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?
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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.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
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!
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