We offer four incredible Game Show programs, each entirely customizable. From Game Show Frenzy, where teams form ‘families’ and then feud, to Corporate Training Game Show, where your guests learn and retain vital company information, our experts bring an incredible, high-tech, fully interactive game show right to you! (We’re the only company that has integrated audience response keypads entirely into all these programs, too.) Take a look at some corporate teams having an absolute blast in this video!
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” -Edward de Bono
As the biggest team building company in America, we have dozens of knowledgeable staff members ready to help you choose the right team building program for your group. It’s our pleasure to work closely with each client towards a customization that’s the best fit for his or her needs. When you’re looking to narrow down your choices, here are some factors to consider:
1. Location, location, location! The venue or space in which the program will be held can be a key component in selecting activities. Is it outdoors with lots of room, which might point towards a wide-ranging program like Catapult? Or indoors and already full of tables, which would indicate a culinary program might be a better fit? Knowing the exact room or area in which the program will be held is vital.
2. Well, would you look at the time? It’s important to have a good sense of the day’s schedule before you choose what program will fit. Are participants coming straight from another meeting or is this the first activity of the morning? Do you have two hours? Three? An entire day, which could be set aside for one of our in-depth Professional Development programs like Conflict Resolution or Time Management Training? Best TeamBuilding lead facilitators are always prepared to adjust the length of the program on the fly as required, but the more information they have up front, the better they can time the flow of the event.
3. Give it away, give it away, give it away now. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a workplace buzzword these days, and many companies take advantage of our wide variety of charitable programs to give back to their community while getting in some solid team building. It can be a great way to add extra heartwarming moments to an already impressive program. If your group is interested in incorporating philanthropy, consider one of our innovative CSR programs. If that isn’t the goal of your corporate event, that makes it easier to focus on what’s important about your particular upcoming team builder.
4. Let’s get physical. Different groups have different physical abilities. Some companies we work with are full of gung-ho fitness buffs ready for a challenge; some have members with limited mobility. Though of course no one is ever pushed into any activity with which he or she is not comfortable, it’s helpful to know in advance the way your group deals with physical tasks. Those who are ready to roll might prefer one of our zippy high-tech SmartHunts® or an engaging athletic competition like the Medal Games. Those less interested in physical challenges might lean towards calmer programs such as Art of Giving.
5. Winner winner! Every team building program forges relationships and trust between participants, but some programs contain a competition that ends with one or more winning teams — often via medals bestowed around their necks! It’s great to know in advance whether you’re looking for a program that pits teams against each other, like culinary programs Fiesta Fun and Chili Cook-Off, or that urges collaboration throughout, like crowd pleaser Bridge to the Future.
Armed with the right information, you can easily select the best possible program to fit your needs. We’re happy to offer over 70 to choose from!
The twist in our Competition to Collaboration™ is so ingenious, it’s no surprise it was created by our in-house Professional Development guru, Roy Charette, and perfected by our team of Team Building experts: teams work independently from each other to get what they believe is an unbeatable time on various tasks but are then informed their next job is to lead other teams in being even more successful at that task! This sharing of best practices, a deep and continual exchange of information and adjustment towards improvement, translates beautifully into improvement back at the office right away. Check out this great video, full of positive people helping each other rock!
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.” -H.E. Luccock
When it comes to the important task of selecting the right team building company for your corporate event, it’s worth considering the history of the company, its track record, and its staff. In our case, Best TeamBuilding® and Corporate Events was created by the merger of top companies in the fields of Professional Development Training, Team Building, Corporate Events, Corporate Entertainment, Technology, and App Development – dozens of experts nationwide who knew first-hand the state of the industry and wanted to form a company that would innovate and inspire. Our Managing Partners, Lead Facilitators, and Program Designers are extremely experienced and at the top of their respective games; importantly, they all share information, best practices and ideas, supporting each other in all aspects of preparing corporate events. We are now the largest team building company in America, able to deliver our unique programs anywhere in the country thanks to our super team of professionals.
So before you choose the company you’ll trust to facilitate a program for your team, consider this: Best TeamBuilding isn’t just a name. It’s what we deliver. The best.
“If time spent with you or your message adds value every time, then you’ll have a competitive advantage over those that don’t.” –Tim Sanders
This enjoyable ONE+ article by Tim Sanders talks about how in this digital age of constant distractions (and therefore limitless possible demands on our time) it’s important to make sure to treat attention as a valuable commodity. Of course, this not only means giving those who contact you your undivided focus, but also considering carefully before contacting a colleague or client.
We here at Best TeamBuilding® and Corporate Events have long since considered attention worthy of, well, attention. Those who call our office get a thoughtful talk with a real person, whose expertise makes the program proposals then offered customized and useful. We avoid haphazard newsletters, emails or phone calls; they’ll always have a purpose, like sharing a new and innovative program we’ve perfected or collaborating with a client on the details of an upcoming event.
In short, we agree with the article that the best way for us to be valued is to value everyone’s time and attention. It has served us well.
“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though we here at Best TeamBuilding® and Corporate Events have the word “teambuilding” in our name, that’s certainly not all we offer clients. It’s true that our programs run the gamut from game shows to culinary competitions to charitable scavenger hunts – many so proprietary and original that we’ve trademarked them! – and that they are all based in solid professional development. It’s good to remember, though, that the Professional Development section of our catalog can impressively complement our more standard fare.
Our corporate training professionals are some of the most impressive anywhere, averaging over 18 years of facilitation experience in their fields, and they offer programs that in one day can cause a paradigm shift for the better in your company. These offerings help team members appreciate their colleagues, help managers better guide their employees, help with time management, and help reduce stress. In short, they truly help. And we have the spectacular feedback to prove it!
Amongst the noisier elements of the Build-a-Wheelchair® charitable CSR program we’ve developed – the trivia answering, chair building, and obstacle course racing – is a lovely quiet moment where members of each team decorate the wheelchair for its worthy recipient. In this video, there’s a beautiful drawing, which says “May these wheels take you on your heart’s journey.” It’s a heartwarming reminder that in addition to the fun and teamwork, participants are also doing genuine good.
“Light is the task where many share the toil.” -Homer
We here at Best TeamBuilding® find that charitable programs are incredibly effective at helping teams forge connections. Feedback from our thousands of ecstatic clients over the years has shown this to be accurate; when companies engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR), team building works.
When teams are focused on a significant, challenging task at hand – not on themselves – there’s no time nor need for self-consciousness. Instead, they genuinely work together to overcome each step. It’s the difference between the thoughts one might have while doing the clichéd “trust fall” exercise (worries about one’s own physical proximity and safety) and the thoughts one might have while building a bike for a local underprivileged child who wouldn’t otherwise get to ride (focus on helping the team make the bicycle correctly and on the kid who will be overjoyed).
Teams can paint a breathtaking mural to brighten up a nearby hospice (Art of Giving) or assemble care packages for soldiers oversees (Operation Military Care) or assemble teddy bears and rocking horses (We Care for Kids™) – and whatever the charitable program, they’ll find they have truly bonded, truly worked as a cohesive group, and truly learned to collaborate, without having to think about it. It’s a win-win: companies unselfishly help their communities and simultaneously learn team building trust that carries over long-term.
Pool noodles and inner tubes are not a typical part of most office environments, which makes the Build-a-Raft Competition program featured in this video, out of the box fun! Perfect for a variety of water environments, this program helps teams discover skills they didn’t know they had, with unusual challenges and unexpected materials. Check out how much fun the groups are having!
Every time we facilitate our popular Bridge to the Future™ program, someone hears the explanation of what’s about to happen – that teams will be building sections of a cardboard bridge that will then be duct taped together and have a manned golf cart driven across it – and doubts it’s possible. “Cardboard isn’t that strong,” he might say. But when the group succeeds and the bridge holds up, it’s these very same people who often feel the most connected to their team; just as pieces of cardboard, when put together just right, can hold up a multi-ton vehicle, the individuals of the team, when put together just right, find they have bonded and can do just about anything. Check out this video!