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.
Improv comedy will teach you to improv life. Life is rough sometimes (all the time) with these walls and barriers and judgments we’ve set for ourselves.
We all remember the moment when we received our first bike. There is something so exciting and magical about it! The reality though, is that even in our developed country, there are many kids who don’t get that experience.This is where TeamBonding comes in, giving smiles one team building event at a time!
“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged. And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform best.” – Gallup Business Journal Gallup has found that engagement has a greater effect on workers’ wellbeing than any of the benefits it studied. Employees want an intrinsic connection to their work and their […]
In a follow up to last week’s post on Kaizen for team building, this week we’ll delve a little deeper into the philosophy. This week’s tip for team success is to keep the workplace spick and span. Clear the clutter, clear the mind!
To start off, and to make a point, I’m going to share a joke that I found… Bill Gates and the president of General Motors have met for lunch, and Bill is going on and on about computer technology.
“Renew the heart and make it good”, Kaizen is a Japanese term that can be translated as, “constant improvement for the good”. Kaizen is the philosophy at the forefront of Toyota Motor Company’s operations. It is considered one of the world’s greatest manufacturers. There is even a book written about “The Toyota Way”. Kaizen: Constant Improvement
It’s simple, having fun at work through group activities and team building games leads to a great company culture. It’s no secret that having a great company culture boosts productivity and has a major ROI from a financial standpoint. As workplace happiness pioneer Tony Hsieh put it; “Happiness is a business model.”
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.
What is so special about using liquid nitrogen for your summer team building program? Your team will enjoy treats from the Ice Cream Making Challenge that are not only fresh to order, but each batch also requires only a few ingredients because servings are made on the spot.
In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before. Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about […]
Remember the good old days of college? Bonding with friends over late nights filled with coffee, work and stressful deadlines? Wait… these things probably sound familiar… There are many parallels between experiences in college and your current job. This is especially true with team bonding in your company, and team bonding in fraternities and sororities. Here are […]
The Team Building Team In this series of articles we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of the sort of people we are. In this installment we talk to Paul, one of our most requested facilitators, about building teamwork, meeting the goals of […]
Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end. Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. […]
The power of play is the best way to get you working as a team today. If you’re here, it means you are looking for ways to help your team bond together to become a more cohesive, collaborative and more productive unit, right? The answer is the power of play. Even though this sounds like “just […]
There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different. Take these three phases into consideration and […]