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 program. The interactive business simulation game encourages participants to work together within their small teams, as well as within the larger “company.”
Company Team Building That Works
It’s a truly collaborative effort! You select project managers to oversee the project and uncover customer needs. Your pipeline also has a minimum marble “revenue” requirement to meet and a budget that can be spent at the “store” for select purchases of materials. Your company’s marketing department must present a wonderfully creative presentation for the pipeline product, before the ﬁnal moment of truth.
Quality control exists, too, as teams take opportunities to perform more than one round of marble delivery to examine best practices and process improvement.
A diversity of roles means plenty of opportunities to include everyone in your group. Time is limited – will your team come in under budget, communicate effectively and meet your goals?
What has been your favorite company team building program?
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
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