Have you heard of the IRS dance video? How about the Star Trek parody?
If you haven’t, watch the clips below. They’re stirring up quite a bit of team building program controversy.
Listen to one of our all start facilitators, Jackie Tamas, as she’s asked to use the IRS firestorm as a catalyst for discussing how technology trends are having a negative impact on team work, what makes effective team building and finding common ground amongst your team “without being cheesy.”
One of Jackie’s team building program tips? “Don’t ask someone to do something that you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself.”
IRS Dance Video
IRS Star Trek Parody
What are YOU willing to do for your team building program?
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
United we stand. Divided we fall. Some of the strongest bonds are forged in the face of challenge and adversity. War, economic collapse, social protests—these circumstances bring people all different backgrounds, from different walks of life; in ways that they might never have met. However, not all bonds are forged on challenge alone. Sometimes teams find their foundations in activities that combine fitness, competition, and good-humored fun.
Have you made a team building resolution for the New Year?! You should!
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown
They say there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring people together. After over 20 years of creating, hosting, and experiencing team building activities, we have proof to back that up. People love a little friendly competition, so much so that most of our programs feature some competative elements.
Many people are working longer and harder, thinking that this will solve the problem of an ever-increasing workload. But they are still falling behind, becoming chronically overwhelmed, and burning out. Work is where we spend much of our time. (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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