Posts

Curb your Spending by Giving the Gift of Your Time

Gift shopping at the last minute can not only rob you of your energy and Christmas spirit, but it can zap your bank account in the process. If these are two Christmas holiday traditions you’d like to learn to live without, there’s good news. With some creative thought and planning, you can give thoughtful gifts that will not only be appreciated your recipients and won’t empty your wallet at the same time.
Read more

Team Building 101: Holiday Office Parties vs. Partings

Team Building 101: Holiday Office Parties vs. Partings

What’s the difference between an office cubicle and a jail cell? One doesn’t have Wi-Fi. A basic precept of Team Building 101 is that both weak and strong teams are made of fragile, flawed but generally well-meaning individuals. For 50 to 80 hours a week, they are imprisoned in their workstations, revving up, sucking up, cranking out, burning out and sticking it out for a promotion, a paycheck and the hope of a stable future.

Read more

Oh No, Not Another Team Building Event!

If you have a couple minutes, run around your office and take an informal poll. Tell everybody you see that you’re planning a team building event, and take note of the reactions. Chances are, you’ll get mixed reactions based past experiences with other “team building events”. Too often people have been exposed to poorly thought out, poorly orchestrated events with no clear purpose and no positive outcome.

Why not combine the holiday season with some feel-good philanthropy to help shake those negative feelings? You can sneak a team building event into your holiday celebration without people realizing that it’s another one of “those things” until it’s over! Have a great time, shake a negative stereotype, learn something, and help the community all in one!

Read more

Do Holiday Team Building Games Make Memories?

Looking to make your holiday party something to remember? Been trying the same old holiday team building games with no luck?

If you really want to make your holiday party memorable – throw a philanthropic twist into the event. There will still be the usual shenanigans, food, and fun, but you can make it memorable through charity involvement instead of just the same old party. Merriment doesn’t mean it cannot be meaningful. The feeling of giving back to the community, and that “goose bump moment” when the kids come pouring in to receive the bikes or bears or wagons will have your team talking!

Read more

Holiday Team Building: The Teddy Bear Workshop

We’re receiving a lot of phone calls requesting “The Teddy Bear Workshop”, even though there are so many more options than just teddy bears!

It seems that our Rescue Buddies workshop has struck a big chord with companies eager to provide support to emergency crews in their local community, and with good reason. You get to throw a philanthropic twist into your holiday party or holiday team building event, benefit the local community, AND provide a learning experience that your team will be talking about long after the holidays are over. Now we just need to get people calling it “Rescue Buddies” instead of “The Teddy Bear Workshop”!
Read more

The Holiday Party Is Back!

Reward Your Employees With Something Extra During Your Holiday Party

Labor Day might seem like the more appropriate time to recognize and reward your team’s labor, but honestly – we’re all out barbecuing!

Since we’re all predisposed around the Labor Day holiday, the year-end holiday season is THE time to recognize and appreciate your team’s dedication and hard work.

It could be something as simple as an office potluck, casual cocktails at the local watering hole, or a sit-down lunch or dinner for the entire team. If you’re already planning a holiday party, why not add a philanthropic team building twist for a fun and memorable event!
Read more