Our 9 Favorite Corporate Retreat Locations In The U.S.

Our 9 Favorite Corporate Retreat Locations In The U.S.

As much as the average American loves sitting in their office or meeting with coworkers in the conference room, sometimes it can be fun to mix things up a little bit. It may be hard to believe, but some employees even prefer the feeling of sunshine on their faces and fresh air in their lungs, as opposed to the scent of stale coffee and the glow of fluorescent lighting. Read more

33 Rad Team Building Activities In San Francisco for Corporate

Are you planning a corporate team building event in San Francisco and the Bay Area as part of your next retreat and need activity ideas? Our list of 33 fun team-building activities in San Francisco for your next outing or company retreat is designed to bring employees together, enhance communication, and provide team memories. These activities include flying kites at Ocean Beach, throwing axes at Bad Axe Throwing, or participating in a private team-building Mixology Session with Soma Bartending. Strengthen interpersonal relationships with these SF team building ideas but also relieve stress and boost morale, contribute to a more productive and positive workplace. Read more

15 Fresh Outdoor Team-Building Activities For Work

15 Fresh Outdoor Team-Building Activities For Work

If you tell your employees you’ll be doing some team-building activities together, what would their reactions be? If you’re getting more eye rolls than enthusiastic “Heck yeah!”s, that’s a sign you need some fresh employee bonding ideas. Read more

Team Building Surveys: 16 Post-Event Questions To Ask

Team Building Surveys: 16 Post-Event Questions To Ask

So you’ve had (what you hope was) a great team-building event. Everyone showed up, they solved puzzles, they did fun challenges, they laughed together, and the sun set over a happy scene of employees bonding over shared experiences. Read more

Team Building in 2022 Review

MEGA AWESOME SUPER THANKS to all of our client partners and guests that explored connection in the workplace through our wild and crazy versions of team building and fun. Here’s how 2022 wrapped for our band of delightfully feral misfits. What corporate team building experiences you ready for in 2023? Crazy fun scavenger hunt? Graffiti lessons? Battle Bots? CSR? Bike Build? Skateboard build? Let us know!

icebreaker activity for remote team

3 IceBreakers For Virtual Remote Meetings

Ignore Taylor from accounting when they roll their eyes at the mention of icebreakers. Properly wielded icebreakers can create cohesion, boost engagement, and help drop defenses when implemented strategically for your meetings. Use this powerful tool to elevate a meeting beyond its content. Ice breakers span light hearted, probing, serious, or ridiculous but should never be chosen without a goal in mind. Measure your choice against the group’s relationship to each other and the outcome you need for your meeting.  Do you need an activity to lighten the mood? Spark dialogue? Increase interpersonal knowledge?  Icebreakers excel at getting people talking and laughing. Read more

Make Meetings More Fun With Rapid Fire Questions

screenshot of random questions appWhat’s your favorite curse word? Wet or Dry? What’s your goto gift for others? Adding a lightning round of questions to a guest panel or even a regular meeting increases both energy and engagement. You’ve seen it used on podcasts or in tv interviews like Inside the Actors Studio. We love using this tool in our daily huddles to quickly learn something new about a team member and set the tone for the rest of the session. To make this even quicker and easier we created a Rapid Fire Question Machine. Each time you click the button a new question is put on the screen. It is a fast simple way to ask a series of random questions. Best of all, this technique works in both virtual and in-person meetings!

Our guideline is that no answer should be longer than 30 seconds but you’ll find that letting the answers flow freely yields fantastic results. We rarely have to worry about long answers. And if the group wants a longer answer you can tease them with it as a reveal at the end of the meeting or on a break. Read more

7 Slack Ideas to Stay Connected & Engaged On A Remote Team

Easily build employee engagement and team build during your next virtual meeting with our help. One of the difficulties of remote teams is the lack of a water cooler. A place where people can casually chat about non-work subjects while grabbing a coffee or a snack. To help fill the gap left when we all left the office for the virtual space, we began experimenting with our interactions on Slack and in our daily team huddles. Here are our teams favorite ways to help build engagement, get smiles, stay in touch, and dig deeper than the work.

Our solutions use a combination of Slack, Zapier, Zoom, and more to get smiles. Read more

17th Annual Virtual Event Ideas Showcase

An RV, Alcohol, Magic, eBay and looking to 2021 events

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” -Winston Churchill

In March of this year it seemed by all forecasts that 2020 would be a failure. Our team took a pay cut, went on brief partial unemployment but immediately started plotting. Fast forward through an RV, lots of Alcohol, eBay, 1 loan, a Magic show, thousands of emails, hundreds of virtual meetings, and we find ourselves at the end of the year having met our ambitious financial goal we set prior to the pandemic while looking forward to 2021 events.

Sometimes if feels like we shouldn’t be here. Our hearts break for the overwhelming number of industry colleagues that are unemployed or out of business. To not only survive, but grow during this pandemic (we’ve hired 4 new full time staff members!) makes us feel incredibly lucky and grateful to our clients, vendors, and talent. Thanks to our partnerships we’ve been able to continue our philanthropic efforts with the American Camp Association and have sponsored the camp tuition of 52 children when it’s safe to play again.

In practicing gratitude, we’d like to celebrate some highlights from this very unique year. , Read more