The word “nominication“ (a combination of the Japanese verb ‘nomimasu’ (to drink) and the English word ‘communication’) stands for after work drinking parties.
The communication aspect of the word refers to breaking down company barriers and having fun discussions after work. Outside the office in comfortable surroundings, corporate hierarchy is broken down bring everyone onto the same playing field. Usually these gatherings create a family feeling in the office.
Team Mixologist: How To Improve Communication Skills With Cocktails
Sharing cocktails provides a shared experience, promotes disclosure, builds trust, increases self-awareness and levels the playing field. However, moderation and intention are key. Some of the drawbacks of after-work happy hours are that they are too far removed from the work environment, and without facilitated dialog, the potential learning never surfaces.
Team Mixologist is a unique event that takes your team from good to great by focusing on some real time business skills through a series of interactive mix’ologist competitions.
Icebreakers and Team Building That Work
Your team will be setup into groups that are given a mystery box of ingredients and asked to design a custom cocktail; this can be tailored to fit a specific theme. Each team will come up with an original name for their cocktail and prepare a presentation to convince the judges and their fellow participants that their groups cocktail is the best of the best!
The instructors will select the winning cocktail based not only on the taste but on the concept, presentation and the making of the cocktails, prizes will be awarded accordingly.
How has sharing a few cocktails helped you bond with a co-worker or supervisor?
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I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
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.
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