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Are Business Cocktail Parties on the Way Out?

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You receive an invitation to a company dinner or conference, including the obligatory cocktail party. Do you attend? Or skip it and attend only the dinner? You know it will be the same old thing, feeling like a wall flower while the same few people congregate together, some over indulging at the bar. After all, the company is paying the tab, right, so why not drink up?

Plan a Scavenger Hunt for Your Next Team Building Activity

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Five teams raced through the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, each responding to directions received on their phones. One team member might be told to take a picture of the team jumping. Another person might be told to find a certain sculpture (Scottsdale is filled with public art) and count the number of fish in it. We raced; we looked for items; we photographed; we uploaded. Through it all, we laughed, we got lost and we didn't win, but we had fun trying.

You might try a similar activity with your employees. A scavenger hunt provides a good break during a day of meetings, or in my case, conference activities. Mix up the teams so people who don't know each other are forced to get acquainted. You can provide clues via phone, as we did, or you can be less techie and require teams to collect items, such as a brochure from a hotel or a napkin from a coffee shop. Your employees will enjoy the exercise and the opportunity to break up their day doing something fun.