Earlier this month, our San Francisco team hosted a group from Facebook on a fantastic Saturday afternoon full of company team building activities. The group of approximately 40 guests spent the afternoon exploring the de Young, dining in Golden Gate Park, and coming together as a team.
To get the day started, we split the Facebook team into two smaller groups in order to make it easier for team members to get to know each other. The first group enjoyed a beautiful outdoor lunch at the nearby Bandshell in Golden Gate Park, while the second headed into the de Young to kickstart their team building experience. Over the course of the three-hour event, the groups switched places so everyone could participate in the same great activities.
While in the museum, the different groups were treated to mind-blowing stories about the art and participated in several games designed to promote team bonding. As the first group toured the museum, the second took part in a giant round of Human Bingo in the park. Human Bingo is one of our favorite team building activities, as it encourages your team members to get to know each other in ways they probably wouldn’t inside the office. While playing Human Bingo, team members must interview each other to find employees who possesses the characteristics on their Bingo cards (Who’s vegan? Who can’t get out of the bed in the morning without a cup of coffee, etc.).
Facebook’s team had a great time hanging out in Golden Gate Park and at the de Young Museum on a fabulous Saturday afternoon in San Francisco. Everyone left relaxed, refreshed, and with some wonderful new insights into their coworkers.
“It was very hands-off on my part! I didn’t have to worry about it at all. It was fantastic.” -Michan from Facebook