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 Team Bonding 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 Team Bonding 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, Recipe For Success highlights some powerful culinary TeamBonding programs. What better way to experience team building for work than bonding over food?
With a multitude of different programs that cultivate Team Building for work – from a GoTek Scaventure 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.
Are you ready to create bonds as strong as Cesium?
Show us your stuff! Record a “Team Bonding is…” video on Vine and tweet #StrongBondsBuild to @teambonding and we’ll share your thoughts with the world.
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This week I went to a Versagility event.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Polaroid Scavenger Hunt.
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 that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be. (more…)
As September 1st approaches, my mind drifts back to Harry Potter* yet again. I remember being a child and preparing to go back to school – but wishing that I could instead be catching the Hogwarts Express and heading off to some grand adventure. If you read our last blog post, you know that there are many lessons from Harry Potter than can be applied to our real lives. So in honor of the impending date of the return to Hogwarts, here are 7 more things you can learn from the Harry Potter books.
The human desire for kinship, such as friendship or love, is almost universal in our species. This dates back to the early days of human evolution, where strong emotional attachments lead to a higher chance of survival. Because of this, the need for companionship developed as one of the most basic human physiological needs.
June 26th, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter* book. In the two decades since it’s release, this series has gone on to become a cultural touchstone for millions of people around the world. As with many morality tales, the Harry Potter series focuses on the struggle of good over evil.
Every week across the United States some establishment is having their weekly trivia night. With this comes laughs and fun competition. Interesting categories such as music, movies and history keep all the participants involved and create a strategic game environment.
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Enter your email and we’ll add you to our newsletter of helpful tips, tricks, and techniques.