You may have heard some buzz about our new offering, The HakaWorks Team Building Program. This new program is unlike any other we offer and is deeply rooted in the cultural practice of haka.
So what is haka?
Haka is a posture dance which engages body, movement, voice and the collective strength of the group. It is a traditional dance of the Maori people, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Haka has become more visible as of late as it is performed by the All Blacks, the New Zealand Rugby team, the current holders of the rugby world cup and one of the highest and most successful teams in the world. They perform it as a ritual prior to their rugby games as a way to acknowledge their origins, to connect with their identity and to demonstrate their commitment to defeating the opposition.
The haka has been performed by the All Blacks for well over 100 years. It has been performed by Maori for well over 1000 years. There are hundreds if not thousands of different haka. Like songs, they tell stories and help bind the performers to their family or tribal identity and help express deeply held convictions. They are performed in all sorts of situations; famously, as a war dance to unite the troops and to intimidate the enemy. But equally, haka are performed in other contexts – be that to welcome special guests, to celebrate special occasions such as birthday’s or weddings, to farewell loved ones, or simply to have fun and entertain.
Whatever the purpose, it’s about your team or your people coming together, showing their passion, belief, their generosity, and conviction in achieving their ultimate collective purpose. It can engage and energize you and help strengthen the unity of your team. We invite you to contact an account manager today and see what this program can do for you!
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.
Ice breakers and puzzle games have their place, but sometimes you just want to get together as a group, and play. Here at TeamBonding, encouraging play is what we’re all about! When you play as a team, you develop and strengthen social bonds, which makes working together a more rewarding experience all around. With this in mind, we’re excited to share a free game for you to play with your team the next time you need to relax and have some fun.
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.
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.
With Hurricane Florence on the horizon, we’ve outlined 5 steps to keep your employees safe and supported during a natural disaster. In the wake of a crisis, your staff is left dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath into the future. The way you and your team prepare and react to the crisis will have a profound impact on all facets of your business.
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 the sort of people we are. In this installment, we talk to Wendy, our new Director of Event Operations, about her favorite place in the world and the most important things in life.
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 the sort of people we are. In this installment, we talk to Cathrine, our new Sr. Events Manager, about her favorite place in the world, music, and her favorite food.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Team Cuisine event.
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