Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared for the future of their company and are cutting corners where they can. Not everyone is eager to spend money on team building.
Here’s an idea: what if you’re not just spending your money on team building? What if you’re spending your money to give back to your community, to the children of your neighbors and friends? What if we create a kind of team building event that focuses on CSR and giving back? Thus, the Charity Build a Bike Team Building Activity was born.
Since then, the Bike Build program has become the most popular team building program we offer. We’ve hosted over 750 Charity Bike Builds, working with many different companies like Nestle, Verizon and Starbucks. With your help, we’ve donated over 19,000 bikes, and that number is still growing. The participants of this program have a real impact on the lives of children in their communities.
Beyond the charitable impact, this program has had lasting impacts on hundreds of teams over the last ten years. In addition to the sense of group accomplishment from having made a difference, the program itself exercises several important aspects of teamwork. This program enforces communication skills, strengthens problem-solving, and helps teams identify strengths and weaknesses within their structure.
Time and time again, we hear that the most rewarding part of the program is getting to see the kids receive their bikes! This aspect of the program takes the work, fun, and laughter everyone shared and changes the outcome from something abstract to something concrete. People get to see the good they’re doing, and the experience of that is unparalleled.
“I just wanted to thank you for your assistance with the Charity Bike Build. The build went off without a hitch, the teams were really into the competition not knowing that the kids would be showing up later in the day. Once the kids arrived, it was just awesome and our folks loved it.”
K.M. – TJX Companies
TeamBonding is thrilled with how much this program has grown, and we hope it will continue to do so in the future. Keep on building!
What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Corporate Social Responsibility refers to the idea that a company or corporation has a moral obligation to give back to their community. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs can help build bonds, strengthen communication skills and boost morale while making a positive difference in the lives of people who need it most.
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How to embrace team collaboration? For an organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, it is important to foster a work environment that supports collaboration amongst colleagues. Unfortunately for most organizations, this does not occur naturally, and thus you must make an effort and take steps to help build and sustain a cooperative work environment.
A Company Culture One of the most important aspects of any successful organization is to have a clearly defined company culture. Office culture can influence and be influenced by many things including the type of communication within an organization, the types of events you hold for your employees, and the standards you hold your employees, too.
Team building: It is a very common term that is often discussed in many organizations today as a means of trying to get employees to accomplish common goals. Although the term itself may have developed a more negative meaning over recent years, Forbes Magazine says, “Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.” In order for this to happen, you have to be innovative when coming up with team building activities. Try to think past the often used group picnic idea, and implement team building practices that will allow employees and coworkers to use their strengths to bring better, long-term value to your business as a whole.
In this series of articles, we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of what sort of people we are. In this installment, we talk with Matt, our Warehouse Manager, who makes all the magic happen by packing and shipping the materials needed for every event! We discuss what he does in his free time, favorite foods, and bucket list!
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