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Team Building and the Element of Surprise

Greeting people at the door and receiving a warm, friendly reception is my typical experience upon starting a program. One particular time stands out as the majority shuffled in without acknowledging me at the door. Some stopped with reluctance to take their playing card before finding a seat. Within five minutes of beginning, one person [...]

By | 2017-05-09T14:16:48+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Team Building and the Element of Surprise

The Importance of Effective Goal-Setting

The idea that teamwork and collaborative efforts impact a company’s successes is nothing new. In fact, it’s becoming more commonplace for organizations—from small to medium sized businesses all the way up to large corporations—to build a strong team culture and use those values in their day to day. Being a team player is a non-negotiable [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Effective Goal-Setting

Push Yourself Farther – Join us for Experience Day

Real leaders, according to the novelist David Foster Wallace, are people who "help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own." This philosophy is one that we choose to live [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Push Yourself Farther – Join us for Experience Day

Signature Teambuilding featured in The Meeting Magazines November Issue

Signature Teambuilding was recently featured in The Meeting Magazines November issue.  Here is the article written by Patrick Simms. Back in the late ’80s, corporate teambuilding started to gain traction as a best practice, and one could say that it got off on the right foot. The activities were geared toward improving how teams perform [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Signature Teambuilding featured in The Meeting Magazines November Issue

The Dangers of “Pay for Play”: Challenge Discovery vs. Go Ape

The following post is a copy of a post on Challenge Discovery's website.  Challenge Discovery is the "sister" company to Signature Teambuilding.  Signature Teambuilding partners with Challenge Discovery to deliver it's TeamQuest program and we fully endorse this article. The Dangers of “Pay for Play”: Challenge Discovery vs. Go Ape In August 2016, a woman [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Dangers of “Pay for Play”: Challenge Discovery vs. Go Ape

All I need is a book of team building games.

I recently got a request from a client. He asked for the instructions to an activity I once did with his group. This activity had an enormous impact in terms of trust. I thought about it a bit. At first I felt awkward- that someone was “stealing” my stuff. But, I surrendered to the fact [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on All I need is a book of team building games.

Team building programs should be more than just a “fun day”

Productive team building programs can be on-site or off, physical or sedentary, but they should all share something: defined goals and objectives. I speak to clients every day who tell me, "Last year we did a team building event, but it didn't have the outcome we had hoped for.” Occasionally, I'll get a call from the administrative [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Team building programs should be more than just a “fun day”

Feedback from a Client

I rarely share feedback I receive from a client about our corporate team building programs.  However, I just received this email today and thought it was worth posting because I think it may help you think about the kind of feedback you would want to receive from your participants following a team building program that [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feedback from a Client

This is how Signature Teambuilding adds real value to an organization.

From time to time we have the privilege of receiving unsolicited feedback about our programs and the effect Signature Teambuilding programs have on an organization and it’s people. The following note came from a person who has participated in Signature Teambuilding programs on several occasions as part of an annual meeting for an entire organization. [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This is how Signature Teambuilding adds real value to an organization.

The FIVE Best Questions to Ask ANY Team Building Provider

#1. “You seem to offer a lot of programs, how do you differentiate your team building programs?” Can they articulate the difference in their programs by more than just the number of participants, length of program, location, type of activity and other logistics? Are they able to clearly distinguish between programs that are designed for [...]

By | 2017-04-24T19:21:01+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The FIVE Best Questions to Ask ANY Team Building Provider