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Outdoor Team Building Venues near Philadelphia

Looking to set up a team building event in Philadelphia? Maybe you work in the city for long hours and are growing weary of all the hubbub. Maybe you toil away in a cubicle and have some pent up energy you need to release. Maybe you lack Vitamin D? Or maybe you work outside of the city and are tired of all the “best venues” requiring a train ride to Jefferson Station. Well, this article is chalk full of solutions. If you’re looking for the best outdoor event venues for a day of corporate fun DIY or facilitated, then search…

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The 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 Locations for Team Building Scavenger Hunts in New York City

Solve a puzzle, consult your map, and you’re off to film Linda from HR riding a lion statue like a bull… or something. Team building companies call them by different names—Scavenger Hunts, Clue Quests, Amazing Races—but they’re sending more and more crews of businesspeople running from site to site on clue-driven tours to score points by taking videos and competing in challenges. Participants shed their corporate masks for an afternoon to play and to experience their coworkers and surroundings like a child does: with delight. What better playground than New York City? You can’t see it all in one scavenger…

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Indoor NYC Team Building Venues; from Affordable to full Gatsby

by Leo McConnell We’ve all been there – searching for a team-building day in New York City but unsure of how Mother Nature and our company wallets feel about it. Thankfully, there are numerous options for indoor spaces (at a variety of price points) that will keep your team free from wind, rain, cold, and bankruptcy.   Warehouses ($-$$$) There are a variety of warehouses available for daily rent across the city with glorious open spaces that would be perfect for a corporate Olympic style event.  (Not REAL Olympics, though I like to think that my athleticism is competitive enough.)…

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On-site vs. Off-site Team Building Activities; Pros and Cons

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 a…

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Where to have Team Building Scavenger Hunts in New York City

Solve a puzzle, consult your map, and you’re off to film Linda from HR riding a lion statue like a bull… or something. Team building companies call them by different names—Scavenger Hunts, Clue Quests, Amazing Races—but they’re sending more and more crews of businesspeople running from site to site on clue-driven tours to score points by taking videos and competing in challenges. Participants shed their corporate masks for an afternoon to play and to experience their coworkers and surroundings like a child does: with delight. What better playground than New York City? You can’t see it all in one scavenger…

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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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