b'TEAM BUILDING IN 2020Modern trends making an impactby Tanja NowotnyT work culture, and it can also improveemployee bonding. Virtual reality, Team building is certainly not a new conceptcompanies have beenthe companys bottom line. But forgetcorporate social responsibility and using exercises and experiencesabout the trust fall and the humancustomization have replaced and to strengthen the links betweenpyramid, those are old-school ways oftransformed traditional activities with employees and improve a groupsthe past.Now, there are newer andexperiences that are totally 2020connection for decades. The resultmore modern ways of team buildingand beyond. of a teams cohesion creates a betterthat are coming to the forefront of 1. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY / CHARITABLE PROGRAMScomplete a series of short puzzles and problem-solving tasks to obtain additional tools and components for the bikes. Teams that collaborate successfully can maximize the total number of bikes assembled.It brings everyone down to a level playing field, says Alexandra Pett, Sales Director for Eventology. Everyone shares a common interest in being able to give back. Its a hugely collaborative thingas a group, the difference you can makeis vast.The difference being made is sometimes so immense that donations can be in the thousands. Recently, 240 Philanthropic team building activitiesAn activity that has beenpeople played Eventologys Hole in have been increasing in popularityimmensely popular for the company isOne, a game where participants build for the last number of years, andThe Charity Bike Build. TeamBondinga mini golf course with non-perishable according to Amanda Deiratanipartners with local childrensfood, and they were able to donate Politakis, Marketing Manager fororganizations to contribute athe equivalent of 12,000 meals. TeamBonding, the trend is stillmemorable gift to children who wouldWhen you think about the growing. Were definitely seeing aotherwise never have had the joy ofimpact that you can have on that rise in (charitable programs) this year,owning a bicycle. Its a tearjerker,many peoples lives in two hours, it and it was growing last year, Deirataniexplains Deiratani Politakis. It givesmakes people feel really good about Politakis says. Events that encouragethem a sense of purpose; it increasesthemselves, says Pett. Its a win-win-and allow employees to make ageneral feelings of company morale. win situation. Its a win for the people positive impact while connecting Eventology offers a similarlythat buy the event, its a win for the with colleagues (are) meaningful popular build-a-bike event with Buildpeople that do the event and its a win and memorable. a Dream. During the exercise, teamsfor the community.16 CORPORATE MEETINGS & EVENTS corporatemeetingsnetwork.ca'