TeamBonding is getting quite the reputation in Tennessee. Haven’t you heard? Smartphone scavenger hunts are all the rage! Our Smartphone Scaventure is no exception. It’s part scavenger hunt, part urban race, and all Team Building. Working as a team, our Event Managers and Facilitators recently coordinated the largest Smartphone Scaventure in TeamBonding history! Actually, this event may have been the largest single day scavenger hunt EVER. That’s how we roll. From the Guinness World Records:
“The largest scavenger hunt consisted of 924 participants and was organised by the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt at the University of Chicago’s campus in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 6 May 2011.”
With over 1,500 participants in our Smartphone Scaventure, individuals were grouped into over 120 teams to experience the power of play. They spent the afternoon collaborating, building deep bonds, and capturing over 7,000 photos throughout the Gaylord Opryland. That’s a lot of team work memories! The Gaylord Opryland is Largest non-casino hotel in continental U.S. In fact, the whole Smartphone Scaventure took place inside and around the outside of the resort.
The Largest Scavenger Hunt + The Largest Hotel in the Continental U.S. = EPIC.
Here’s what the participants had to say:
“All smiles…thank you and I look forward to next time. Be in touch soon.”
“Deric and team were great. All worked well, was right on schedule. Everyone had fun, the pictures they came back with we’re great. Thank you!!”
That’s right! Over 1,500 participants and everything was right on schedule. That’s what we like to hear. Booyah!
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!
Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared for the futures of their companies, and are cutting corners at every possible turn. No one is very eager to spend money on team building.
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!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
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!
Ice breakers and puzzle games have their place, but sometimes you just want to get together as a group, and play. Here at TeamBonding, encouraging play is what we’re all about! When you play as a team, you develop and strengthen social bonds, which makes working together a more rewarding experience all around. With this in mind, we’re excited to share a free game for you to play with your team the next time you need to relax and have some fun.
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…)
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