Conga line, anyone? That’s what happened when we had the pleasure of having an interactive drumming session with Tri-Counties Bank last month! This day was a perfect example of the excellence that can occur when you take a moment to celebrate and have fun with your team. We wanted to fuse the messaging of the […]
Better Together: A Day with Tri-Counties Bank
Conga line, anyone? That's what happened when we had the pleasure of having an interactive drumming session with Tri-Counties Bank last month! This day was a perfect example of the excellence that can occur when you take a moment to celebrate and have fun with your team.
We wanted to fuse the messaging of the day with the bank's five core values and the event's theme, which was "Together We're Better." Their main focus is improving the financial success and well-being of their shareholders, customers, communities and employees; we experienced the dedication and innovative minds of Tri-Counties Bank's team when we saw each and every attendee embrace something new with open arms (after all, it's not every day you get to have fun with drums). The Drum Cafe West crew was so inspired that we took Tri-Counties Bank's list of core values and turned them into five ways to improve on the general well-being of your organization:
1. Trust. Often times it can be earned through interaction. It can be as simple as a five-minute chat in the break room between a manager and their employee, or teamwork among co-workers on a specific activity.
2. Respect. Create an inclusive environment by recognizing and respecting individual differences and unique qualities.
3. Integrity. Follow through with your words and honor your actions. It doesn't matter if you're a janitor or a CEO, living with integrity will aid in your professional development, and enhance your organization's culture.
4. Communication. Have an open line of communication, and remember that not everyone communicates the same. Be open to other outlooks and perspectives, and you will find it much easier to get your messages across.
5. Opportunity. Take an active role on your team; volunteer to participate in projects and work outings. Even if you aren't in a leadership role at our current position, you can still take steps to become an effective team leader and prepare yourself for the bright future ahead.
Planning a team builder event is a great way to interact with your employees on a higher level. Want to really get to know someone? Plan a stimulating, out-of-the-box group activity and watch them come to life! The first quarter of the New Year is an excellent time to rally your organization and get them energized for the months to come- when is your next team building event?
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