Team Bonding v.s. Team Building for Work

In order to build a team, we must first form bonds

Take atoms for example. An atom is the smallest building block of everything that exists today. Everything!

To become everything you see and touch, atoms must work together. They need to bond with other atoms. Atoms that don’t bond are …well… just atoms.

Each atom is special, unique and awesome, but you can’t have ice cream, puppies and all the other wonderful things in this world with one single atom.

For an organization to grow, you must create bonds within and amongst your teams.

Your working environment is where you and your team are building every day – products, services, experiences, etc… An organization’s team is also built – formed, stormed and normed before they perform – during business hours.

That’s when transactions take place, agendas are set and goals are accomplished. However, you must create solid bonds before you can successfully build and efficiently grow a business.

Authentic Team Building for work – a critical part of the TeamBonding process – typically occurs in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere where people can feel comfortable to break the ice and form relationships with those around them.

 

The workplace may not always be the most conducive environment for TeamBonding to develop. With deadlines, budgets and other demanding tasks, the workplace is often not the stress-free atmosphere associated with bonding.

For example, my high school soccer coach demanded a team that would provide victories. We spent countless hours on the field, building our game-strategy and improving our skills. However, he always said that “we are only as strong as our weakest link,” and, in a way, he knew that in order to be a great team, we had to have great chemistry as well.

He recommended that we partake in as many bonding activities as we could, such as weekly “spaghetti dinners” and car-wash fundraisers. That way, on the field we built a strong, reputable soccer team that was largely supported by the bonds we created with each other off the field.

TeamBonding uses the “power of play”, which provides a fun and friendly connection experience often (but not always) outside of the office to create bonds. Remember those “spaghetti dinners” I mentioned? Well, we also have some powerful Culinary TeamBonding Programs. What better way to experience team building for work than bonding over food?

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With a multitude of different programs that cultivate Team Building for work – from a GoTeam – High Tech Scavenger Hunts to a charity bike build and everything in between – each experience will leave your office positively buzzing. These experiences help cultivate greater bonds, which in turn will lead to growth. Like atoms, we must bond before we can build.

Jillian Sheedy

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