Fri

01

Apr

2016

Basic Facts about Team Building

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Team building is one of the most important strategies used by most of the modern businesses.

The basic purpose of doing team building is to enhance performance through systematic synergistic interaction. Having a good flow of communication plays a very crucial role for a team and only team building exercise can boost the communication abilities in different ways.

 

It makes your team members better listeners!

 

Listening is definitely important. Unfortunately most of the people hear but they do not listen and this leads to misunderstanding. An exciting and challenging group activity allows your people interact with each other more so that they can easily know each other more in a relaxed setting. The more they intermingle with each other, they more they will be comfortable with each other and it will help your team to perform really well. Having a good flow of communication would help your team members to exchange more information with each other and that would really make your team more powerful.

 

Team building activities helps to exercise empathy for each other-

 

Team communication is enhanced when employees begin to understand and empathize for each other. During the team building exercises you workers can learn more about each other than was known before. After a good session of team building, your employees will know how to work together without judging each other and perform a super job mutually. This is one of the most crucial benefits of team building.

 

It helps your team members to participate in a task more actively:

 

Most of the team building programs organize activities to encourage active participation from the members of different teams. The main purpose of conducting such events is to promote a better communication among team members. The more a team participates, the more he or she would communicate. Always remember one thing that enhanced communication in your team always helps to break down all the barriers and walls of misunderstanding. As your workers begin to share their ideas, the group becomes productive and achieves its objectives very easily.

 

They gain public speaking skills

 

Public speaking is also very important for building an efficient team. Your workers tend to open up more and communicate with more confidence when they venture outside. This helps to promote public speaking skills in them as they get involved in different outdoor group activities.

 

There are different types of team building exercises that you can use for your team but bicycle team building is one of the most popular team building activities. It involves your teams to assembling bikes for the local kids. It is a complete outdoor group activities where your team can really learn well about working together and sharing a common goal as a team.

 

Thu

18

Feb

2016

Team Building Games in the Corporate World

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In the corporate world, the indoor bike team building games play a prominent role to encourage the employees.

 

Leaders must lead by example.

In other words, if one wants to inspire his employees to come up with a desired outcome, it is important for him to undertake the indoor team building activities within the organization at various intervals. With the changing time the corporate places are becoming more competitive and the career of each employee is decided on the basis of their performance and the results of their efforts. However, the accomplishment or failure of each project is considered as the joint effort of the each and every member of the team. Most of the companies arrange the corporate training programs to improve the performance of their employees.

 

Importance of team building games within the organization

The corporate world agrees on the importance of team building games within an organization. These games are known to help in the development of internal communication, team spirit, corporation, creativity, and interpersonal relationships between the employees. Unfortunately, due to several factors such as time limits, place, and unpleasant weather, it is not often possible for the management to plan outdoor games. Thus, most of the times, they prefer to plan the indoor games for the growth and development of their employees. By arranging indoor activities, the employers bring all the staff members from different departments at a single place. This encourages the employees to interact with each other and work in coordination. When employees participate in such leadership activities, they get a chance to enhance their creativity and skill sets.

 

Different types of indoor team building games

Corporates prefer to undertake the mind games that not only interest their employees, but also help them to sharpen their mind. These games consist of problem-solving activities and team efforts, including treasure hunts and quizzes to name a few. Some of the games which can be used by the management for team building include, Pat on the Back, Surviving the Desert, Blind Polygon, Personal Coat of Arms and Lifelines. Surviving the desert game is one of the most demanding indoor games and considered as one of the best corporate treasure hunt activity for inculcating the team building mentality among employees. In this, the participants are given an exercise to imagine that they are lost in a desert, where they are asked to rank the items that enable them to survive the heat of desert. These items include plastic rain coat, fishing net, water bottle, camping knife, wooden planks, loaded pistol, dried bushes, and so on. During the game the participants are asked to rank the items as per their importance and keep the answers confidential. These answers are compared on the basis of the individual and group scores.

 

It would be correct to say that there is great prominence of team building games and these play a major role in the overall development of the business. Through proper planning and execution of the indoor team building activities, the management can achieve great success in terms of excellent work quality of the employees as well as foster a friendly work environment.

Wed

27

Jan

2016

Glenview Team Building 101

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Mon

02

Nov

2015

A Bike Build with a Mini Bike Kit

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Mon

16

Dec

2013

A Check list to be safe while cycling

There are a few major types of issues to checklist to ensure that we can bicycle safely and to be prepared for any event.  These include safety gear for the body, equipment for your bikes, safety towards journey and the destination. According to an expert's byicycle riding tips, starting with...

 

Safety gear for the body

 

Carry all kinds of safety gear before you start pedalling. A most compulsory accessory known as helmet remains constant for both in the city and to an outdoor cycling. Apart from Helmet, we would other accessories like.

 

  • Neck braces, which protects your neck.
  • Body Armour, which protects your ribs, chest and back bone.
  • Elbow pads and gloves for hands. A full glove and a half glove both should be included in the list for different seasons.
  • Knee pads and shin guards for legs. Though we get both as one package these days, it is wise to buy separately as we get to have a relax cycling which may not need a shin pad as it would not be too dangerous.
  • Shoes with flat soles or a Cycling Shoes will not absorb the maximum amount of stamina from your body as a flat shoe helps you in pedalling effectively.

 

Equipment for your bikes

 

Different kinds of accessories should be carried with different kinds of mechanical equipments. The accessories are listed below.

 

A cycle tyre blower

This helps in filling the air to cycle periodically as we get to cycle through pots and holes, Air get to reduce quiet often than we can imagine.

Headlamp

A head lamp is absolutely necessary in case of dark and if not many other vehicles are going by across the way.

GPS Device

A GPS device is necessary for the cycle to navigate you in the right direction and to update your location to your dear ones.

An extra cycle Chain

An extra cycle chain is termed as necessary for any long ride as we may not find the right cycle chain all the way and chain tends to break if we happen to cycle for a long time without giving the rest.

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