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As soon as TeamBonding Facilitator Paul Giroux kicked things off, asking “Ready for an adventure?”, it was clear this wasn’t your typical corporate event.
- Caroline Lyle, Bostinno
Team-building activities have long been a popular way to facilitate bonds and increase trust and communication between members of groups. But these days, old-school games such as hot-dog-eating contests and egg-drop races have taken a backseat to more innovative pursuits that specifically target different industries and meeting goals.
Paint Soles For Souls, Go Green Racing
With corporate social responsibility front of mind for many brands and corporations, teambuilding activities with philanthropic tie-ins can serve as major multitaskers: In addition to unifying groups and building skills like organization, efficiency, and financial management, such activities can simultaneously benefit charitable organizations while also building goodwill. Pertaining to the environment, hunger and homelessness, children in need, military families, and other causes, these options are available in locations across the country.
As a company that works with HR leaders and executives who are looking to build stronger teams within their organizations, naturally, employee engagement is a topic that is near and dear to us. It’s a term that’s been buzzing over the past couple of years as organizations search high and low for the perfect formula to decrease turnover, increase enthusiasm and maximize productivity amongst employees.
Many employees tend to file team building in the same folder as other office jargon like “bandwidth” and “synergy.” Even industry pioneer David Goldstein admits the overused term gets a bad rap. But he’s made it his mission to harness “the power of play” and turn what some view as mandated fun into a rewarding experience.
For NFL teams, the grueling quest towards a Super Bowl ring begins under the hot summer sun during training camp. It’s a time where newcomers get tested, and veterans refine their craft. But above all, training camp provides a stage for an amorphous group of over 75 individuals to transform into a cohesive unit and drive towards a shared goal: winning.
When negativity becomes a habit, it affects productivity and profitability, leading to increased turnover, lateness, absenteeism, customer complaints, errors, accidents, and illness. By being proactive, you can help the perpetrators of negativity change their behavior. Here’s 5 ways to protect against these creepy counterparts:
Over the last twenty years, we’ve had many interns join us at TeamBonding. The vast majority of them ended up making significant contributions to our business in one way or another — from helping us hone our team building event offerings to building out our social media presence. A few of them even went on to join our team full-time.
TeamBonding has offered businesses unusual team-building programs since 1999, including creating ice sculptures, solving corporate crime CSI style, and holding high-tech scavenger hunts. The company has a staff of 12 at its Stoughton headquarters, but operates nationally and internationally using event facilitators across the globe. Sharon resident David Goldstein, 54, is the founder and CEO of TeamBonding, recently named — for the fifth time — to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies. We talked to Goldstein for this story.
Whether you’re a team leader or C-level executive, the success of your company depends on your team. We’re here to answer all your questions about employee engagement activities, leadership retreats and other fun team building events - we can help make everything a lot easier. Contact us. We’re happy to help.