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?
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…)
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
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