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!
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…)
Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of DIY activities you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team retreat. Take a look at some of our most popular DIY activities down below.
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
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