Rat Race – A Corporate Games Team Building Event
Overview of Corporate Games Event
Teams race against the clock and one another competing in a series of humorous games built around the behaviors – both good and bad – that people use to get ahead in business.
From time to time, everyone gets caught up in office politics and the rat race. That’s why so many can relate to the ridiculous, but slightly realistic TV comedy, The Office. You don’t want behavior like that in your office, however! So, encourage your employees to band together while getting all of those bad behaviors out of their system by competing in The Rat Race, our unique version of a Corporate Games.
As participants arrive they receive their corporate ID, which tells them which “department” they’ll be playing on. They report for duty, determine a departmental team leader in a fun exercise, and then set out to climb the ladder of success by taking part in a series of assignments.
Corporate Games Event Sample Assignments
How many and which games to choose for your Corporate Games is based on location, number of participants and length of event.
- Brainstorm Blitz – Race to the meeting on a wheeled office chair, “pitch” your ideas with a funny target practice tool and knock down the opposition.
- Business Jargon – One participant from each team rushes to bounce Ping Pong balls with letters on them back to their team. The team then uses these to form interlocking company jargon, Scrabble-style.
- Caffeine Crazed – Teams race to fill the coffeepot using leaky coffee cups.
- Jumping Through Hoops – Teammates join hands. Linked, they must all wiggle through a hoop, getting it from one end of the line to the other and back again without breaking apart.
- Kissing Up To The Boss – Teammates launch lips at the departmental team leader who catches them in a container that rests on his rear.
- Office Fridge – Participants take turns eating a treat out of the refrigerator. Some treats are tasty, some are nasty – time doesn’t stop until all of the treats are gone.
In between assignments, teams have time to work on a 30-second presentation they will give to the board of directors at the end of the event. The object is to pitch why their team, above all others, should receive a raise. These points will be added onto their performance scores from the Corporate Olympic games.
The Teams’ workday wraps up as they learn which department will be promoted to first, second and third place based on their overall scores. Participants come forward to receive the awards they can proudly display in their office to prove they have what it takes to survive The Rat Race.
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