9 Reasons Why Dr. Clue is Just What the Doctor Ordered for Building your Team
If you’re in the market for mere recreation (and little else), please do look elsewhere. Our corporate team building events are smart, stimulating, business simulation activities with real, actionable outcomes.
Here’s how Dr. Clue is different…
1) We get down to business
Much more than a mere “morale booster”, our ingenious and challenging, puzzle-based activities have participants working together on time-driven projects in much the same way they do in the office: analyzing and manipulating data, searching for patterns, planning and strategizing, problem-solving, delegating and most of all, communicating. Unlike the more “physical” corporate teambuilding events out there (ropes, obstacle courses, etc), Dr. Clue’s activities allow participants to practice new “white-collar” skills that apply directly back to the workplace.
2) Our structured team building = positive outcomes
Watching a ball game and grabbing a drink at the bar can be valuable “recreations” that facilitate team bonding, but they’re certainly not “team building”. For true change to happen in the workplace — for new habits to be formed – people need to practice new skills and communication techniques in a structured way. At Dr. Clue, all our programs offer an engaging, structured, experiential core activity (a treasure hunt, a puzzle-based bike build, etc.) that serves as the “springboard for learning”. We then surround that core activity with focused exercises, activities, and debriefs that move the group forward towards greater insight and practical action steps relatable back to work.
3) We bring your host city alive
Who hasn’t flown off to a meeting in an exciting city, only to discover that the only part of town you see is the conference center and the nearest restaurant? What a drag! Dr. Clue’s corporate teambuilding events offer a unique way to get your group away from the hotel and out into the community, interacting with the host city, discovering hidden “treasures” while simultaneously re-engaging your group and building team unity.
4) Our scavenger hunt events break down “silos”
It is, perhaps, an inevitable quirk of human nature that we often find ourselves falling into cliques and silos, viewing our “in” group as “friends” and the “out” groups as “adversaries”. Dr. Clue is committed to interrupting this pattern, giving hunt participants a visceral taste of the pitfalls of “siloing” and the advantages of cooperation. Many of our clues, in fact, require cross-team collaboration, transmitting a clear message that every department and division is part of a larger team (the organization). In short, unless we ALL win, NO ONE wins.
5) We help your teams build familiarity and rapport
Participants in a Dr. Clue corporate team-building program develop:
- A deeper appreciation of their colleagues’ strengths, skills and knowledge
- An increased willingness to have each other’s backs and help each other out
- A group consensus that “we really are good at what we do”
- A sense that the event was “time well spent.”
- Heightened respect and trust for each other, developed through “going through the trenches together”
6) We’re everywhere you need us to be
We’re based in San Francisco but have over 130+ treasure hunt locations to choose from, all over the world, you can pretty much bet that we’ll have a neighborhood or museum hunt venue somewhere near you. And if by chance we don’t, just give us a call and we’ll come out and create a custom program right there in your area.
7) Our puzzle-based clues rock
If you believe scavenger hunts are little more than simple rhymes and limericks, you’ve got another think coming to you. Dr. Clue’s puzzle writers boast gaudy credentials, including Yale, Pomona and Stanford grads. Not that you have to be a rocket scientist to solve our clues…but you will definitely be challenged and amazed by our awesome (some might say sinister) array of puzzles, codes and ciphers. Expect Morse Code, Braille, Semaphore, Pig Latin, Word Searches, Logic and Trivia quizzes…the whole kitchen sink.
8) We save you money (lots of it)
A recent poll showed that 55% of workers today feel disengaged in the workplace. By disengaged, we mean unappreciated, isolated, and disconnected from the larger purpose of the organization. And this is especially true for virtual teams. Considering the cost of diminished productivity – not the mention the mounting expense of hiring and new recruitment — how can you afford NOT to invest in team development?
9) We provide a detailed team assessment upon hunt completion
Dr. Clue’s 1/2-day team-building programs are only the first step in your group’s team development process. Upon finishing your hunt (or charitable event), we’ll send you a detailed analysis of our observations: what your group did well, what it could do better, the implications of the group’s strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for further development.
Ready to build your team?
We’re based in San Francisco, but Dr. Clue’s team building programs serve companies throughout the world. We’ll come to you with a custom program to meet your company’s needs.