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Team Building for Virtual Teams

What can Team Building do for virtual teams? Strengthened communication, innovative thinking and energy resurgence are only a few of the benefits of face-to-face team-building events. While various workplace configurations such as remote, co-located and hybrid teams all reap rewards from these exercises, fully virtual teams often have the most to gain. As companies continue to expand their global footprint, they are able to leverage talent across regions to mobilize teams comprised of people who have never actually met one another. Each team member brings a unique set of skills and knowledge, but these contemporary team structures bring challenges as…

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Team Building; Why Face to Face Makes a Difference

  Teambuilding: People are People Building great teams has long been left to chance, or regarded as one of the dark arts shrouded in mystery. Thanks to a recent MIT study, we now know there’s a science behind it all. It turns out the highest-performing teams have the greatest amount of casual, face-to-face interaction. Members of these teams show the greatest trust and best communication, and the best results. Get people talking, sharing, and interacting, and they strengthen as a team. In other words: Science has shown us that people are people. Who knew? The Science Behind the Science As…

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Beach Team Building 2017

At Feet First, creating a great atmosphere is one of our priorities for any successful team building event. When it comes to outdoor events,  it’s hard to do much better than California’s Beaches; bright sun, blue water, and sand underfoot are a great way to shift the mindset and shake off any lingering baggage from the office. Some of our most popular team building events are held on the beach, and this Summer’s been no different, with some great teams working getting together in one of the world’s most beautiful settings. Team members from a global telecom company came together…

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Water Works Team Building with SAP Ariba

Another Great CSR Event with another Great Client!   Since we’ve begun our partnership with Waterworks this year we’ve had an veritable wave of positive experiences and feedback from companies that are moved to make a positive difference in the world. With a focus on creating a genuine connection with the beneficiaries of the program, the goal of our Water Works team building event is to provide the means for clean drinking water for those who need it most. One of our most recent events made quite an impression on us as a group of over 200 people from SAP Ariba came together…

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5 Ways To Keep Audience Attention During Meetings

Do you want to spend hours of your workday in a meeting where the presenter drones on about a topic with nothing more than a one dimensional sheet of bullet points? No one does. Employing just a few ideas to engage and educate an audience will produce a fun and informative meeting that is anything but just a list of one dimensional points.   Make It About Them Ask the attendees why they should attend and listen. The reason a human resource representative is attending may not be the same as why the customer service supervisor or accounting manager will…

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Making a Difference; World Water Day 2017

Every Year, March 22nd is designated by the UN as World Water Day in recognition of one of the most fundamental and significant issues that is faced by populations around the world: a lack of access to clean, potable, uncontaminated water. Today, there are over a billion people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours trekking to distant sources and coping with the health impacts of drinking contaminated water. To help address this world-wide problem, Feet First is thrilled to announce our new Water Works Program. This event is a unique experience that gives corporate groups the…

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6 Steps to Boost Team Motivation

A motivated team helps improve business productivity, quality, and customer service. It also helps create an empowered environment that promotes change and focus. These steps can help re-motivate a current team or be kept in mind before a team is created.   Team Assessment A key first step in deciding how to better motivate a team is to create a clear picture of the personalities on the team. Assessing a team can include questionnaires or surveys, having informal meetings, and team brainstorm sessions. This helps identify different team member’s motivators, personality types, and working styles. Some of the most common…

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Crain Communications: Feet First pulls corporate clients for a team-building with a twist

Last month Feet First team had a chance to organize team building event for United Airlines’ 2017 Global Leadership Conference in Chicago. The activity was noticed and published by Crain Communications Inc. Companies executives gathered and had to cover their heads in citrus-colored bandanas. Attendees were engaged in motivational dancing and competitive cup-stacking while packing 285,000 meals in three hours through United’s team-building event for the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger. According to the participants, the event was not only a feel-good experience but also fun. Feet First co-founder Kevin Cloutier said that term ‘team-building’ not always attracts people to come,…

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Water Works Charitable Team Building

Bring your team together and make a real difference! Over one billion people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water. As a result over 5,000 children die EACH DAY. Your group can make a huge difference – literally saving lives – by spending two hours assembling water filtration devices to provide clean water for people in a single village. Our goal with this program is to go through Africa village by village to help eradicate this worldwide problem. In order to make this happen we have partnered with Water Works, an international NGO dedicated to…

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Voyage LA’s Interview with Feet First Co-Founder, Kevin Cloutier

This year, Feet First’s co-founder, Kevin Cloutier, had the chance to sit down and give an interview to the writing staff over at Voyage LA. It’s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about Kevin’s story and, more specifically, how his vision and creative background in television helped to establish Feet First as a different type of team building company. With so many of our staff having roots in LA, we’re happy that our story is getting out there in a publication that’s dedicated to showcasing the great people, organizations and events that make LA the wonderful city that it is! To read the full…

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