David loves to network and decided TeamBonding should be an exhibitor at one of the largest networking events in New York, The Event Planner Expo in early October. Mark and Kevin were excited to demo one of our most popular events, Ice Sculpting. Little did they know, David was going to show up too!
We asked him a few questions about his experience at the Expo.
I actually saw mention of the Expo on a friend’s Linkedin profile and then found the site, read about the attendees and the exhibitors as well as the location. I thought it would be worth exhibiting to see many of our New York clients, as well as meet new ones!
Who was your favorite speaker?
I had the pleasure of meeting, Amy Landino, who I really enjoyed talking to about how important video is for online presence. I was also able to relate to the event stories shared by speakers Lauren Goldberg and Daniela Grafman.
How does it feel to see your team in action?
I was thrilled to see Mark, our Master Ice Sculptor share his passion with booth attendees, who were able to experience carving ice for the first time. It was a proud moment to witness Kevin recognize and be recognized by clients like the New York Jets, who he facilitated an event for. You can read more about that experience here.
Did you discover anything new at this Expo?
Well, yes, not a professional find but I discovered Du’s donuts, which was almost worth the price of admission!
What was your favorite part of the whole day?
I think learning tips and tricks at the Spin Ping Pong was great fun and meeting the people at one of the locations where we take the Mystery Bus too was really fun!
How was your overall experience?
The speakers+ parties + the Expo = a good combination and high-quality exhibitors and attendees. I would definitely go again and have a TeamBonding exhibit. I am looking forward to what we can demo next year!
Remote workers have become a valuable asset for many businesses. The ability to cooperate with anyone around the world means that you’ll be able to find great talent than if you would search just locally. You may have found incredible remote employees but do they know that you value them?
Right now, the Coronavirus crisis has impacted all of the core team culture practices that Human Resources and managers have been working to perfect. These are unprecedented times, and it is now more important than ever to shift team-building practices to fit the current climate.
There’s a great deal of focus lately on how to help remote workers maintain productivity. With so many people around the world having abruptly transitioned to work-from-home conditions, this is indeed a pressing concern. However, productivity isn’t the only thing we should be thinking about. Working from home can make for a full-fledged lifestyle change, and can be jarring to employees in a number of ways. Even if they keep working, they might feel somewhat disconnected from their professional lives, and by extension their finances.
Given these concerns, we’re going to go over some financial wellness tips that can help remote workers to maintain financial stability and stay on top of this aspect of their lives.
Here’s what we’re doing to follow CDC guidelines, protect your health and peace of mind.
There are tons of channels to engage remote teams, ranging from Slack to daily emails to team games like crosswords. Another way to improve remote teams is through TeamBonding’s Remote Team Building page. Ranging from goal-specific professional development to customizable virtual games each of Teambondings’ virtual programs has been created to improve remote teams’ engagement, communication, and productivity.
During this uncertain and challenging time, it is more important than ever to understand how your employees are doing. Now, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt businesses across the country, it is an optimal time to send internal surveys to employees. Many employees are working remotely for the first time and this may have impacted their productivity and even mental health.
Since our work lives, social lives and even family get-togethers have moved online, you’re probably thinking about effective ways to engage your remote team for non-work related events. Enter: Virtual Team Building.
Rather than expecting office life to “go back to normal” after coronavirus, business and team leaders should be planning for what many are calling the “new normal.” So what does team-building after COVID-19 look like? For starters, it includes safe and sanitary workspaces for employees, potentially more remote hires, and flexible work-from-home policies.
As a food writer for Zagat, I used to scribble stories about all sorts of people: chefs, butcher, bakers. About seven years ago, I had an interesting interview with a bean-to-bar chocolate maker. I learned all about how she created her chocolate from scratch. Instead of telling me about commonplace machines like grinders and enrobers, she started talking about using rotisserie chicken roasters, juicers, and hair dryers!
First off, what is a digital workspace? A digital workspace is a technological framework that centralizes an organization’s applications, data, and desktop delivery. It allows employees to access their apps and data on any device and from any location.