“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged. And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform best.” – Gallup Business Journal
Gallup has found that engagement has a greater effect on workers’ wellbeing than any of the benefits it studied. Employees want an intrinsic connection to their work and their company.
Teams truly bond over time and through shared experiences. Use team building tools to facilitate strong bonds and your team will be more productive.
Break the ice to Kickoff Meetings
We all have stories that connect us. Get to know your team with office icebreakers. These types of team building activities will help you team bond AND bring some energy into any meeting.
Company Outings Build Stronger Bonds
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Company outings are a great way to recharge your team and help them create new bonds, getting to know co-workers outside of the normal routines of their work days. This shouldn’t just be an annual event. Plan lunches, happy hours and professional development to reap the full benefits of outings.
Culture of Communication
When employees communicate well, they trust each other more. This reduces unnecessary competition within departments and helps employees work together harmoniously.
Don’t know where to start? Get involved with workplace gamification. This creative starting point can help you shift your culture toward more effective communication.
Team building tools and exercises should cause a positive change in team members’ behavior. What’s in your team building took kit?
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.
I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
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 charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
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