Team Building Rules!
Here at Smart Meetings, we spend a lot of time writing about the value of team building. But I don’t think I truly understood the significance until I donned a pair of fake eyeglasses, pulled my pants up over my waist, put on some high-knee socks and started singing a geek-inspired ditty to the tune of the Ghostbusters theme.
The reason for this tomfoolery (which was captured on video to serve as future blackmail material) was a Smart Meetings team-building sales blitz. The whole staff was divided into sales teams, and each team was tasked with coming up with a theme, costume and skit to perform. My partners in crime—Salesperson Brenda, Assistant to the Publisher Gerald and Finance Manager Andrew—chose to go with a geek theme. After a Dollar Tree run, we ended up looking like this:
Silly, yes, but also a surprisingly powerful way to forge connections with people I don’t necessarily spend a lot of time with on a daily basis. We not only dressed the same, but also made calls together, schemed strategy together and, in the end, nabbed third place together. We were a true team, and the bonding that occurred won’t soon fade. That’s what team building is all about.
Go Geek Squad!