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.
Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes chocolate bunnies and egg hunts. But why should the kids have all the fun? A corporate scavenger hunt is easy to set up and can range from a simple list of things you have around the office, to very elaborate and creative endeavors. The person or team with the most points wins! Here are seven simple tips for making your own DIY office 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 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 in order to work effectively. (more…)
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
Know each other as people, not just professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building icebreaker activities for work that will help you and your team bond and get to know each other as more than just your role in the office. (more…)
It’s easy… right? You just need to find the right people with the right skills, put them in a room together, and you have a well-oiled team. They’re smart, and they know their stuff: they’ll figure out how to get the work done…except it doesn’t always work out that way. (more…)
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.
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. (more…)
Believe it or not, you can have fun at work! Switch things up at the office and try some new, fun team building activities for work to get everyone energized.
The numbers are staggering.
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.
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