Summer Parties for Corporate Team Building
Corporate Team Building
We’ve all been there: the company parties you HAVE to endure because, let’s face it, no one wants to lose their job. It can go one of two ways: (1) Your overzealous eager-beaver boss just loves her job and can’t wait for your participation in some toe-curlingly embarrassing games or (2) Your lifetime middle manager has put together an all-day presentation on the benefits of spreadsheets and TPS Reports with the occasional trust fall thrown in. As much as you realize the importance of creating effective teams, the idea of spending an entire day working on your coworkers’ morale in either scenario is enough to make you wanna hit the unemployment line.
That’s where we come in. Bottle & Bottega has put an end to the tedium of team building and the staff resentment it can create and focuses instead on team bonding. We know that most employees would prefer not being forced to build rapport with their co-workers by sharing adrenaline experiences or performing ‘trust’ exercises. What really works is a genuinely fun experience in which coworkers learn to communicate more effectively while having a good laugh. So you may now breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to a summer of actual fun at your firm’s next corporate outing.
Bottle & Bottega events put the ART in pARTy. By introducing a little wine and little paint, we promote the development of relationships, a sense of esprit de corps, and… well, the bonding of teammates. There can be some serious lessons learned about team functionality, but the primary purpose is a few hours of fun.
From a management perspective, getting that FUN FACTOR while developing communication skills is more important than one might think. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, a group of scientists has debunked the notion that “team building [is] an art, not a science. The truth is quite the opposite.” Interestingly, scientists at MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory have pinpointed the characteristics of productive, successful teams and “perhaps most important, [that] teams can be taught how to strengthen them. It turns out that effective communication is the most important performance factor — outweighing all other measurable factors combined!! A team’s energy and engagement are in fact the best predictors of a team’s success.
So what are you waiting for? This summer, make your team building experience count. Create a unique, out-of-the-box event at your nearest Bottle & Bottega. We’ll customize a full- or half-day Creative Corporate Retreat or a simple but effective two-hour event. Your team can work together over a little bit of wine to create an amazing mural that will hang in your offices to remind them of their collective creative efforts or you can reward each team member with their own take-home canvas. You can also add glass-painting or mosaics or to the mix. The choice is yours. Contact one of our Event Specialists to discuss your needs and refine your selection.
And if you need reassurance that a little creativity goes a long way, this article in Small Business Chron confirms that when you “take employees out of their usual environment and give them an out-of-the-ordinary task to perform…[it] sends the message…that their creativity is welcome in the workplace. These creative problem-solving skills transfer back to the workplace once the activities are complete.”
Need we say more?