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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
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.
Users can book team building experiences right from the YoYo website, which includes information about pricing, duration, and ideal group size as well as details about the location, logistics, and outcomes. Find out why an industry veteran has created an online marketplace for team building experiences.
Add a bit of Hollywood to a teambuilding event with TeamBonding's Make-A-Movie experience. The company’s facilitators begin the event with a short skit and then challenge each team of employees to make their own movie around a specific theme. TeamBonding provides digital video cameras and all editing services. The groups reconvene to screen each of the movies and vote on categories such as best actor and best director. The organizer also receives a DVD with all of the movies on it.
TeamBonding, a leader in team-building that helps companies of all sizes foster communication, create deeper bonds and more efficiency amongst employees through customized events and activities, today announced that it has been ranked no. 4840 by Inc Magazine in the 34th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This marks the fifth time that TeamBonding has been named to the list.
As fans of public radio, we are proud to team member Rob Fletcher's work featured in a recent segment on NPR. This piece tells how our uniquely dynamic program, Play the Blues, helped an international team from Unilever come together through the universal language of music. NPR Interview: http://quixoteconsulting.com/Media/NPR_ptb.html More about Rob: https://www.teambonding.com/people/robfletcher/
"When pharmaceutical company McKesson held a sales meeting in San Francisco for 80 of its salespeople, it worked with Stoughton, Massachusetts-based TeamBonding on an activity to build wheelchairs for a disabled veterans group."
When a manager puts a corporate outing on his or her employees’ calendars, the typical response tends to be groans, eyerolls, and at best, shrugs of passive acceptance. After all, corporate events aren’t exactly the most thrilling way to spend one’s time. Whether it’s an annual meeting, training session, or company offsite, these sort of events usually include lame leaders, awkward icebreakers, and dull seminars on professional development. That wasn’t the case yesterday, however, for Santander Global Facilities who embarked on an urban adventure organized by TeamBonding.
Iconic teams know, as the TEAM acronym reflects, together everyone achieves more. The corporate world is no different. Here’s how to work with your clients on team-building events that produce all-star results. Goldstein says his company’s philosophy was built on the power of play. The 15-year-old company offers a host of teambuilding and bonding events and activities, aimed at getting people to know and trust each other outside the office setting, as well as develop communication and collaboration among employees.
"This month, we wanted to try something a little different and spent a Friday volunteering together for a local charity contributing to Social Good in the greater Boston area. Our initiative was made possible by TeamBonding, a company that manages all the logistics to coordinate team bonding outings for organizations of all sizes."
There are hundreds of ways to help your staff bond out of the store—from lunches to weekend retreats, from cooking contests to volunteer projects. JCK talked with several retailers who have developed their own ways of boosting team spirit as well as the experts who counsel companies looking to create a more cohesive—and productive—staff. “A company is much more efficient when people can depend on one another,” says David Goldstein, team-building specialist with TeamBonding in Boston...
It's no secret that some people find team-building exercises, well, alienating. While big, far-flung organizations still use team building in attempts to improve communication and camaraderie, many who participate end up wishing everyone had just stayed at their desks...
Over 1,600 military care packages were donated to Operation Gratitude through a single set of TeamBonding's Operation Military Care events in February...
TeamBonding offers five “Smartphone Scaventures,” in which players use the company’s mobile app to search for items, complete tasks, and snap photos. Teams earn points based on activities completed and the quality of photos. Hosts can create a mission list from a bank of more than 100 options—such as asking participants to play “human limbo”—or they can design their own activities. Teams can compete against one another from multiple locations, whether in different cities or different countries. Each hunt takes about three hours to complete.
Midwest Meetings spoke to David Goldstein (TeamBonding™) and others as they shared some of their insights on teambuilding including: why meeting/event planners might choose teambuilding, challenges encountered and popular teambuilding activities.
Want a quick snapshot of the current state of corporate America (and society at large, for that matter)? Look no further than your local team-building organization. “Corporate social responsibility is going to be hot for the next few years,” says David Goldstein.
Working side by side on a mission of kindness inspires employees and cultivates a sense of camaraderie that enhances morale long after returning to the office.