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5 Creative NYC Team Building Ideas

New York City is arguably one of the best cities for team building. Not only does the Big Apple have plenty of neighborhoods and event spaces, but it’s also home to some of the most iconic landmarks – Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Village Cafés… name your flavor and New York’s got it. This makes it a veritable team building playground! These five NYC creative team building ideas will get your team out into the city or working together inside. Idea #1: Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt NYC is famous for its many neighborhoods. From Times Square to SoHo to Chinatown, each…

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5 Creative Types of Team Building Events

Theoretically, you can turn just about any activity into a team building event. But wouldn’t you rather choose an activity that fosters creativity while encouraging participants to think outside of the box? These five creative team building ideas will get your creative juices flowing and help you nail down a few team building ideas of your own. Tips for Choosing Creative Team Building Ideas The most important way to prepare for a team building activity is to try to determine your needs. Why are you scheduling a team building day? Does your team need better communication skills? Do you want…

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Six DC Museums for Team Building Events

Washington DC has an absolute wealth of choices when it comes to museums to incorporate into a DC team building event. The setup of museums –artifacts, history, culture, and big, cool spaces — make them ideal settings for scavenger hunts and a day of intriguing fun. These six DC Museums for team building are as engaging as they are iconic. Tips for Choosing DC Museums for Team Building Team building activities are just plain fun. Don’t ruin the fun by getting banned from one of the most famous establishments in the world. Follow these tips to ensure your team building…

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5 Cool San Francisco Museums for Team Building

San Francisco is a hub of culture — which is why it’s home to so many museums. No matter whether your team is into art, science or history, there’s a world-class museum experience for nearly any interest you can think of.  From a team building perspective, museums are awesome settings for team building. The depth of the exhibits themselves as well as elaborate physical spaces make for an excellent scavenger hunt setting. With the help of museum staff or a member of your team who’s familiar with the exhibits, there are limitless possibilities for different themes and challenges. These five…

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What Not to do when Team Building

Team building events are a great way to get your department out of their comfort zones and into a creative space. But are there any common pitfalls you should avoid when planning your event? Yes! We’ve listed a few team building mistakes we see companies making below: Lose the Corporate Culture We’ve all attended those team building events that were so saturated in corporate culture, they sucked the fun out of the day.  Team building is supposed to be fun. A lot of companies forget that. They’re so worried that they’re not going to see a return on their investment…

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Destination Video (Scavenger) Hunts!

Summer is right around the corner, so it’s time to get out of the office and explore your city. Our video hunts (a variation of our Amazing Race event) are centered around iconic destinations across the country…from the Gaslamp in San Diego to the National Mall in Washington D.C….and from Pike Place Market in Seattle to Times Square in New York City…(and MANY points in between!!) Whatever the size of your group, we have an exciting video hunt adventure designed to test your wits, engage your senses, and improve communication and camaraderie amongst your team. Take a sneak peak at the…

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Easy DIY Team Building Games

Even if you’re constrained by time or financial considerations, there are lots of relatively quick, simple team building activities that can be held in the office. These kinds of activities can be great for kicking off smaller projects or meetings, or giving a kick start to everyone’s engagement by allowing them to break out of their daily routines. If you’re looking for a more involved team building event, check out some planning considerations or head over to our team building events.   Maps Game This game can be played with a group of virtually any size.  While it can work…

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Planning a Team Building Event – What to Consider

We’ve outlined a few points to take into consideration as you begin planning or implementing any team building event for your company. Goals A good team building event should produce results regardless of whether you’ve defined them. However, identifying any priorities up front allows you to make the right decisions about location, group size, challenges and other decisions that shape the way a team building event unfolds. This is certainly an area where a professional facilitator can offer advice and recommendations. Engagement Engagement is the name of the game and It goes without saying that any exercise that leaves participants…

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Philadelphia Team Building Examples

So, you’re curious what a day of team-building fun could look like for your business? Come, take my hand, and let’s explore the big bad world of Philadelphia eventertainment options together. Below are some hypothetical examples to spark your imagination, but they are also very real possibilities. *It is encouraged that you listen to “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the rest of this article, but I won’t hold you accountable for that*   EXAMPLE #1: SURVIVOR GAMES IN SCHUYLKILL RIVER PARK (outdoor) Let’s say you are the HR rep of a gym with locations throughout Philly….

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What Makes a Great Room Escape?

Room escapes (or escape rooms, depending on how you choose to phrase them) are all the rage these days.  While everyone has the ability to access entire digital universes on the touchscreens in our pockets, the urge to solve puzzles in real life and interact with a tactile world has led to a boom in what was once a niche industry.  Whether you assemble a group of friends for a night out or go during a work sponsored teambuilding event, they offer a chance to use your brain and find out something new about the people locked in there with…

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