Fun & Games for Fall

September 4, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

If you're looking to energize employees and reinforce the concepts of cooperation and teamwork, here are some activities that go beyond your typical obstacle course or corporate Olympics. --Samantha Melamed

COOKING COURSES or specially designed culinary teambuilding activities can make a corporate event interactive and educational. Many of these companies offer private kitchens for events, while the Culinary Loft is also a great space for hands-on dinners.
Cooking by the Book
Peter Kump's Cooking School
Saffron 59
Upper Crust

MURDER MYSTERY EVENTS can be a fun way to promote strategic thinking, teamwork and risk-taking. Here are several companies that specialize in deadly events:
Always Entertaining
Bravo Murder Mysteries
Killing Kompany
Murder Mystery Inc.
Murder to Go
Naomi's World of Entertainment

SCAVENGER HUNTS aren't just for kids anymore. Throw in a few actors, mind-bending clues, a Polaroid camera and a global positioning satellite (GPS) device, and a scavenger hunt becomes a corporate teambuilding event. More...


Barkley Kalpak Associates' new teambuilding activity Broadway Your Way is an interactive take on business theater where employees themselves take the stage, learning and performing customized song and dance routines. More...

The Donkey Show--a fun interactive performance billed as “a midsummer night's disco"--has been running for two years, but it's still a great icebreaker for new employees.

Team MBA--Morale Building Activities can design a company picnic filled with games, contests and treasure hunts.

UNiREC Games can produce a creative teambuilding event right in your own parking lot--a soapbox derby where groups of employees put the cars together and race.

Wild Lily Tea Room offers rare tea and sake tastings for groups of as many as 35. More...

Posted 09.04.01

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