A Winter Break
from the Action
says you can't do
Teambuilding Treasure Hunts in New York City in the winter?
You can if you're at the
Museum of Natural History! Thirteen hearty souls from New
York's Make-up Designory tested their sleuthing and team
building skills as they took a break from the action and
tested their team abilities with our excellent hunt at the museum.
Hunt participants love the opportunity exercise both body
(walking) and mind in this challenging team problem solving
simulation. A wonderful way to de-stress, learn some new team
skills, and have some fun.
Ortho Neurologics Enhances Meeting with
Orleans was the setting for Ortho-McNeil Neurologics' recent
meeting that featured a break from the action with our Team
Building Capers!. The crew playing the characters did an
outstanding job. Many thanks to Sharon for helping us set this
up." Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Wyeth Corporate Communications Hones
communication, and leadership are hallmarks of our Team Champion
session which is based on the sport of Olympic rowing. Taught by
master team builders and World and Olympic Champion
coaches, this session moved the team out of its comfort zone for
a day of unique training. According to Assistant Vice President Sharon Prince "Our team had a
great day, and I think one of the most powerful components was that each person could take
what they needed - for some it was the experience of being in the swing with a team, for
some it was one or more of the
"8 Secrets," for others it was just having some down time (so to speak!)
to get to know members of the team. All in all a great day - although our armchair athletes were quite sore." Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Bank Leaders Do a Day of Learning
group of IT leaders from First Community Bank, along with their
COO participated in a day-long team development seminar that
tested them in a number of ways. The day began with our
Performance Teams session, then tested their learning in our
Teambuilding Treasure Hunt
in historic Old Salem, North Carolina. The early spring weather
was perfect for the challenging hunt that took them through the
entire village, solving clues, finding locations, and answering
interesting questions. According to Steve Lilly, Chief Operating
Officer, "I don't know how you could improve the session." Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Insurance Leaders Embrace a Winter Meeting in Lake Placid
It's easy to go to a balmy climate for your winter management
meeting. Breaking old paradigms, however, was truly on the mind
of Foremost Insurance's Eastern Region Manager Andy Thomas, as
he took his team of 60 to Lake Placid in January. Adding our
session Team Olympia at Lake
Placid, the managers learned leadership and teamwork lessons
firsthand utilizing Lake Placid's excellent facilities. Teams
participated in Olympic style events that captured the spirit of
teamwork in the Olympic tradition. According to Andy Thomas, "I
can's say enough about how well the week went. I received rave
reviews from the meeting participants. A truly memorable event
that will benefit our organization for years to come." Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Tax Professionals End Their Day with a BLAST!
About 60 tax accountants and consultants of Amper, Politziner &
Mattia ended their day-long meeting with a blast...actually, our
Trivia Blast! with Doug Grunther posing interesting and
challenging questions. Doug's years of
trivia excellence were tested by Amper's teams of very bright
team members. Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Executives Kick Off Meeting with a
to kick off their meeting with a great problem solving activity,
about 90 executives from Calpine Corporation came together. Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Air Products Team Conquers
Team Building Capers in Baltimore
Mystery, clues, and intrigue were center point as the Air
Products Business Process Improvement Group tackled Team
Building Capers at their annual meeting. With a great
cast of Air Products characters, the Radisson Lord Baltimore
Hotel watched as teams gathered information and solved the
mystery, reinforcing their team skills
in the process. Given the problem-solving nature of this team,
they always succeed at these challenging tasks. Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
University of Pennsylvania Veterinary
Students Bond with
do you get 115 incoming veterinary students to bond quickly for
their next 4 years of training? Easy. Reinforce their
orientation week with Team Energy. During the week
these outstanding students learned more about each other through
designed activities, culminating in a full day of Team Energy
events at the end. Click on the pictures to enlarge and enjoy!
Need for Team Building Reinforced by
In a new study of HR professionals conducted by Oklahoma City-based Express Personnel Services, more than two-
thirds felt that attracting and retraining workers is the biggest threat to bottom-line profitability.
Nearly half (47 percent) of the responses indicated employee retention was their No. 1 concern. There is more
to retention than offering competitive salaries, paid time off and insurance benefits,
said Kristy Curry, branch manager for Express Personnel Services. By building
trust, providing regular feedback, conducting effective annual performance reviews and giving appropriate rewards,
supervisors and managers can lead their employees to a greater sense of commitment, increasing customer service,
profitability and productivity. In the Express Personnel Services survey, HR professionals
identified the top critical concerns facing companies: retention/turnover (47 percent), recruiting/hiring (20 percent),
training (19 percent), teamwork/teambuilding (9 percent) and morale (5 percent).
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, 9/5/06.
Winning Teams Awarded Gold, Silver, and
Bronze at ASQ World Conference
Wisconsin, May 4, 2006 - 3 teams took top honors in a tough
competition at the ASQ World Conference on Quality and
Improvement. 27 teams from around the world participated in the
event this year. The Gold winner was the Hazira Manufacturing
Division of Reliance Industries Limited India. This team's
project significantly reduced the production cost of polyester
fiberfill by controlling high cost items without affecting
product properties or process operations. The Silver winner was
a team from the Boeing C17 Program in Long Beach, CA, and the
Bronze winner was from Siemens VDO in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Congratulations to all. Click on the pictures to enlarge.
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