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 the sort of people we are.
In this installment, we will introduce our Account Manager, Kara Trombly. We sat down with her for five minutes to learn about everything from her pet peeves to the one food she can’t live without!
How long have you been with TeamBonding?
I’ve been here for 7-8 months!
What is your most memorable TeamBonding experience?
The first time that I went to the team charity bike build. I was taken not only with the facilitator’s ability to reach out to the group he was speaking to, but also when the children came out to surprise the group. It was really amazing to watch the children receive the bikes.
What do you do in your spare time?
Mostly just hang out with my husband.
What’s your favorite place in the world to be?
Biggest pet peeve:
Dirty dishes in the sink.
What can’t you live without?
Lately it’s been macaroni and cheese.
What is your biggest fear?
I can’t really think of one. Is it bad that I’m not afraid of anything?
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
I don’t even know where my iPod is (oops!) I usually just listen to Pandora these days. My favorite Pandora station right now is Phillip Phillips.
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…)
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