Teams like yours appreciate team building that works and makes a powerful difference in the community – delivering smiles to hundreds of children.
Research shows that when people just sit and listen to a teacher, they retain only 20% of what they hear. However, participants involved in active learning (doing a real job, a simulation, a training game, etc.) retain 90% of the information.
The bike builds encourage teammates to navigate challenges and earn enough “chips” to purchase parts. Working as a team is very effective, but these activities give your team hands-on working knowledge and tools to practice the right skills to be productive, effective and efficient together. Your team will learn to:
- Build communication skills
- Strengthen problem-solving
- Inspire teamwork toward goal
- Develop resource management skills
- Improve time management
- Cultivate customer service and connection
- Foster big-picture thinking
- Identify team strengths
The Bike Build
You’ve earned your chips and purchased the parts that you need. Armed with wrenches and enthusiasm, your team diligently constructs the ultimate human-powered rocket — a child’s bicycle.
Once completed, you wheel your mechanical marvels to the presentation start line. Everyone is poised to present their bike and “marketing commercial” to their TeamBonding ‘customers’.
Do you remember your first bike? The first time you learned to ride?
Suddenly a door at the end of the room bursts open. Now, your real customers come running out – children from your community. Imagine the delighted surprise that ﬁlls the room when your group ﬁnds out that these children, many of whom have never had a bike before, get to take these newly built bicycles home today.
Through the bike build, your team will connect with organizations like local Boys & Girls Club chapters to bring these kind of memories to children in your community. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.
In every community, children are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Many Club programs are designed to help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Independent Boys & Girls Club organizations, which are governed locally, serve youth and communities in more than 4,000 Club locations. Children that benefit from these programs include:
- 5% are 5 years old and under
- 46% are 6-10 years old
- 20% are 11-12 years old
Have you ever participated in a bike build or any other charitable team building event? What was your experience like? Please share your favorite stories with us.
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.
Team building exercises with PowerPoints and icebreakers are great. But if you really want your team to come together than blurting off odd facts probably won’t cut it. When you’re looking to get your corporate team out of the office and interacting with each other, check out these 9 Best Team Building Activities in Atlanta.
As per the season, the TeamBonding team celebrated the holidays with a bang. Each year, the entire TeamBonding team kicks off the holidays with our annual holiday party. It’s always a new activity or adventure we haven’t done before. It gets hard trying to come up with new fun things to do and one-upping the year before. We try to do different activities each time and this year was no different. For our big surprise this year, we went to The Studio Kitchen at Kingston Collection in Kingston, MA.
Welcome to the new and improved TeamBonding site! We are excited to announce the launch of TeamBonding’s newly designed website. We hope you like our new site which was designed with our new slogan “Where Work Meets Play” in mind. We streamlined it to be more user-friendly and reflective of our company values. The site is compatible with tablets and smartphones, making it easy for you to keep in touch on-the-move.
When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, keep in mind what you achieved in the past year, both positives and negatives. The truth is, while we can make as many New Year’s resolutions as we want, they won’t come to fruition if you don’t actually have the motivation and care to.
Last Week TeamBonding Celebrated Giving Tuesday in a Big Way! David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding, decided to encourage donations by matching every staff member’s individual donation. As a result of David and Wendy’s generosity, and the generosity of our incredible team, we were able to raise $2,000 for a variety of charities. It was a heartwarming display of kindness and collaboration from the TeamBonding crew and their leaders. Our team explains why they gave to their chosen charities below.
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
This year TeamBonding celebrated Thanksgiving with our very own Teamsgiving hosted by David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding. As you can probably imagine, things can get a bit busy in the TeamBonding offices. From facilitating events all over the country to developing a new and improved website, we have our hands full. In the spirit of the holiday season, we decided to take a step back and give thanks to our incredible team with a Teamsgiving celebration. Check out some of the highlights below:
Sure, Halloween is for trick-or-treating and dressing your kids up in cute costumes, but we think the adults deserve a treat too! It’s National Pumpkin Day and we’re bringing you three creative ways to incorporate pumpkins into your next grown-up party!
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