In this new installment, we’re sharing with you a new addition for your at-work playlist every week. These are some of our favorite songs that speak to us; they have a meaningful and relevant message to what we do and believe is important here at TeamBonding, or simply just get us pumped up and motivated when we need that extra boost.
Motivation & Team Building With Music
We have a theory that music can influence your mood, which in turn can influence your actions and the outcome of those actions. Music can inspire you to think differently; it can evoke emotions or thoughts, and promote creativity. On an individual level, music can give you the motivation to get up and get something done, or take charge – and on a collaborative level, it can make team building more effective.
So check us out every Monday for our song of the week – we know you could use that extra little push on a Monday morning, anyway!
Perhaps one of the more obvious song choices here is this one – we’re sure you’re familiar with the Fab Four and one of their most famous songs. The simple lyrics and catchy beat make for a track that’s bound to get stuck in your head – “I get by with a little help from my friends!” How do you think The Beatles became superstars, anyway!?
John, Paul, George and Ringo knew that working together is the key to success. The Beatles would never have been as virally successful as they were without the different talents and skills that each member brought to the band, with each piece as important as the next. With “a little help from your friends”, you can make large tasks smaller and more manageable. Good luck getting this song out of your head for the rest of the day!
Are there any songs that inspire or speak to you? Share them with us, and we may feature them!
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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