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How to Make the Most of Your Next Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...

How to Finally Make Your Office Parties Fun This Year

Office holiday parties can be one of two things. They can be boring and painful for everyone involved. Or, they can be...

How to Host an Orientation Day Scavenger Hunt for New Hires

Orientation day can be a deal-breaker for your new employees. How this day goes can tell them if they made the right...

Social Media engagement and audience development

Social Media engagement and audience development

Mar 9, 2017

How do you build engagement through social media? Are you trying to expand your customer engagement or work more with your employees? Social Media allows for both. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn allow you as a company to create a customer relationship that will last. Through a survey of 4,654 U.S. adults, the Pew Research Center found […]

Making fun matter

Making fun matter

Dec 5, 2016

The secret’s out: companies today know that happy employees are engaged employees and that this is great for business. Growing numbers of studies and stats prove that the level of engagement an employee feels –expressed in terms of enthusiasm both for their job and their place of work – can have a direct impact on […]

Google, Amazon turn to Strayboots for team building fun

Google, Amazon turn to Strayboots for team building fun

Nov 14, 2016

At Strayboots, we love what we do and this story from the news daily, The Times of Israel, helps explain why. From working with companies like Google, Amazon, Harley Davidson, Nike and more to partnering with our amazing team of editors and explorers across the US, creating engaging team building events is fun. Even more […]

Why Church Guilds and Wall Street have SO Much in Common

Why Church Guilds and Wall Street have SO Much in Common

Oct 26, 2016

Are the members of the Church Guild, working hard to bake cakes, find old clothes and sell raffle tickets, really all that different from the financial high-rollers on Wall Street? When you boil it down to basics, there are actually very few differences. Any organization or group needs to focus on pooling the individual strengths […]

Power Posing: A Life-changing Strategy, or Just so Much Hype?

Power Posing: A Life-changing Strategy, or Just so Much Hype?

Oct 18, 2016

Why does a rooster strut? Chest out, head comb erect, wings flapping, crowing loudly, taking command of the barnyard. Or why does a bull elephant, when protecting its herd from imminent danger, stand four-square, ears flapping aggressively, trunk raised high? Bringing it back into the human realm, watch the New Zealand national Rugby team, the […]

Team building Strayboots

Is Team Building Relevant in a Holacracy Model?

Sep 26, 2016

In every company or organization operating system since ancient history, there has always been a hierarchy, with one individual – a team leader, manager, boss, head honcho, overseer – heading up various groups or teams. He, or she, was accountable and responsible for success or failure. Guiding, managing, encouraging, and even compelling team members to […]

What the Kokoda Challenge Can Teach Us About Team Building

What the Kokoda Challenge Can Teach Us About Team Building

Sep 5, 2016

Every July thousands of enthusiastic and determined Australians head out into the rugged Gold Coast hinterland on a grueling 96-kilometer cross country course, walking along fire trails, crossing 12 creeks, and climbing (and descending) 5,000m of vertical elevation – all within 39 hours. While far from your typical team building scavenger hunt, the Kokoda Challenge — […]

Why Team Building Should Play a Central Role in Corporate Culture

Why Team Building Should Play a Central Role in Corporate Culture

Aug 23, 2016

To fully understand the implications of this statement, we need to understand what we mean by Corporate Culture. Only then can we explore how and why or even IF team building is important. “Corporate culture” is in fact a microcosm of national culture: the beliefs, behavior, dress, environment, habits, traditions, and personal traits reflected either […]

How to Make the Most of Your Next Team Building Scavenger Hunt

How to Make the Most of Your Next Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Aug 9, 2016

Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies and prizes. Today, as an adult, you can still enjoy a scavenger hunt, but with a slightly different objective in mind. Not that fun and excitement aren’t still part of what it’s […]

Our Take on Pokémon Go (as if you needed another)

Our Take on Pokémon Go (as if you needed another)

Jul 26, 2016

Growlithe, Voltorb, and Nidoran enjoying Strayboots hunts in San Francisco! It’s been a few weeks now since Pokémon Go unleashed its digital maelstrom on the mobile gaming world, and there’s been no lack of perspectives offered up on what to make of it all. Hey, what’s one more? That everyone’s felt compelled to weigh in […]

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