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 talked to Melissa, our Event Coordinator, about her favorite place to be, advice for her younger self and more.
Since January 2018
What do you do in your spare time?
I am actively involved in a local theater group that produces three main stage shows per year.
What is your favorite place in the world to be?
On my couch, under a fuzzy blanket, with my cup of tea, and my cat on my lap or at my feet.
What advice would you give your younger self?
You know what you are doing! Trust your instincts.
Describe yourself in three words:
Kind, honest and caring.
Something people may not know about you:
I am a huge history nerd. I will become interested in a certain era in history and I will then read everything I can find about it. I could probably be able to tell you almost anything about the Romanov’s.
The most important thing in life is:
Family is the most important thing in my life. Without them, I would be lost!
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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