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?
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 to improve teamwork. (more…)
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to sound rational. (more…)
Turnover Formula: Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. Attrition is different. This generally refers to the end of the employment relationship due to retirement or job elimination or employee death. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
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.
What happens when you find yourself, and your employees in a work rut? Don’t worry, it’s pretty common. That’s why TeamBonding is here! When you don’t have anything new, inspiring, or challenging happening in the workplace, you may find you and your employees in a work rut. Let’s talk about these 4 tips for getting out of a rut at work!
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