How to Find the Best Team Building Consultant

Posted: Aug 17, 2019 by in Blog, Team Building

If you’re thinking of planning a team building event, your first stop should be a team building consultant. Why? It’s simple: you know your team better than anyone, but a team building consultant knows how to bring your team together. If you’ve never worked with a consultant before, you’re in luck; good ones are out there. Here are a few qualities to look for in a great team building consultant and how to find the right one for your team. Qualities to Look For Sometimes, you need the counsel of others. The trick, of course, is accepting the counsel of others. Your team, like many teams in the world, is jaded by memories of awkward team-building exercises. They’re also more likely to clam… Read more »

5 Fun Small Group Team Building Ideas

Posted: Aug 4, 2019 by in Blog, Team Building

When many employees hear the word “team building,” they immediately flinch and think back on years of incredibly awkward icebreakers in school. But small group team building offers the opportunity to maximize your team’s performance and make work-life better.  Team programs teach your employees to empathize with each other and build trust. Of course, it helps to have the right team building for small groups. Here are five team activities that will help you better connect with your colleagues.  1. Two Truths and a Lie For a simple old standby activity that’s always fun and very effective, you can rely on a tried-and-true classic, two truths and a lie. The game is exactly what it sounds like. Have every team member write… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Team Building is Key to Your Success

Posted: Jul 25, 2019 by in Blog, Team Building

Team building has a bit of a bad reputation. It’s long been tied up with dull company picnics and tiresome icebreakers. This is a shame, because team building success actually makes all the difference in whether or not your company is a success. Don’t believe it? Here are six reasons why team building is critical to a successful work environment. 1. Get to Know Each Other One of the biggest benefits of team building is that it gives your employees the chance to get to know each other outside of work. After all, working in adjacent cubicles for 40 hours a week is one thing. Talking casually in a non-work setting is something else entirely. People like to feel connected,… Read more »

Start Your Day with Team Building During Breakfast

Posted: May 10, 2019 by in Blog, Team Building

Business is hectic and conference agenda time is scarce. I get it. That’s why, from time to time, we’re asked to lead team building during breakfast. It can be a great solution to accomplish a lot within a given time frame. Many companies are aware of the possibility of including team building in a lunch or dinner event. And while breakfast is often overlooked, nothing pairs better with that first cup of coffee than an opportunity to make connections, engage and have fun. Team building during breakfast is a grrrrrreat way to start the day. So if you’re organizing a company-wide conference, or simply planning to treat your colleagues to something special to kick off their day, consider a team… Read more »

Nashville Corporate Event Ideas

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 by in Blog, Corporate Events

Your boss just pinged you to remind you that the conference is only six weeks away. Or maybe you are the boss and you just remembered you said you’d cover it…So now you’re frantically searching for Nashville corporate event ideas. Well, the good news is you’ve made a smart decision and decided to hold your corporate event in Nashville. It’s fun, it’s accessible, it’s urban and sophisticated, yet approachable and easy to get around. Best of all, the growth Nashville has experienced in the past few years has led to a plethora of quality corporate event services. Yikes, I just realized this is starting to read like a travel promotion blog and that’s not my intention. So I’ll move you… Read more »

Team Building For Remote Teams

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 by in Blog, Team Building

  More and more these days we’re facilitating team building for remote teams. We’re seeing groups with team members who perform the same job, based in multiple geographic areas. And we’re seeing groups with team members who work remotely from home while covering a specific territory. Most of the programs my company leads are face to face; when remote teams gather together. But we’re also beginning to address the need for remote team building activities, a/k/a virtual team building. Honestly, I still like face to face programs the best. There’s nothing like being in the same room with your colleagues when it comes to trust building and sharing best practices. That being said, remote teams need activities that will help… Read more »

Chicago Team Building Activities

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 by in Blog, Team Building

Whether you’re based in the Windy City or coming here for a meeting, you won’t be disappointed by the variety and quality of Chicago team building activities to choose from. Some of the most intelligent, creative and entrepreneurial minds in the world flock to Chicago to start tech companies, work at medical centers, restaurants, theaters and more. This is just the place to get the creative juices flowing, build morale, and increase engagement. Informal Outings For Your Team Simply enjoying Chicago together can have real value. The benefits might not be as immediate or recognizable as a professionally facilitated team program, but you can build trust and camaraderie by simply spending quality time together out of your work space. This… Read more »

Is Team Building Worth It

Posted: Aug 26, 2018 by in Blog, Team Building

  Is team building worth it? There are so many negative cliches about team programs that it’s hard to initiate an activity with a positive attitude from your colleagues. And even though I’m a professional team building facilitator, I get that! As a member of a community organization, I recently participated in a team building program. Leading up to the event, I found that even I was making wisecracks; wondering what kind of potentially uncomfortable activity I’d be forced to participate in. I was pleasantly surprised to take part in a program that was really fun and brought us all closer together. When done properly team building is worth it. And there is need. The Need For Team Building Every… Read more »

Team Building Lunch

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 by in Blog, Team Building

I know I’m biased since team building is what I do for a living, but I truly believe that team programs should be at the top of every company’s priority list. I think my bias is warranted because I’ve seen tangible results; with improved communication among teams and the power that comes when co-workers have fun together. But, I get it – life is busy and work is even busier. So it’s hard to find time for team building. Wouldn’t it be great if you could plan a team building lunch? Team building during lunch is a great solution because it fits into a set time limit and it can be DIY or professionally facilitated. And very importantly, everybody gets to… Read more »

Fun Group Activities In Nashville

Posted: Jul 6, 2018 by in Blog, Corporate Events

  In 2013, the New York Times coined Nashville as the new “it” city. Maybe they’ve made this claim about other cities since, but make no mistake; Nashville is no flavor of the week…or even of the year. We’re still growing, entertaining and booming five years later. This means more companies than ever are looking for fun and unique group activities in Nashville. This, of course, makes us ecstatic! We’ve always known how great this city is. When I began my music team building business over ten years ago it made sense to me that people would want to come to Music City to make music, to be entertained, and to have fun! There are lots of options for group… Read more »