Team-building activities are often dull, awkward and can be useless. But done properly, team building can be a very effective tool for increasing productivity in the workplace, improving communication and creating a better office culture.
When you are able to create an event team of your choosing, as Mom always said, “Make good choices!”
If you like to do your business, or your after-business networking, on a Georgia golf course, Golf Advisor’s pick of the pack is King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island.
Team-building activities are under more pressure than ever to justify their value and expense, but they can still be fun and games.
Goals, group size and budget should be at the top of your list when you’re planning team-building activities.
Let’s face it, office holiday parties tend to be lame. But companies haven’t given up on them. These ideas might help you tip yours into fun mode.
If ever a piece of news cried out for skilled team-building, this is it. A survey from the University of Phoenix found that 84 percent of employed adults find working in a team difficult. The main reason cited is an “I’m-in-it-for-myself” mentality prevalent in many workplaces. Other findings: Almost one in six respondents said workers […]
Take a step back and see if how you work helps your team members improve. There are a number of ways you can make sure you all get better.
Château Élan, a resort 40 miles outside Atlanta, is broadening the definition of team-building with its DreamBuilding program.
You’re the boss. The success or failure of your employees depends on your ability to keep them happy, committed and productive.
The Canaan Zipline Tour in Rock Hill, S.C., gives attendees the thrill of flying as they zip over tree-lined mountaintops as they build camaraderie and trust. Full and half-day corporate packages are available.
Going through an obstacle course blind as a team-building exercise pales in comparison to the Wyndham Peachtree City [Ga.] Hotel and Conference Center‘s latest innovation — Dragon Boat racing. “It’s certainly out of the ordinary,” stated Wyndham Peachtree’s Director of Sales and Marketing Karen Pendleton. “But it’s a highly effective team-building exercise.” In racing, everyone […]
You don’t have to get wet to surf in Santa Cruz, Calif. At Chaminade Resort & Spa, those at corporate meetings or retreats can take a virtual adventure with “Sea of Change,” an experiential-learning program for groups of four to 200. Its goal is to teach team members how to make the best decisions when […]
Theme parks are upping the team-building ante in Orlando. At Epcot, “Sum of All Thrills” lets guests design their own simulated thrill rides with variables such as height and speed. At Universal Orlando Resort, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” opened, offering rides and themed dining. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s WaterPark, has a new high-speed tube slide […]
Give your meeting new meaning with the “Build a Bicycle” team-building program at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, Ga. In addition to fostering better working relationships and team spirit among attendees — teams compete during seminars, answering questions, etc., to earn tokens to purchase tools needed to build bikes that will […]
Want a quick snapshot of the current state of corporate America (and society at large, for that matter)? Look no further than your local team-building organization. The wave of the future: team building in cyberspace? David Goldstein of Massachusetts-based TeamBonding, predicts that traditional team building is going to evolve in some surprising ways as clients […]
Need to break the ice, get the audience going, team-build or motivate employees? Marvelless Mark has a created a Business Rockstar Concert Series that includes options such as drumming opening/closing activities, a School of Rock team-building activity, game-show formats, an interactive keynote and more.
For 40 years, we’ve been told, “Virginia is for Lovers.” But this anniversary year, the state is offering special group options to explore its wine, music, heritage and outdoor-adventure attractions. Pre-registered attendees can take the “passionality” quiz to discover their alter-Virginian-ego and a list of suggested activities. Groups can get up close and personal with […]
Move over Emeril Lagasse. Chef Kevin Belton, a.k.a. the Human Taxidermist, is whipping up good food and lots of laughs at the New Orleans School of Cooking and Louisiana General Store. Next time you’re in the Crescent City, head to the French Quarter where your group can learn the basics of Cajun and Creole cooking. […]
Dave & Buster’s has 54 locations across the United States, each of which can host groups of 10-2,000 people. Amenities include theaters, private break-out rooms, 10 team-building programs and, of course, midway games.
Steve & Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School offers Sail-Race Challenges to team-build within an organization. The school also provides individual sailing lessons and other courses including Performance Sailing, and Fast Track Cruising and Racing. The school has ten locations including four in Florida and four in New York.
In the meetings world, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is fast becoming the new ROI. If you’re looking to incorporate a CSR program into your next event, consider The Foundation for Hospital Art (FFHA), a non-profit whose mission is “to donate at least one painting to every hospital on earth.”
As meeting planners, we want to create magic moments. Motiva helps you preserve them and cleverly package them for attendees. In addition to traditional corporate photography-based services (hardcover books, digiframes, green screen fantasy photo booths and music videos, DVDs, photo mosiacs and online photo galleries) the company has several team-building programs, including movie-making, timed missions, […]
Teamwork continues to be a crucial element in the success of an organization. Yet, many team-building events have been given the label of “just fun and games,” and its value fades in a couple of days. This does not have to be the case.