The Chain Reaction program was inspired by a Rube Goldberg machine, a mechanical device that works in a complex way to achieve a simple task.
You will design your very own Rube Goldberg inspired machine that will perform one simple task in a very complex fashion. This program can work in two different ways: competitive or collaborative. First, you can be divided into smaller teams to create individual Rube Goldberg machines. You can also, however, choose to collaborate as a larger team to create one BIG contraption.
This program requires some serious cooperation and communication skills among co-workers in order to create these innovative chain reactions. Participants will have the opportunity to build communication, cooperation, and troubleshooting skills as they work together to build a seamless contraption.
Annual events, corporate mergers, product launches or international teams integration events are the perfect opportunity for the Chain Reaction program. Participants can range in number from 10-1000+ and the program usually runs 2-3 hours.
Cooperation is the KEY to success in this team building program whether you take a competitive or collaborative route. Chain Reaction is a great way to strengthen relationships, get your creative juices flowing and put your strategic thinking to the test.
Have you ever created your own Rube Goldberg machine? What did you use to make it?
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…)
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.
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!
Virtual Reality Now Available As A High Tech, High Touch Team Building Event Let’s travel in time back to the ’90s when Virtual Reality now known as VR concept was just a thought? There were some prototypes, but unfortunately, they were far from becoming a reality. The only VR devices that were on the market by that time were heavy, huge machines that weren’t portable at all.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs!
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