Transitions can be tough and the transition from a fast-paced, fun-filled summer to a slower fall season is no different. Here’s how to help your team embrace this time of change and prepare your company for a successful autumn with some fun team bonding activities.
Fall Bake Off
Ask your employees to bake their tastiest fall recipe and bring them to the office. Give everyone a score card and let the tasting begin. Your staff will love the sweet treats and the playful trash-talk that is sure to accompany a friendly competition!
Pumpkin carving is a quintessential fall activity that your employees are bound to enjoy! Break your employees into teams and ask them to collaborate on their pumpkin’s design and execution. They’ll turn ordinary pumpkins into magnificent works of art! After the carving, your employees can use their pumpkins to decorate the office and serve as a reminder of all the fun they had.
Ask your office to dress in their Halloween best for a competition that won’t disappoint. The participants can introduce themselves and show off their costumes while the rest of your employees vote. Extra points for ingenuity!
Does your office have a need for speed and a love for fall activities? If you answered “yes” to both, we’ve got the perfect team building activity for you! Turn a pumpkin into the ultimate race car. Don’t forget to decorate your pumpkins so you can spot them as they speed towards the finish line.
Host a murder mystery lunch for your office and leave it up to your staff to identify the killer. Need help planning? You’re in luck – we’ve been planning murder mysteries for over 30 years. Get in touch to plan start planning today!
What fall activity does your team enjoy? Tell us in the comments.
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.
It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains. From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party budget for some team development.
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.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
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!
Giving back to our communities makes you feel good, assists in making you more socially aware and helps you bond with your colleagues as you team up to help those in need. Charity is beneficial for both humanity and business for many reasons. When you participate in Corporate Social Responsibility team building activities, you get the best of both worlds.
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 futures of their companies, and are cutting corners at every possible turn. No one is very eager to spend money on team building.
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