Rebecca CoonsVice President of SalesExtraordinary Events, Orlando
Impersonal communication, less business travel and even less cash flow have created a world of e-mail, phones and solitary workplaces.But fear not managers, corporate planners have ideas to bring the company (i.e., companionship) back to the company (i.e., corporation).
"This was a group of engineers, so we created an experience that spoke directly to them while also forcing them outside of their safety zone and getting them to be creative," said Rebecca Coons
president of sales at Extraordinary Events
."The client was thrilled with the success of the event because it accomplished their specific goals.This exercise would not have worked for every group.It had very technical requirements, and these engineers could handle that.They also did something different by having them come up with a theme song and slogan, etc. During this segment, many of them chose to make fun of the competition as well.Overall, the evening was a great success."
, who runs Extraordinary Events
' Orlando office, believes the recent trends in business only lead to more teambuilding needs by her
clients."I think teambuilding events are needed for certain groups.They are great icebreakers when done right," she
says."But not every group needs to bond.Sometimes group activities are enough, but in today's economy, where so many companies are buying up other companies and competitors are now co-workers, teambuilding events are only going to become more necessary."