Category: Improve Engagement
To start to understand the way people behave differently in group settings, we first need to define exactly what a group is. Now, there are a lot of different academic and sociological ways to do this, but the simplest version breaks down like this: A group is two or more people connected together by social relationships.1
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.
TeamBonding works with companies across the country looking to build stronger teams within their organizations, so naturally, employee engagement is a topic that comes up often. It’s a term that’s been buzzing over the past couple of years as organizations search high and low for the perfect formula to decrease turnover, increase enthusiasm and maximize productivity amongst employees.
“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.”- Jason Kidd Team building quotes can inspire and motivate your team to work together and complete tasks efficiently. Being motivated by famous business leaders, historical figures, or even professional sports players can spark the fire that is needed to get the job done. (more…)
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford This week’s team building quote comes from a man who revolutionized American industry and laid the foundation for many operating practices of today: Henry Ford. Ford’s innovative thinking gave way to mass production and mass consumption where workers could purchase the product they were making, which began the development of the American Dream. (more…)
Employee morale is defined as the satisfaction, outlook and feelings of well-being an employee has within a workplace setting. Proven to have a direct impact on productivity, it is one of the cornerstones of business. Employees who are happy and positive at work are said to have high employee morale as opposed to companies that maintain employees who are dissatisfied and negative about their work environment are said to have low or negative employee morale. (more…)
Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. Attrition is different. This generally refers to the end of the employment relationship due to retirement or job elimination or employee death. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee.
Almost exactly one year ago, I started in my position at TeamBonding. Coming from a job in financial services and still being fresh out of college, working in the corporate events industry was a big (and welcome) change for me. From the start, I knew that this position was going to be a great way to understand the responsibilities of a cross-functional marketing and sales role, and also give me the chance to be a part of a tight-knit team.
Finding the right way to team build can be difficult. You want to keep everyone engaged, find something that everyone will enjoy doing, and above all, have a good time. Most employees hear the words “team building activity” and want to run in the other direction, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Team building is very important to have effective communication in the workplace and can help increase employee engagement! (more…)
May the best team win! Improve team communication, while having fun. (more…)