Do you suspect that your office may be filled with hidden talents?
Or, have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your coworkers swap strategies to tackle some of the most OUTRAGEOUS, yet silly, challenges a team could face?
Or is that exactly it – you’re looking to turn your office into a team?
With a little humor, requiring a double dose of strategy and an absolute funny bone, Outrageous Games is exactly what the doctor ordered to liven up your quiet office. Imagine a day filled with bells, whistles, and ten wacky, wild, non-athletic relay races like this Soapbox Derby.
All games are designed to build team strength, facilitate communication and develop problem-solving skills using a challenge-by-choice model. Wrapping up the summer season, we could not think of a better time to reflect on our most popular summer outing program.
Hosted like something you might find on ESPN, this Olympic style series of challenges begins with an opening ceremony and ends with a closing where the top three teams are awarded with bronze, silver and shiny gold metals – nothing drives competition like the shine of an office medal, believe us!
Our polished Facilitators act as emcees and coaches to call play-by-plays and push your team further through each unique exercise. Even if you’re finishing in last place, expect an encouraging chant to carry you to the finish line.
When crossing that finish line for the tenth time, and standing united with your team – whether it be holding the gold or cheering for your fellow coworkers – you’re going to feel closer. It’s inevitable.
You will gain a better appreciation for strengths and have a better understanding of weaknesses, and a desire to bring the team morale back into the office with you. Not only will you gain this, but you will have had a lot of fun through, our favorite way to put it, the power of play!
How do you build strong bonds through the power of play in your workplace?
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This week I went to a Versagility event.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Polaroid Scavenger Hunt.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
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 that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be. (more…)
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown
As September 1st approaches, my mind drifts back to Harry Potter* yet again. I remember being a child and preparing to go back to school – but wishing that I could instead be catching the Hogwarts Express and heading off to some grand adventure. If you read our last blog post, you know that there are many lessons from Harry Potter than can be applied to our real lives. So in honor of the impending date of the return to Hogwarts, here are 7 more things you can learn from the Harry Potter books.
The human desire for kinship, such as friendship or love, is almost universal in our species. This dates back to the early days of human evolution, where strong emotional attachments lead to a higher chance of survival. Because of this, the need for companionship developed as one of the most basic human physiological needs.
June 26th, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter* book. In the two decades since it’s release, this series has gone on to become a cultural touchstone for millions of people around the world. As with many morality tales, the Harry Potter series focuses on the struggle of good over evil.
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