Corporate Holiday Team Building – Motivation and Morale

Holiday parties don’t have to be about getting together for overpriced drinks and hors d’oeuvres. They can be so much more!

Team building activities are focused on promoting motivation and cooperation among team members, and corporate holiday team building adds to that a special meaning – if done right. Around the holiday season, everyone feels filled with the giving spirit, an opportunity that should not be missed by team leaders and managers.
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Charity Team Building – Wagons for the Holidays

There are many unique ways to hold a charity team building event this holiday season that’s one-of-a-kind and not the same old ho-hum holiday party.

Having your team regroup and spending some time unwinding and connecting on a regular basis is important, as this directly impacts how productive your team is throughout the year. With deliberate team building events, you can help your people work together and collaborate with each other in order to overcome obstacles, just as they would do so in an office setting. But the key here is to choose an activity that doesn’t feel like “work”, and in doing so you take their mind off the usual stress that their work brings. One example of a unique activity is building wagons for underprivileged children as a team.
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Host a Christmas Talent Show as a Team Event

The Charity Holiday Team Building Triangle

A charity holiday team building event is the perfect way to end a year full of hard work and deadline after deadline. It will bring your teams closer to one another and give everyone that “reboot” they need after another year under their belts. After all, your company is only as good as your people, and you need your team excited and re-energized to tackle the upcoming year. 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!

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Planning Holiday Team Building Events

An event’s chances for success increase tremendously with the amount of planning you do, and team building is no exception. Coming up with occasional events to help build up the camaraderie and closeness of any team is important, because it helps take their mind off the stressful day to day routines of work. Great holiday team building events make the holiday season more meaningful for your employees and you somehow help them get their groove on as a team. But it all boils down to planning, and here are a few tips you can use.
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Holiday Team Building Workshops: How Giving Makes It More Effective

More and more companies are turning their holiday team building workshops into charity events with activities that involve employees working together to benefit their local communities. Professional team building companies like Magnovo Training Group understand the effectiveness of combining community service with team building and have designed corporate workshops with a philanthropic twist. But how does giving back make team building events more effective?
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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”!
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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!
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Choosing the Perfect Holiday Team Building Venue

Another important ‘make or break’ detail is the choice of your holiday team building venue

When planning a holiday team building event, your choice of venue is not only crucial, finding one may just be your greatest challenge.
The ambience and atmosphere of the venue will largely influence the dynamics of the activities and the attitude of the participants, and the place you choose must be convenient and appropriate for your planned activities.
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Holiday Team Building Activities – When Giving is Building

We all have a mental image of what holiday team building activities entail, but some of the options might surprise you!

Team building is about taking a step back from the regular hustle of the workplace to bond with co-workers and revisit the core values of the company. An effective team building workshop is one where employees go back to work re-energized and with renewed commitment to work with each other towards achieving team goals. However, you can take your activity to the next level by integrating community service with holiday team building. Why? Because giving back to the community coupled with the holidays is a proven formula for creating something that is relevant and memorable.
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