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Best Locations for Team Building Scavenger Hunts in Philadelphia

The high ropes course may always have its place in the world of corporate team building, but it has been dethroned by the clue-driven race. While the shared thrill of fear does have a strong bonding effect, so do the shared fun, problem solving, and competition inherent in these races, called by different companies the Amazing Race, Scavenger Hunt, Funquest, etc. You solve some clues and you’re off to tour the city and take videos of the vice president of sales beating his chest like Tarzan by a gorilla statue and the CFO Riverdancing with strangers. You’ll make and strengthen…

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The Best Parks for Team Building in New York City

New York City is anything but synonymous with bucolic landscapes. It’s not known for its open space, but if you know where to look, there are plenty of great parks for team building events large or small, DIY or facilitated. Here are several of our favorites in New York:   Most Beautiful: Prospect Park (Brooklyn) For a large games-based event, you can’t beat Prospect Park. There’s plenty of open grass, gorgeous water, and beautiful bridges and other architecture. The price and permitting process might compel you to look elsewhere, but if your heart is set on staging a stunning New…

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On-site vs. Off-site Team Building

  Like any other business decision, evaluating the pros and cons of on-site versus off-site team activities is an exercise that takes into account the organization’s goals and objectives as well as time and budget. The distinction with a team-building event is consideration of the fun factor to drive employee enthusiasm and positivity. Off-site team building Partnering with team-mates away from the office environment can be a refreshing change with less chance of interruption. With a goal of energizing and challenging employees, some companies organize such off-site events as rock climbing, rafting or bungee jumping. These action-oriented experiences can create…

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MacGyver: The Event

The fate of the world rests in the hands of each team, and it may not seem like there’s much to work with. However, if we’ve learned anything from the man himself, it’s that you can accomplish quite a bit with some creative thinking and the few items that you’re team might happen to have laying around! The event begins by separating into small groups, each of which are presented with (seemingly) random, everyday objects. With nothing more than their wits and some outside-the-box thinking (and a roll of duct tape), each team is challenged to solve their own impending,…

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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; The Face-to-Face 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 (and hold) 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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