They say there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring people together. After over 20 years of creating, hosting, and experiencing team building activities, we have proof to back that up. People love a little friendly competition, so much so that most of our programs feature some competative elements.
Competition drives us to do better
Competition works as a motivator because it pushes us to exceed. Not only are we driven to exceed our own capabilities, but also those of our teammates and coworkers as well. Friendly competition in a relaxed setting, like a scavenger hunt or a card game, encourages people to work together and to spent time together, creating social bonds which strength teamwork. Taking it a step further, competition fosters cooperation, which is the backbone of good teamwork.
“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Now it’s easy to imagine the dark side of too much competition. Sore losers can easily spoil the fun, while overzealous winners can just as easily ruin a good thing. How do you keep the games friendly well still encouraging people to compete with each other? Well, that’s one of the secrets we’ve perfected over the years. While all of our programs feature some kind of contests, our gameshow programs are structured around they idea that competition brings out the best in teams. Our facilitators are specially trained to keep the games friendly and exciting. They’ll make sure bragging winners or sore losers won’t spoil the event for anyone.
Our gameshow program list is expanding rapidly, with two new programs being added in the last month. Our clients love the friend competitive edge to these programs, a couple of which also feature a charity element.
- C’MON DOWN!
- FOODBANK SHOWDOWN
- GAME SHOW MANIA
- IN IT TO WIN IT
- ROLL THE DICE
- SPIN TO WIN!
- SURVEY SAYS
- WILD CARD BINGO
These gameshow programs are an excellent way to encourage friendly competition among your team. Most are based on TV shows or games the everyone is familiar with, which is a fun way to feel like you’re experiencing something special. Our facilitators are experts on making the most out of competitive energy, without letting it run wild. Learn more about what competition can do for you today!
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…)
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