Tips & Trends
*Corporate – December 1, 2010
Bonding Beyond the Office. Team-building activities at corporate meetings are on the rise.
It’s official: the face-to-face meeting is back. As companies make the return to destination meetings, the demand for unique group experiences has also risen. Groups are now looking to blend boardroom work sessions with invigorating team-building exercises to strengthen team communication and encourage out-of-the-box thinking.
Mary Jo Valentine Blythe, president of Masterplan, Inc., a global meeting and event-management company, has more than 25 years of experience as a meeting planner. Blythe says that group bonding activities at meetings have become the norm nowadays. “Incorporating these alternative, fun activities is important. They enhance and build relationships, and ultimately foster a better work environment, which leads to increased productivity.”
Blythe has organised a wide range of activities for groups, but has noticed an uptick in requests for activities that spark friendly competition. “From Amazing Race–themed adventures to Top Chef–style competitions, employers want to organise a diverse range of exercises,” says Blythe.
Feel the Heat – The ultimate test of
teamwork can be found at
Play Explorer – To test colleagues’
communication and problem-solving skills, groups at
Heights – The Ascent on K2 at
Solve the Crime – Participate in a “who
done it” murder mystery at
Conquer the Course – Head for the
sky with the Monkido Tour, arranged by
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