Harry Potter Hunt (onsite)

Calling all Potter Heads! It’s here…the Harry Potter-themed, teambuilding scavenger hunt.            We come to you at your meeting/party facility.    In small teams, participants have 60 minutes to solve a series of devilishly tricky, HARRY-POTTER-THEMED puzzles and clues, leading to pictures and objects stashed around the room.   Your…

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Holiday Hunt (onsite)

Q:  Who doesn’t like a holiday party?   A:  Just about everybody!    Why is that?!! Holiday parties can be rough, especially for introverts, because they’re so unstructured.  Everyone ambles around aimlessly, trying to make idle chit chat.   Fun for some, torture for most!     Our Holiday Clue Trek program is…

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The Pleasure And Pain of Motivating Employees

The Pleasure And Pain of Motivating Employees   A short while ago, I wrote an article called “The 12 Best Ways to Motivate Your Team” in which I listed a dozen ways you can create a highly motivational environment at work. Although I stand by my argument that “As managers,…

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10 Tips for Promoting Team Mindfulness

10 Tips for Promoting Team Mindfulness   It’s no secret that we’re all experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, both in our personal lives and especially in the workplace. One solution for mitigating all this agitation is to take your team out of the office (playing a teambuilding scavenger hunt, perhaps)…

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newsletter puzzle clue 100918

Here’s this week’s puzzle clue challenge, leading to somewhere interesting/unusual in the world.   Solve the puzzle below, search the internet for the location indicated, go there, and answer the final question at the bottom of the puzzle.   Send your answer to dave@drclue.com to receive 1 entry into our…

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The 12 Best Ways to Motivate Your Team

Okay, you got me!  As managers, we can’t really “motivate” anyone to do anything – at least, not in the long term.   Oh sure, we can briefly dangle a carrot (or wield a stick), but take away the external factors and poof –there goes the motivation. Rather than focusing on…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scavenger Hunts

1) Teambuilding “scavenger hunts” and “treasure hunts” are two different animals. A scavenger hunt involves the execution of a simple list. For example, in a scavenger hunt, you receive a list of objects to find, or pictures to take — all very straightforward. By contrast, a treasure hunt involves the…

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Clue Puzzle 092518

Hi everyone, Here’s this week’s clue puzzle, leading to somewhere cool in the world   Send your answer to dave@drclue.com to receive 1 entry into our drawing.   All entries go into a drawing for a series of $10 Amazon Egiftcards.    Good luck! Contest ends at 5pm on Wednesday September…

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10 Sure-Fire Ways to Boost Team Productivity

Here are 10 sure-fire ways to boost team productivity.  Note that I’m not saying “teamwork” or “teambuilding”.   Where the rubber meets the road is productivity–deliverables–work getting done.  All the rest is fluff.     1) Decide which tasks would benefit from a team approach and which tasks could better be…

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