Best Background Music for Team Building Activities 

Guys making music at a corporate event

The perfect background music for team building activities can set the tone, energize participants, and even enhance collaboration. Don’t let your event fall flat because you didn’t think background music through.  Additional Tips for the best background music for team building activities: By considering the type of activity, the desired atmosphere, and your team’s preferences, you can choose the perfect background music to enhance your next team building experience. Remember,…

5 Minute Team Building Activities for Remote Workers

Remote Team Building Activity

Ever felt like your team meetings and virtual activities were about as exciting as watching paint dry?  You’re not alone. Connecting with colleagues across the internet can be tough, especially when the only shared experience is the occasional cat video GIF. But fear not! Today, we’re throwing that tired old playbook out the window. Forget icebreakers about favorite colors and awkward silences longer than a dial-up connection.  As the experts…

What Are Good Team Building Exercises?

a fun team building exercise in a recording studio

What are good team building exercises? Do they exist? Why does team building always seem to suck? If you’ve been asking these questions then I hope I can help you find a better way to gather your team for something that’s actually fun and productive. Maybe you’ve landed here because your team is feeling a bit disconnected. Perhaps you’re trying to fill the time allotted for team building during your…

Creative Team Building Activities To Jump Start Your Team

Are you burned out on run-of-the-mill team events? Let’s assume you searched out this article because you’re hoping to find some creative team building activities. I get it! It’s hard to find great team programs.  Perhaps you’ve been traumatized by a mildly injurious trust fall. Maybe you revealed an awkward secret during two truths and a lie on that last company retreat. Could be you were just bored out of…

Why You Need Team Building Activities for Stress Relief At Work

It’s no secret that stress is an inevitable part of daily life in a fast paced corporate environment. With deadlines, problems to solve, and team dynamics to manage, things can get mega stressful pretty darn quickly. Believe it or not, certain specialized types of team building activities have been proven by real life scientists to reduce stress levels for you and your team. There are various types of team building…

A Guide To Chicago Team Building Programs

Hit songwriter Dave Hiltebrand leads IRI Worldwide through a songwriting session and performance

Every city has a unique personality that influences what it offers to both tourists and its local community. Ever since we began leading Chicago team building programs, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with other remarkable team building facilitators who excel in their respective fields. They offer a wide range of activities from exhilarating trapeze programs to adventurous sailing excursions and more. Here’s a guide featuring some of my personal…

The Best Ways To Build An Effective Team 

the ingredients to building effective teams

Whether you lead a small company or are part of a large organization, the foundation to success is great teamwork. Teams are made up of individual relationships that together form a whole. With every group, interpersonal dynamics ebb and flow. Knowing how to build an effective team, or tune up an existing team, is vital to high performance and success.  Leadership, trust, communication, and collaboration are four core building blocks…

7 Team Building Activities That Don’t Suck 

Team building can quite frankly, seriously suck! Everyone is tired of doing trust falls that don’t actually build trust, and attending boring presentations that definitely aren’t getting anyone motivated to participate. But there are team building activities that don’t suck. Working together doesn’t have to be dull or lame!  Workshopping skills and having fun can co-exist. The goal of team building is to create a strong bond between members, and…

Team Building Activities for Creative Thinking

painting as a team building activity to boost creative thinking

Are you sitting at home telling yourself that you don’t have a creative bone in your body? You’re not alone. Only 10% of adults identify as create. But 96% of four year olds identify as creative. As children, we use creativity to figure out how the world works. We learn how to paint, draw, play music, and build things, all the while developing creative-thinking skills.  Creative thinking skills are the…

10 Unusual Team Building Activities

Team building activities have a bad rap for being monotonous and a huge time suck. No one wants to participate and it feels like a chore, but that doesn’t have to be the case this year! There are plenty of unusual team building activities out there that will get everyone excited to join in on the fun. Why do you need team building activities? Well, by taking the time to…

The Benefits of Team Building Events and Workshops

a map to better team building

If you’ve found yourself searching for the best ways to benefit your employees, you’re finally in the right place. I’m a big believer in the benefits of team building events and workshops. These activities can cultivate relationships, inspire, and help people discover their strengths and weaknesses.  Team building events can spice up the ordinary workday. We all start to get lost in a fog when we’ve been living in mundanity….