Posted in: Leadership Tips for Strong Teams, Team Building Advice
Positive office dynamics add great strength to a business, while strained ones create strife. As a manager, you simply can’t afford to leave such an important aspect of the company to chance.
There are many ways for managers to bring a team together and foster its ability to work together as a whole. These 10 tips can help unite even the most disparate group of people.
1. Communicate goals clearly.
Employees look to management for basic company goals. When those goals are not clear, disagreements will erupt as employees try to define goals themselves. By clearly laying out goals, everyone begins in
Posted in: Bonding Practices, Leadership Tips for Strong Teams, Team Building Advice
Did you know that diverse teams often get better results than non-diverse teams? Apple certainly think so
As Apple have noted, great ideas can come from anywhere. In fact more great ideas might emerge from challenge than privilege. Here are just a few the benefits from fostering diversity of gender, age, physicality and racial or cultural background in your teams.
Innovation: If you want to be capable of innovating, diversity is a huge advantage. Diversity enhances creativity because different cultural starting points assist in the search for a fresh perspective or insight.
Posted in: Christmas Parties
Is it your role to organise your team’s Christmas party?
Are you and your team geared up for a great Christmas this year? This will be my 8th Christmas season with Team Bonding – we will cross over 500 Christmas parties this year.
Here are my tips for planning a fun and memorable Christmas Party.
1. What Don’t You Want? Every year event organisers call and say “Christmas was awful last year, we got stuck at a long table and nobody mingled or it was really expensive or people got drunk” (it is not our clients saying that obvs :-)).
You know what is true
Posted in: Brisbane Amazing Race, Melbourne Amazing Race, Sydney Team Events
One of the biggest complaints about the concept of team bonding exercises today is that they are often organised over a number of hours or are held in hard to get to areas.
For busy working professionals this can be off-putting: not only will your whole day be taken up by such an exercise but it might involve travelling to remote areas when you really just need to be close to the office.
With this in mind, Team Bonding has thoughtfully designed its Amazing Race event to be the ultimate “goldilocks” team bonding concept – it’s not too long and not
Posted in: Team Building Advice
When was the last time you considered the long term value of team building?
Do you view team building as a vital part of fostering employee motivation leading to an increase in productivity?
Managers in an organisation understand that to be successful their employees must work well together in teams, with good communication, problem-solving skills, motivation and minimal stress. With this in mind, you’d think that improving and building successful teams would be number 1 on their priority list.
However, the issue is that the benefits of team building activities can sometimes be intangible or even ambiguous. On the one hand, the team
Posted in: Team Building Activities, Team Building Advice
What’s the difference between an effective team building exercise and a fun day out with work colleagues? At Team Bonding we believe that the difference is the type of activity undertaken as well as the amount of thought and planning that should go into such an event. Any team building event should have a clear purpose and goals in mind. That being said, there’s no reason why “team building” and “fun” should be mutually exclusive: the activities that are well-planned and where everyone gets involved often turn
Posted in: Amazing Race, Fun Team Events, Team Bonding, Team Building Activities, Team Building Advice
The third quarter of the year is winding down to a close, but your business has managed to meet the goals it has set at the onset of the year. Perhaps your team has exceeded its sales quota. Maybe your business has acquired several qualified leads. All of these would not be possible without the hard work, dedication and even the tenacity of each individual team member. Your business may not be considered a big contender in your industry — not yet. But things are certainly looking up.
Certainly, the contributions of your personnel should not go unnoticed. Without them,
Posted in: Fun Team Events
We’ve all sat through one before — that obligatory company Christmas party where everyone simply showed up at a restaurant and had a meal together, the managers gave short speeches and offered a few rehearsed jokes, and people of varying levels of inebriation had a go at karaoke, until the employees started leaving on their own or with their own small groups, one after the other, signalling the end of the party.
While we know that the intent is to bring people together to take a break from work concerns and celebrate the holidays, such a
Posted in: Sydney Team Events
Looking for the perfect team building challenge for your team? Team Bonding’s Amazing Race will tick all the boxes, with exciting activities, light physical exercise and city exploring, all wrapped up in a neat 2 to 2 and a half hour package.
In our busy working hours we rarely get a few hours off just to pause and spend time with other people in our team. Teams are particularly important “cogs in the wheel” of companies today, and their ability to work effectively and efficiently can be critical. Anything that fosters an increased sense of “team” will be beneficial, however many
Posted in: Fun Team Events, Sydney Team Events
The murder mystery is certainly the most unique of any event, as it surprises all the participants with a murder in their midst. A few weeks ago Nova 96.9 called upon us to collaborate on their “Revenge” themed radio contest which they decided should be staged as a Murder Mystery harbour cruise. One lucky participant even won a trip to the Hamptons! (Hear the winner be announced here.)
Thanks to our fantastic suppliers Cloak and Dagger, the night went off without a hitch, with regular facilitator Damon participating as one of the actors. Jonathan and Alex of cloak and