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.
Events such as Tough Mudder or The Spartan Race provide a chance to experience this kind of intensity. Competing in an obstacle filled race that puts your strength, skills, and ability to work with others as a cohesive unit to the test. Each of the obstacles requires teamwork, unity, and support in order to overcome and achieve each barrier. Participants have the opportunity to embark on races that range from 1 to 12 miles, each filled with numerous obstacles according to the length of the race.
The types of challenges that members of a team face from overcoming obstacle courses together require the following: in-the-moment problem solving, the pressure of working together, all of which are accompanied by the military-based mindset of “No one left behind.” Many participants of these obstacle competitions claim that it is an experience that they would gladly repeat.
To Joy A. from California, choice of teammates makes all the difference: “How do you get through it? Pick a good team. I’m not referring to picking only the strongest or fastest. Pick friends that are dedicated, loyal, and are ready to get down and dirty.”
Jerline H. from Washington D. C. confirms this, stating, “I love how much of a teamwork vibe there is going on; even when I was butt sliding down the steep hill I had people come by and try to help me.”
Take it from people like Joy and Jerline who know that a good attitude makes all the difference. Loyalty and dedication outshine talent and ability any day. The support and help of teammates is what helps other press on, move forward, and accomplish their goals.
Join Together. Be Empowered.
Teams are not simply built in a day. They require communication, cohesion, and established rapport through shared experience. Never be afraid to reach out to others and try something new. Who knows? A new friendship or connection with a teammate may be right around the corner.
A Company Culture One of the most important aspects of any successful organization is to have a clearly defined company culture. Office culture can influence and be influenced by many things including the type of communication within an organization, the types of events you hold for your employees, and the standards you hold your employees, too.
After this year’s exciting new partnership with Catalyst, (A Global Team Building Network) our Regional Manager, Sam Goldstein flew off ✈️ to Bucarest, Romania to attend the 2019 Catalyst Conference! With a passion for innovation, planning and delivering the best team building events, Sam was able to share her trip with us through pictures and conversation. The Catalyst Conference gathered Catalyst leaders from across the globe to share new programs, ideas, success stories, and have fun!
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Be a good leader: Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
Team building: It is a very common term that is often discussed in many organizations today as a means of trying to get employees to accomplish common goals. Although the term itself may have developed a more negative meaning over recent years, Forbes Magazine says, “Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.” In order for this to happen, you have to be innovative when coming up with team building activities. Try to think past the often used group picnic idea, and implement team building practices that will allow employees and coworkers to use their strengths to bring better, long-term value to your business as a whole.
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 what sort of people we are. In this installment, we talk with Matt, our Warehouse Manager, who makes all the magic happen by packing and shipping the materials needed for every event! We discuss what he does in his free time, favorite foods, and bucket list!
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