Break the Ice: A Toolkit of Team Building & Bonding Activities
The new year is the perfect time to think about fun and fresh team-building exercises to introduce to your organization. We’ll be talking to two Small Giants leaders who are passionate about making their people feel welcome, included, and understood.
Lisa Whealon, VP of People and Culture at Deli Star, will talk in detail about how her organization aims to make every new hire feel fully immersed in their team from the onset. This is done through fun, intentional experiences such as a “signing day”, a start day “happy hour”, and completing a recognition profile, just to name a few.
Once your new hires are immersed, it’s important to continue building those team bonds over time. Heidi Baumgart, COO at Skidmore Studio, will show us how to do just that by walking us through the user manual exercise. This exercise, which combines personal reflection with team development, allows individuals to flex their creativity, while also teaching each other how to best communicate and work together.
- Tools and experiences to leave a lasting impression from onboarding and beyond
- Help your team feel known and understood by you and their colleagues
- Ways to adapt these tools for both in-person and virtual teams
- How team building exercises can help build trust, communication, and ultimately long tenures