How Much Does Team Building Cost?

Decision making would be so much easier if cost was never an issue. Businesses would be able to provide and support their employees in every way possible. Unfortunately, that is far from reality. Cost and expenditures play a huge role in an organization’s decision making. So when it comes to providing optional, additional events like team building, companies need to budget accordingly and determine it these types of items are worth their time and expenditure. How much does team building cost? And is it worth the investment? How Much Does Team Building Cost? Each business is different, and there are … Read more…

What is Charity Team Building?

We’ve all heard a lot about Team Building events in the past decade or so. One of the most important and effective forms of team building is a charity team building building. These programs address whatever pressing corporate issues you might be facing – merging, downsizing, management changes, or global expansion. The goal of charity team building is to help your team work through these issue, while giving back to the community in some way. What Kind of Charity Team Building Events Are There? We currently offer nine different Charity Team Building Events, benefiting every aspect of the community that … Read more…

Give Back to the Military Through Team Building

Our military is made up of individuals who voluntarily risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the United States and the freedoms that we cherish. As an organization that benefits each and every one of us, a donation to our local military personnel is always an appreciated and patriotic gesture. Here are some ways that you can give back to the military through your upcoming team building event. Why Giving Back to the Military is Important The military is not an easy life. Families spend months or years apart for deployments, must pick up and move every couple … Read more…

What Is Team Building?

Each year we see more interest in team building events, corporate retreats, and working as a team in organizations. Does your organization schedule regular time for the staff to socialize and have fun together? Does having a dinner together help teams grow? What is team building? Team Bonding Versus Team Building These two terms get thrown around in meetings sometimes, but most professionals would agree that they are not quite the same things. Let’s talk about how the events in team bonding differ from those that are team building, and what the difference is. Team Bonding: These types of events … Read more…

4 Reasons To Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is not going to be able to change the entire world. But, it will allow us to help one another, one person at a time. Though many businesses and employees begrudge corporate social responsibility as unnecessary, tree-hugging, or something only hippies do, there is a lot more to it than that. What Is Corporate Social Responsibility? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the idea that companies can benefit the community through their work. For instance, some businesses give some of their proceeds to charities, or they implement “green” operations. Why do these matter? Companies can choose to waste … Read more…

What Makes Charity Team Building So Great?

Charity Team Building was a buzz word in corporations for quite a few years. Born out of the recession, corporations were experiencing increasing rates of employee dissatisfaction and anxiety, and the need to help those around us increased. As the economy improves and businesses see continued growth and future stability, is charity team building still important? Is it something your business should consider? Let’s find out. What Is Charity Team Building? Let’s start by discussing what team building is and why it’s important. Businesses that encourage and motivate their employees to work together as a team can accomplish much more … Read more…

The Popularity of Charity Team Building

Humanity has a long history of helping those in need.  Charity has been advocated by religion throughout human history.  Businesses have contributed to their communities even though such expenditures may not derive any direct benefit.  This giving of funds or other assets may gain the company some intangible benefit, such as public approval of its image, as a moral player in society.  USA TODAY recently released the results of a survey conducted in partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which measures the pulse of corporate giving in America. They found companies contributed more in-kind donations of products and services to … Read more…

Bicycle Team Building is about Giving and Learning

Bicycle Team Building meets both of Ms. Angelou’s ideals. First it is an event designed for learning AND sharing. The structure teaches collaboration and encourages participants to reach outside their small group and share information they have learned. In Bicycle Team Building clues are solved to obtain bike parts. Several of the clues are very difficult to solve without information from other small groups. Competition seems much more easily expressed than collaboration. So participants and their groups must discover several “secret” rules through trial and error or learn from other groups. The educational debrief at the end of the bike … Read more…