Number 3 on TeamBonding’s list of “TOP 10: reasons why we make a great partner in helping companies build strong teams is: No Smoke & Mirrors
When I started TeamBonding, the web was in its early stages. In those days, our clients knew us, trusted us, and most often met us before we delivered their team building event. Today, we rely on our website to introduce us to new clients and we have to build trust in the story we tell.
Sometimes I wish I could just pull back the curtain and show people the team we have behind the scenes and the dedication they show that makes our team building events the best they can be.
When you work with TeamBonding, you deal directly with my team. We handle your program start to finish, with complete accountability and we control all logistics. Our Corporate Event Managers get involved in the process as soon as you choose the program that best fits your team. They select and communicate event information to your facilitator who delivers your program, and they connect with venues so that there are no surprises for you or for us.
Although we may not meet, we have an office (two actually), with desks, computers, software, calendars, and a warehouse, all in place to support your event. Your TeamBonding facilitator is experienced at delivering the program that you chose, and our assistants are all screened. Essentially, our team builds your team. It’s as simple as that and that makes you look good.
Smoke and Mirrors? Not a chance. What you see is what you get and new clients become old friends as soon as their event is completed as promised.
Imagine you recently hired a new employee. However, within a few months, this new employee ends up leaving you. There are a wide variety of reasons why they might choose to leave. It’s possible that the problem is they were never properly introduced to the company.
An elevator pitch is a speech that uses both hard and soft skills to market oneself to a potential employer or network. The difference between soft and hard skills are as follows. Soft skills are composed of your personality traits; like whether or not you are adaptable or accountable. Hard skills are more technical based. Take for example if you were a manager at a retail store, one of your hard skills would be ‘experience with customer service.’
It seems that many budget lines have felt the wrath of the delete button over the years, but the Holiday Party remains. From social drinks and meal to a couples dance and annual awards – the holiday party is holding strong. That being said, as a forward thinking manager you can utilize the holiday party budget for some team development.
As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school.
It’s simple, having fun at work through group activities and team building games leads to a great company culture.
Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess and the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.
I can only imagine that there is something special about getting up on the podium and accepting a Gold Medal for your efforts on behalf of your country, especially Olympic gold. The pride associated with achieving top recognition and award for successfully reaching your stated goals, and of course surpassing the competition.
According to the training firm Leadership IQ, “46% of rookies wash out in their first 18 months.” This was found by a study done over 3 years of 20,000 new hires. This could be due to the fact that those new hires are not clearly told what they were hired to do or what their goals should be for the first six months and the first year.[lede] (more…)
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