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Spotlight – Escape Room Team Building

Neogov stepped up to the challenge in our newest Los Angeles team building event – Team Escape. Based on the concept of an escape room it features elements from escape rooms, scavenger hunts, and amazing race style challenges. In our version your team is racing to disarm our countdown clock with the correct code. They’ll have to divide and conquer if they want to win. Communication, cooperation, and ingenuity are key components of this adventure. Any team competing in today’s agile marketplace is familiar with all three. If you’d like to challenge your team with a unique team building adventure in Orange County, Los Angeles, or San Diego give us a call. This experience is mobile and can currently accommodate up to 6 teams.  http://www.fireflyteamevents.com

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3 Fun Las Vegas Team Building Ideas

During your next conference in Las Vegas make memories you don’t mind sharing outside the city. Las Vegas team building activities help your group experience the town, engage their competitive drive, and give back to the community, but most of all your co-workers will reconnect, engage and have fun. With the excitement of sin city at your doorstep, you should look for an experience that’s just as high energy as your surroundings in order to attract and keep the attention of your team. These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of options for Las Vegas team building,  just like some of the local casinos, there’s no limit.

Vegas Photo Scavenger Hunt

Your coworkers are likely very excited to be visiting Las Vegas as it’s been popularized in movies and TV shows for decades. Set them loose and let them explore. On a photo scavenger hunt they’ll run around the Strip in teams as they complete challenges. One challenge might have them walking like Egyptians under the Luxor pyramid, while another could require them to get a photo behind the bar at one of Vegas’s many lounges . Photo Scavenger hunts have the benefit of allowing your team to enjoy the sights and sounds of the tourist destination while working together to earn points. At the end of the program you’ll leave with a thick photo album of memories, or blackmail depending on your point of view.

Team Olympics

Las Vegas is more than casinos and stage shows. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Desert, the views are breathtaking. Minutes from the Strip lies the Red Rock Recreation Area. Get out and enjoy the outdoors while annihilating the competition. Team Olympics gives groups the chance to be more active, while not requiring any particularly impressive physical prowess. Furthermore the challenges in a Team Olympics aren’t traditional sporting events, but physical brain teasers requiring communication, strategy, leadership and teamwork. If you want to have a meaningful debrief with your team about group dynamics and how you work together this is the best event to facilitate that discussion.

Charity Events

If your company is looking to give back to the community, Las Vegas has several worthwhile local charities to partner with. Many of these events have the added benefit of being able to be conducted inside (in the A/C!) when temperatures get too hot outside. Make the most of your commitment to contribute with a fun event for your staff coupled with your donation. Enhance a Las Vegas bike build by having teams complete small challenges to win parts for the bicycle. When giving to a food bank we’ve had teams construct mini golf courses from the canned goods. Be creative and have fun. Celebrate the good fortune of your company by helping others. Who knows, the good karma that comes from it might reward you on the casino floor.

Whatever team building event you decide is best for your group keep in mind your surroundings. Las Vegas can extremely hot. We make sure to bring sunscreen and water to our outdoor events so make sure your team stays safe and goes home happy and healthy.  Contact our team today at 877.267.1939 or email michael@fireflygroupevents.com to help you win big with your Las Vegas team building event.

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Golf Themed Charity Team Building Event – CSR

Argyle socks and a putter are the key ingredients to our golf themed CSR team building activity for charity.  Your team will design, build, and market a minature golf hole that even Tiger Woods would want to play. To win you’ll have to prove your creation is playable and convince our judges why yours is the most innovative hole on the market. We’ve seen teams build the classic golf windmill under the hot sun in Las Vegas and others have constructed water features on the event lawn at Pelican Hill Resort in Orange County. The magic of this event is that your team must include non-perishable food items in their structure. At the end of the event the food is donated to a local charity or food bank like Second Harvest in Irvine, Ca. This is the perfect event for a group that wants a CSR experience with a little creative competition and a lot of heart.

If you’d like to discuss charitable team building options  in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Seattle, or anywere else in the United States contact us james@fireflyteamevents.com

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Escape Rooms and Corporate Team Building – Do They Work?

If your pulse is pounding, the door is locked, a zombie is chained to the wall, and the only way out is to solve a puzzle then you know you’re in an Escape Room. It’s the latest craze to capture the interest of companies that want a unique team building experience. Many escape rooms are advertising their experience as a “team building” opportunity. It’s true that escape rooms require groups to communicate, collaborate, vie for leadership, solve problems, and produce results under pressure… But the shared experience alone is not enough to have a true impact on your team and their workplace performance.

In team building the experience is only a vehicle.   Whether you’re escaping a room or assembling bikes for charity, the true impact occurs when teams reflect on their experience: why they made certain choices, how they approach conflict, who stepped into leadership roles, what language they used. ”Team building” occurs when the group reflects and finds meaning in the experience, and applies it to their patterns of behavior in the workplace. An escape room can be a valuable tool for team building when utilized properly.

Making an Escape Room a True Team Building Experience

Here are a few tips for getting the most out of an escape experience.

Partner with a Professional Facilitator :  A facilitator will work with the escape room to explore challenges the team will be facing, methods of observation, and formulate a plan for processing the experience.   Following the team’s escape the facilitator will help the group reflect and draw meaning from the experience.

Book More Time: Most escape experiences last about an hour. If you’re partnering with a facilitator consider tacking on at least an extra hour to debrief the experience.

Consider 2 Escapes: After the first room your team will be armed with new insights that they can test in the second escape. A second escape creates more data that will help illuminate behavior patterns, breakdowns in communication, or team strengths.

Is an Escape Room Right For Your Team?

Escape rooms are not a perfect fit for every group. It’s a tool or sometimes a pleasant distraction and should be fitted to the group.  Here’s a few points to consider when escape rooms are an option:

Puzzles, Puzzles, and Puzzles:  The people drawn to escape rooms are puzzle people because escape rooms focus on puzzles.  In a corporate event you’ll have a mix of people that love puzzles and those that don’t. Because this is a “work event” your non-puzzlers can’t opt out. If they’re not engaged then they can become a distraction or at the very least feel like they can’t contribute.

Require People to “Pretend”: I love a good theme but it shouldn’t cross the line into acting. When I approach any event design I make sure we’re designing for the group personality and not an individual’s. I’ve found that most group personalities do not appreciate being asked to “pretend” or suspend disbelief. I get the most rolled eyeballs from people when they recall an event where they had to pretend to be secret agents or cross a river of lava.

Can We Supersize That: Consider that most rooms have a participation cap of 3-10 people. You will occasionally find some with 15 and the rare one that can handle 15+.

Escape rooms are a great way to engage and challenge your team in a unique environment. If handled properly they can be a great tool for team building. Before you face down the zombie consider what it might represent in your business. What rooms has your team locked themselves in? What does escaping the room represent on your team’s journey?

We’ve recently added an escape style event to our roster. As life long game designers escape rooms fit like a glove. Schedule your next team building adventure with us – 877.267.7149

We love working with team building groups in Las Vegas, Orange County, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and San Diego.

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Hollywood Scavenger Hunts That Don’t Suck

Our team building scavenger hunts make your team the stars of your Hollywood corporate team building adventure. Rather than fighting throngs of tourists to take the same pictures you see on the internet, we put your team in front of the camera ensuring you finish your day with an album of great memories. There’s no useless knick knacks to collect, no confusing maze of directions for you to follow; just totally awesome break dance battles, duck faces and swagger. Show off how your selfie skills are on par with Kim Kardashian and strike a pose.

To guarantee you have the most fun team building scavenger hunt experience we utilize a smartphone app in our Techno Rallies. After you load the free app you’ll find dozens of challenges we’ve custom designed for your group and location. While you’re exploring Los Angeles simply choose a challenge, snap a pic, and earn points! Some of our favorite challenges include challenging kids to a tug of war, ninja fighting with strangers, and re-enacting famous paintings complete with makeshift costume pieces.  Surprises will pop up along the way as our staff find ways to ignite your competitive spirit.  After the event we’ll provide all the photos your group took so they can be shared around the office or on social media.

If you want a unique teambuilding event you’ll love being able to customize and theme the challenges. We love seeing teams get into the spirit and dress up, and we’re even able to create challenges tailored to your group. Take advantage of your famous LA location and host a celebrity inspired photo shoot, a tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood or a movie trivia extravaganza. We’ve had teams decked out in 80s fashion, superhero capes and even Oscar worthy formal wear. You’ll be amazed at just how cool your coworkers can be.

To book your corprate team building scavenger hunt in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Seattle, Las Vegas or other major cities contact Michael at  michael@fireflyteamevents.com

Fun Corporate Holiday Parties in Orange County

Shields for kidsTry something fresh for your corporate holiday party in Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego! The holidays are more than days-off and lots of sugar. They are a celebration and recognition of all the hard work leading up to the end of the year. Your team deserves more than bowling. The party options we’ve assembled below offer community give back options and unique experiences that will allow you to build for the future. Team building is a great fit for your holiday party.

Future Heroes
Every day there are children all over the world fighting. Some fight disease while others might face poverty. Are you ready to make a difference? Our Future Heroes event provides a way for each of your teams to craft new super charged super hero identities for very deserving local children. You’ll use your creativity and competitive spirit to design a super hero starter kit. They’ll get custom mask, cardboard shield, and a how-to booklet for all aspiring heroes. Our light hearted fun event designs will have your team laughing, working together, and making a difference. We can produce this fun corporate event in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. View More Details

Launch It

Launch, lift, and propel objects further, higher and more accurately than the other teams! This is the perfect event for teams that like to go BIG. You’ll be responsible for creating projectile contraptions like slingshots, rockets, and catapults. Each round you’ll receive supplies and instructions for a new height, distance or accuracy challenge. Build the best device and you’ll earn BIG points for your team. Teams LOVE hurling objects in pursuit of the win!!! View More Details

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Minute Madness

Your teams will compete for the top spot in our team-based version of the popular game show – Minute To Win It. Instead of competing solo Your team will have to complete 1 minute wacky challenges to try and out score the competition. You’ll be laughing hysterically from the first to last challenges in this hilarious event! View additional Details

Bike Build

A bicycle is more than just a toy in the life of a child. Every time the turn the handlebars they’re making a choice. Each press of the pedals gets them to their destination under their own power. Bikes can help kids feel empowered to be independent, fit, and motivated. HG Wells once said that for every adult he saw on a bike he had hope for the world. We like to say the putting kids on bikes gives up hope for the future. Gather your team and get ready for a transformative team experience for your coworkers and the kids that receive the bikes. Create a breathtaking experience for local children for your employee party.  View Additional Details

Team Training – Bayfront Youth and Family Services

When Bayfront  in Long Beach contacted us about refreshing their bag of tricks we JUMPED at the chance. We love working with non-profit groups in a team building setting! Their support staff wanted some new games and processing activities for the kids they help. Stephie and I showed up ready to share with hula hoops, golf balls, throwables, and a mountain of other game paraphernalia. The team at Bayfront is passionate about what they do and we had a GREAT time with them!

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Team Building with Visit Huntington Beach

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We had a great day out with Visit Huntington Beach in Central Park. They have a wonderful staff working hard to make HB a great place for visitors! It was a two part day with team building challenges in the morning. In the afternoon we facilitated a brainstorming session to develop a new Mission and Vision statement. Thanks Visit HB!

Need to work on communication, trust, or leadership? Interested in new brainstorming and creativity techniques? Give us a call at 877.267.1939

 

 

Orange County Team Building – Wipeout Warrior

Anaheim Team BuildingWe had a phenomenal team building event with a local financial company. They drove over from their offices in Huntington beach to tackle the AMAZING obstacles at Sender One Climbing in Santa Ana. Within minutes of their arrival they were laughing and high fiving. We started them off with some team building challenges on the ground to work on rapport, communication and trust. After some facilitated discussion it was time to tackle the high elements. At the top of our Leap element each person stated a personal goal for the company before they jumped. On our Zen Towers they chose one thing to share with the group that they felt they needed help with at work. And then.. they jumped!

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