Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The more you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. The worst part of planning a last minute holiday activity, is that it will feel last minute, and the only […]
The workplace can be stressful at times and it’s important for employees to step outside the office to recharge. With summer generally considered to be a more carefree time, it’s a perfect season to host a company outing. Summer outings can be entertaining, but also establish a more interactive and positive workplace. Summer is right around the corner, and […]
How do you reach great feats and save the day? A team is required for that. Where would Batman (nay, Gotham!) be without Alfred? Doesn’t Super Mario need a little help from Toad and Luigi on occasion? Of course!
Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities.
Team Building Tip: Do not call your team building exercise “team building.” People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself. Here are some ideas on how to change the stigma around corporate team building events:
The key to turning your good team building events into a great one is giving up the dirt. Your facilitator is a professional and can make adjustments during the event as they learn more about your team. But it doesn’t it make sense to give them a head start?
Sure, Team Building events are fun, but choosing them wisely can give you so much more than just a good time. Some team building events can help your team become more flexible, other events can help your team develop better working relationships, or adjust to change better, or just about anything else. Look at your team and […]
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“Stuff happens” in organizations. The the right event can help your team deal with some of those major events and stop organizational challenges. When there are major events and upheavals happening within your organization, sometimes it takes a Team Building event to pull it all together. Taking the time to notice stress within your team […]
Preparation is the key to any successful Team Building event, but it isn’t just about planning the event. Make sure your team is also fully prepared. This includes making sure they are aware of the appropriate clothing and shoes to wear to the event. It’s really hard to have fun with sore toes!
Have you made a team building resolution for the New Year?! You should! The best team building strategies come from strong leaders that set goals and we have a few suggestions to help you get started:
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. […]
Team Building facilitators are event and team building experts. You are a business expert. Those are not the same thing. You have built a successful career, managed and supported successful teams through successful business endeavors and basked in the glory of some substantial…success. A lot of your success stems from knowledge and experience that you […]
Fun has a place in everything, but pay attention to how you add it. You absolutely can combine meetings that are serious in nature with some fun Team Building activities. In fact, we recommend it! However, remember that your brain and your attitude don’t usually shift gears as fast as your car.
For the best experience possible, you have to let the mojo flow. It’s a perfect storm… the facilitator has your team working together to build bikes, move a marble across the room or solve the latest CSI case, they’re having a blast and bonding… exactly like you wanted them to. And then… it all comes […]
A successful event isn’t just about picking the right event and venue, it’s about the little things too. There are a few more team building details that goes into it. If your team is fired up and ready to win the scavenger hunt, game show or make the best chili, the last thing you want […]
The post-lunch slump makes you think “nap time”. What do you think it does to your team? You can’t fight biology… regardless of how involved your team is in the event, there is going to be a mid-afternoon enthusiasm “challenge”. Preparing for this is the best way to keep up the momentum and stop your […]
Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate. Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive. Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being […]
Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. DIY EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own personal value. This is an ideal ice breaker for teams that have worked together for some period of time.
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Make sure your team understands the difference between a meaningful event that is fun and just not having to “work”. A quality Team Building event and facilitator will ensure your staff enjoys themselves; after all… that’s the best, most effective type of Team Building. However, if they see the event as just a break from […]
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Set the expectations of the event for the venue staff, so they don’t panic at all the activity and potential noise. Some Team Building events can get pretty crazy (by design, because that makes them more fun… and more effective!) But don’t scare the venue staff when they see your team running around being crazy.