Play the ultimate April Fools’ joke on your entire company.Don’t let anyone in on the joke! At your kick-off event, dinner or just during a meeting break, we’ll simply have you introduce our corporate impostor Tom Hayes to your audience as a newly hired executive, overseas director, industry consultant or expert in your field. The speech begins: very seriously, covering hot company and industry topics you provide. Your audience will find it very believable. It will be absolutely convincing using jargon and terms specific to your business or industry. This part runs about 5 minutes and then the fun really begins.
The speech slowly starts sounding more and more ridiculous. The impostor will start to slip in a few jokes here and there and then, things get down right outrageous! Everyone slowly figures out it’s a prank and start to realize that they are being “put on”. The impostor will cleverly let them in on the joke and reveal that he is a comedian and a magician, much to the relief of the crowd (cue the unanimous “April Fooooools’!” exclamation from the event organizers). Not what they expected at all!
This is a great morale booster, adding a nice dimension to the whole notion of team building and a twist on corporate entertainment. Time to sit back and enjoy the show!
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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