Category: Team Building

Sleuthing and Scavenger Hunts: Inside Museum Hack’s “Escape the Met” Experience

What do you get when you combine the thrill of an Escape Room with the energy of a Museum Hack tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

A whirlwind, narrative-based, team building puzzle we call Escape the Met!

What’s an Escape Room?

For the uninitiated, Escape Rooms are a phenomenon that have taken the “escape the room” genre of video games and put the experience into a physical location.

These rooms are filled with clues and elements that guests must utilize in order to “escape” in a certain amount of time; you’re not actually locked in, but it feels like it! Around the country (and around the world!), Escape Rooms have become a popular team building exercise!

Guests use pieces of “evidence” like these postcards to solve puzzles.
Guests use pieces of “evidence” like these postcards to solve puzzles.

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Trust Falls: 13 Reasons Your Company Should NEVER Do Trust Falls

Are you thinking about doing trust falls on your next company retreat? Unless you are an Olympics Gymnastics Team or Cirque du Soleil you should probably pass on this activity. While trust falls are one way to create bonds between your employees; they have one serious drawback, you may just end up dropping Ted from Accounting on his head. Here are 13 reasons you should NOT do trust falls at your next company team building event.

This high school girl from Mean Girls that trusted the distracted audience a little too much.

This little girl who trusted in the wrong direction.

This guy who trusted his way all the way to the ground.

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Custom Company Team Building in NYC

As our rave reviews continue to show, museums and company team building events are a perfect match!

A few months ago, we hosted a team of thirty-six from Kings Collegiate Charter School on a two-hour tour of the American Museum of Natural History for an afternoon of creativity-boosting, team-building fun.

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A group enjoys a tour at the AMNH in NYC.

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16 Reasons to Host Your Holiday Party in a Museum

Still haven’t planned the company holiday party? No need to fret, we’re here for you – especially if you want to throw the most memorable holiday party ever/don’t want to end up like a holiday episode of The Office. But really, your holiday party is the perfect opportunity to reward your employees for hard work and celebrate big wins.

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4 Ways To Team Build With Your Remote Staff

Team building, you know we love it! From icebreakers, to games, to trainings, we love anything that helps us become a stronger group. We recently wrote an article about how we team build, giving you a glimpse into a company retreat we had in Philadelphia. But in this post, we want to show you a different side of our team building strategy: how we team build with our remote teams! Since we have team members all over North America and in different countries across the world, getting to know each other is critical to our overall success as a group. Trust us, we’ve tried all the remote team building tricks in the book! Here are our favorite team building activities that we find support and encourage our remote teams.

With more employees working from home, it's important to make sure your remote staff members still feel connected.
With more employees working from home, it’s important to make sure your remote staff members still feel connected.

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Why Active Inspiration in Team Building is a Game Changer

Inspiration comes in many different forms. Search Instagram and you’ll find over 57 million photos with the hashtag #inspiration. How about that motivational poster hanging in your office? Or the eye-opening TED Talk that makes you feel like you can conquer the world? While people can draw inspiration from any number of things, there’s no indication that this outside inspiration encourages anyone to actually apply any of the principles to their own lives. Think about when your favorite song comes on the radio. It may make you feel like you can take on the world, but does it result in any action?

This difference seen here can be classified as passive versus active inspiration. Let’s explore the distinction between the two and how to harness the power of active inspiration and put it to work for you and your team. 

A team celebrates their big win on a team building tour in San Francisco with us.
A team celebrates their big win on a team building tour in San Francisco with us.

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An Epic Guide to Team Building in San Francisco

What do Stripe, Facebook, Google, Adobe, and SalesForce have in common?

They’re all part of a growing list of incredible companies that have come on a team building adventure with Museum Hack in San Francisco – and they’ve all loved it.

Museum Hack is a renegade museum tour company that works with businesses and other organizations to help improve group communication, loyalty, and innovation. And here’s the thing: our events are actually fun while still ensuring awesome results.  We adapt every tour to meet the individual needs of each company we work with to achieve all of your team building goals, all while having an incredible time.

Is team building something your company needs? How do you know if your employees would benefit from an afternoon of bonding with Museum Hack?

Read on to find out.

A team celebrates their big win on a team building tour in San Francisco with us.

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The Only List of Icebreaker Questions You’ll Ever Need

Awkward silences, tense meetings, busy work days. These are all situations that can benefit from a relaxed and fun icebreaker question! Designed as a simple way to help ease employees or groups into team bonding, icebreaker questions don’t need to be as scary – or boring! – as they seem. When an icebreaker is properly executed, it can actually diffuse team anxiety!

Here at Museum Hack, we know that not all icebreaker questions are created equal. That’s why we’ve collected the 100 best icebreakers questions we could find and put them into this blog post.

These 100 questions are relaxed, fun and simple but will also encourage your employees to give meaningful answers. Icebreakers are great for starting everything from meetings to events because they involve hardly any planning. Save or print this epic list of icebreakers for easy access. Keep it at your desk or post in it the office for everyone to use. Once you get into the rhythm of using icebreakers questions, your team will expect them and be excited about them!

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4 Ways to Recharge Your Teams

Thinking about new and innovative ways to supercharge your teams can be overwhelming. From team building adventures to attempting to change company culture, the list of things to do can often scare us away from actually doing anything. That’s why we put together this quick list of simple and easy ways you can help invigorate and recharge your teams. These micro-activities and simple changes are great ways to help inject new life into the office.  

Embrace Flexibility Where You Can

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Via Pixabay

Super strict work hours and schedules are slowly becoming a practice of the past. Many companies are reimagining  the “normal” work day to help employees manage stress, work loads, and self care. It’s been proven that introducing flexibility into your company’s best practices can result in boosted team morale and productivity. We’re not telling you to go and tell your employees to work from home for the rest of time. But w do like the idea of taking simple steps towards embracing flexibility, especially if you want to invigorate your teams.  Getting out of the office can supercharge creativity and a new environment, well, that gets teams excited!

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