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Three Categories of Team Building Programs for New Employee Orientation

Team building plays a critical role in the new employee onboarding process. It’s as essential as getting set up with a company email account or watching your company’s safety videos—and does even more to get new employees productive quickly. Part 1 of this series detailed why team building is crucial in new employee orientation. It … Continued


The Role of Team Building in New Employee Orientation

Team building activities should ideally be a vital and integral part of your employee orientation process. Here’s why—and it includes a significant impact you may not have thought about. Every company has an onboarding process for new hires: get all the necessary forms signed, assign them a laptop, create their access badge, set up an … Continued


Seven Fun Activities for Bringing Teams Back Together Post-COVID

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall, live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way. The recent IMEX gathering in Las Vegas drew more than 3,300 meeting professionals for in-person education and networking, and Smart Meetings is reporting that urban venues are seeing the return of group business. Concerts are … Continued


  • By Best Corporate Events
  • In Team Building
  • Posted December 15, 2021

‘Tis the Season for Team Building – a Baker’s Dozen Insights from the Morning Briefing Podcast

Roy Charette, a founding partner of Best Corporate Events, recently joined Phil Brandt, president, and CEO of AAIM, on The Morning Briefing podcast. They discussed the current labor market, team building, philanthropy, employee retention, social media, and much more. The full podcast runs 33 minutes, and it’s well worth listening to. But we know many … Continued


How to Teach Collaboration Through Competition

Most team building activities are competitive—and for good reasons. Competition is fun, it’s engaging, and it helps set clear goals for the exercise. And business itself is, of course, a constant competition for the attention, loyalty, and dollars of clients and customers. But success within an organization frequently relies more on collaboration than competition. People … Continued


The Impact of CSR on Employee Loyalty

If Charles Dickens was writing his classic novel today, the opening line might read “It was the weirdest of times.” Job openings in the U.S. hit a record high in September, as companies across industries and regions struggle to find enough help. There are a record number of container ships waiting to unload off the … Continued


The Four Roles of an Effective Team Building Facilitator

An impactful and memorable team building event starts with effective facilitation. Having an experienced, engaging facilitator is vital to creating an experience that teaches leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to participants while also being fun and engaging. Why is that person called a “facilitator” instead of something else, like a team building leader, organizer, or … Continued


Choosing the Best Venue for Team Building: Considerations for the (Not So) Great Outdoors

An effective team building program can accomplish several important business objectives: improving employee communication, engagement, collaboration, problem-solving, and leadership skills, among others. It requires an investment in time, resources, and taking employees away from their regular roles. To optimize your return on that investment, it’s essential to create an environment where employees are comfortable and … Continued


How Team Building Increases Employee Engagement

Improving employee engagement is always a productive move, but it’s crucial now more than ever. Here’s why, and how to accomplish that goal. Highly engaged employees see their work as meaningful. They feel trusted and respected and often feel an emotional commitment to their organization. As a result, they are more productive, more consistently, which … Continued


Why Team Building Should be Job #1 in the Post-COVID Return to Work

The practice of corporate team building has been around for almost a century. But it’s never been more critical than today, as businesses struggle with the “new normal” of the post-COVID economy. Here’s why. Although business is constantly evolving, rarely has so much changed in such a short time in terms of human resources. The … Continued