Category: Planning and Prep
The 2018 Olympic Games are here! This international sporting event was founded in the name of unity and friendly competition among the nations of the world. Here at TeamBonding, we are firm believers that friendly competition is the thing good teams are made of! If you’re making the most of the Olympic buzz by having your own Office Olympics, we’re here to help you out! Not sure how to get started? Consider purchasing a DYI program from our store! Once you’ve got a game plan in place, we’ve got some tips and tricks for making sure your Office Olympics goes off without a hitch!
This week’s podcast episode focuses on something that is near and dear to the team’s heart: hybrid events. With over 100 different live and hybrid events to choose from, we chatted with Stu Robertson, leader and creator of Team Up Events, to examine not only work-life balance but hybrid events as well. For many businesses, employee wellness remains a popular topic and can be achieved through a successful team-building event.
There’s no denying that for the last year, the world has been a very different place. Work from home went from a perk that few enjoyed, to a necessity in every company, of every size, in every industry. It has meant rethinking not just how to run a business, but how to foster and nurture the bonds between co-workers to create stronger teams ready to face whatever new challenges or changes each day might bring.
In Season 2, Episode 1 of the TeamBonding podcast, host Richard Rininsland and his guests — Deborah Brunet, Kevin Pertusiello, Samantha Goldstein, and Paul Giroux — discuss team building events from creation to sales and production to performance in a wide-ranging, animated conversation that provides an insider’s viewpoint. In particular, this group of expert team building event facilitators take a closer look at the “three-minute rule” and their individual tried and true ways to keep virtual audiences engaged.
Spring is Coming! How to Host a Safe Live Event in 2021 COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now, but, along with warmer weather and blooming flowers, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel has appeared. Vaccinations are rolling out more quickly across the country, and people are — cautiously — starting to look at what the “new normal” will look like. One of those decisions is whether to stick with virtual events for a bit longer, or whether it’s finally safe to get together in person once more for live events.
There’s no denying that America — and frankly the entire world — is ready to get back to live events. After a year of quarantine, social distancing, virtual parties, and Zoom calls, there is a strong desire to connect with other people in person again. And with vaccinations picking up steam, that desire for live interaction is only getting stronger.
It’s a common problem, especially in today’s world with so many demands coming at us from so many directions — you know what needs to get done, you know how it needs to get done, but for some reason, you’re struggling to “just do it” already.
While remote work has changed a lot of long-held office etiquette — (t-shirts as work attire, children interrupting meetings) one thing that hasn’t changed is the preparation and focus required for job interviews, even those being held virtually. While some virtual interview advice may be obvious, there are other video interview tips you might not expect in the new world of remote work.
No matter your company’s size or industry, your employees are one of your greatest assets. And it’s in your best interest to keep them happy—apart from the ease of a positive work culture, strong team dynamics deepen trust, foster communication, and improve collaboration.
Equally important to remote team productivity and team building is appreciating and celebrating your remote team. How do you celebrate success at work? How do you wish a co-worker a happy birthday? Congratulate them on getting married, or a new addition to the family? Have a night out after work? Working remotely has changed these things and it’s not as easy to celebrate with them, or thank them for their hard work. Thinking outside the box is necessary.
There’s a great deal of focus lately on how to help remote workers maintain productivity. With so many people around the world having abruptly transitioned to work-from-home conditions, this is indeed a pressing concern. However, productivity isn’t the only thing we should be thinking about. Working from home can make for a full-fledged lifestyle change, and can be jarring to employees in a number of ways. Even if they keep working, they might feel somewhat disconnected from their professional lives, and by extension their finances. Given these concerns, we’re going to go over some financial wellness tips that can help remote workers to maintain financial stability and stay on top of this aspect of their lives.
During this uncertain and challenging time, it is more important than ever to understand how your employees are doing. Now, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt businesses across the country, it is an optimal time to send internal surveys to employees. Many employees are working remotely for the first time and this may have impacted their productivity and even mental health.
Rather than expecting office life to “go back to normal” after coronavirus, business and team leaders should be planning for what many are calling the “new normal.” So what does team-building after COVID-19 look like? For starters, it includes safe and sanitary workspaces for employees, potentially more remote hires, and flexible work-from-home policies.
Given the state of the current environment, businesses everywhere are adjusting to remote work. Whether your organization is a veteran to remote work policies, or entirely new to the concept, successfully maintaining a remote team requires the same general best practices as a traditional one would. Fortunately, this growing trend offers a plethora of benefits for both employees and businesses overall. From greater flexibility to improved productivity, the switch to remote work can be a liberating thing when properly managed. That said, proper management begins with ensuring your remote employees are equipped with all necessary tools to perform their jobs both efficiently and securely. Now more than ever, cybercriminals are targeting remote workers, and in these fast-paced times, it’s important you feel confident in the security of your business and the data behind it. To help make certain of that, we’re sharing a few cybersecurity best practices to reduce the risk of your remote employees falling victim to an attack.
One of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is how well your team works together. Corporate team building can be an effective and transformative strategy for helping business executives and their employees to feel more invested in their careers and each other.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
Get It On Video When it comes to planning the next big teambuilding experience, many aspects can get a little stressful and somewhat overwhelming. Deciding the type of experience you want your staff to have is essential for a successful event. If you’re looking to save some money on the next big event, consider this offer. Usually, if you want your event filmed, it comes with the hassle of hiring a separate videographer to capture it. Now, along with an unforgettable experience, you can save some money too. TeamBonding is offering to film your event free of charge and provide the footage to you and your staff in exchange for allowing us to use the footage as promotional content for TeamBonding. The programs currently offering this exchange are listed below.
Planning the perfect team building experience may at times seem overwhelming, especially when choosing a venue. Choosing the backdrop for your event, the space that will influence all other decisions may seem like a daunting task since there are literally thousands of options. Thankfully, these efficient, user-friendly websites will do most of the work for you. These venue finders can drastically improve and speed-up the process to finding your perfect venue.
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.
July is upon us, which means the season of summer outing has arrived! Whether you’re going for a fully facilitated summer outing like Outrageous Games or Ultimate Tailgate Challenge, or opting to do it yourself, it’s time to get out and enjoy the sun! But what can you do to make sure you have the best possible summer outing? We’ve got some tips for ways to be prepared for your fun in the sun!
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