“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This week’s team building quote comes from a great American poet and philosopher in the nineteenth century. Ralph Waldo Emerson is known for his poems, essays, lectures, and views on individualism in society. Teams can help turn […]
There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement. Managing a team is tough. Keeping employee morale high is hard. There’s a lot of pressure to keep employees happy… engaged… productive.
Ever feel totally out of your element? Chances are that many of your team members do, which makes success difficult to tackle. We all often feel like everyone around us has their act together and we don’t. Even your most successful employees likely feel a little phony at times.
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork.
“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin Team building quotes can inspire any team to work harder. This week’s quote comes from a time when the Founding Fathers of the United State of America were working together to draft the laws of the land.
“Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi Teams need inspiration and positive reinforcement in order for success. One of the most obvious teams in society is a sports team. They work together to achieve a common goal […]
Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools […]
Participants involved in active learning (a simulation, a training game, etc…) retain _____ of the information. Any guesses? Comment below.
“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”- Charles Darwin The beauty of team building quotes is that they can come from anyone at anytime and can survive generations. Although some are more famous than others, they all can inspire a team […]
Networking generates business leads that can help you and your team grow your business through sales and partnerships. However, there are 4 major reasons why people struggle with networking: Your policies and practices discourage it. Many people may find it unnatural or need to hone their skills. Divisions between individuals and teams are preventing networking. […]
You may have already known this, but at TeamBonding, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. Not only do we want you to be pleased with the current programs we have to offer to your team, but we’re always innovating and mashing up ideas to do more. The over achievers we are, we offer a variety […]
Objections. Judgement. Criticism. Debate can facilitate quite a bit of innovative team problem solving activities. It’s true. If your team members like to collaborate, you shouldn’t make them compete…depending on your goal. If your goal is to help your team boost innovation and problem solving, it may be best to go “against type” when selecting an event. […]
Clarify roles and responsibilities. Need some tips for team building? Whether you’re planning an event or working on team building long term, a big challenge for teams is a lack of clarity on individual roles and responsibilities. Clarify roles, institute accountability and achieve your common vision and goals.
Did you know that ants hate each other, but work together? Chimpanzees also recognize when collaboration is necessary and identify the optimal partner. The animal world has some powerful workplace team building inspiration! Trust building activities can help you practice teamwork like animals.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure. This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes. Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have […]
For years, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation won the International Television Audience Award for being the most watched TV show across the world.
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 […]
You work as a team. You want to succeed. Now what? For your organization to grow and succeed, you must create strong bonds within and amongst your teams.
Outdoor Team Building Activities for The Summer Season Supply List: a few PVC pipes, several feet of rope, a roll of duct tape, a couple of garbage bags or tarps and a pack of beach balls Ok, have all of the materials gathered? Great. Now build a boat durable enough to carry a team member out to a buoy […]
Wind in your hair, your parent’s hand supporting your back while guiding you along, an ear-to-ear grin spread wide across your face… Everyone who has experienced it will certainly remember their first bike ride. If not your first successful ride, then you at least remember that first terrifying fall into the bushes.