The saying “work hard, play hard“ should be reversed.
Companies like Google and LinkedIn play a wide variety of games such as volleyball, bowling, foosball and arcade games. Due to an increase in play, stress levels decrease and usually optimism goes up. When employees are given the chance to relax, creative thoughts always seem to flow.
“There is good evidence that if you allow employees to engage in something they want to do, (which) is playful, there are better outcomes in terms of productivity and motivation”– Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the national institute for play.
Teamwork Games That Get Outrageous Get Results
The power of play gets you working as a team. The method behind our madness is based on a growing mountain of evidence that shows people who have fun at work as:
- More productive
- More creative
- More motivated
- More flexible and resilient
- Better able to meet job demands
Outrageous Games is the perfect summer activity. Just like the format of the Olympic games, Bronze, Silver and Gold medals are awarded to top tier teams. Picture an open field filled with all the nuts and bolts of a field day.
The torch is ignited at the beginning and the games last about two hours. Aside from the in game action, commentators give an inside scoop of all the fun.
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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