamBonding.com! Our new look features new functionality, enhanced navigation and fun ways to stay engaged with team building. With our responsive web design, you can access TeamBonding.com on any device. We worked with Bitfoundry to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the old TeamBonding.com, research what would benefit our customers and […]
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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 When I started TeamBonding, the web was in its early stages. In those days, our clients knew us, trusted us, and most often met us before we delivered their team […]
Number 2 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10” reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: Customization is our Middle Name. As Client Solutions Manager, I am the first point of contact for clients, so it falls on me to provide a valuable experience from start to finish. Try custom team […]
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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. As the Director of Corporate Events with TeamBonding, it seemed appropriate that this list was a great starting point to explain a little about our work, who we are, and […]