The phrase 'thinking outside the box' is synonymous with novel, creative thought. It's become both a memorable catchphrase and a cliched way to look at problem solving and it drives a lot of mainstream thought behind team building.
This is why the majority of team building companies craft all kinds of ways to get your group outside their comfort zone and literally outside their workspace (their box). Read More
Earlier this month, we were proud to complete our biggest Playschool Playscapes give-back EVER!
Our client, Cisco Systems, was keen on including a team building program that gave back to the local community within their conference. We were so happy they chose our program, and were pleased to welcome nearly 300 conference participants to the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to participate in building Buddy Benches. Read More
Last week I was honoured to be a guest panelist on #EventIcons alongside Sydney Wolf and host Alex Plaxen. If you missed it, you can stream it now anytime and get additional resources by clicking here!
In doing the prep for our episode, the first question I was asked was 'is team building dead?'. I was very taken aback at this since innovative team building is a cornerstone of our business at Engagement Unlimited and experiential activities are very en vogue right now - so I would give that comment a big N-O. Read More
The recent findings surrounding workplace engagement are absolutely staggering. Read More
In the last 5 years, there have been countless studies that prove the value of actively engaging employees, like this one from the Institute from Employment Studies: A 1% increase in employee engagement can generate a 9% bump in Sales. Or this one from Mental Health America: Disengaged workers cause massive losses in productivity – between $450 and $500 billion a year.
We're celebrating another spectacular year of engagement with a trip down memory lane. Take a look at some of our favourite moments over the past year: Read More
If you belong to PCMA, you already have a built-in desire to create engagement. Whether you know it or not, engagement is one of your main methods of judging the success or failure of your events. What planner isn’t thrilled to hear the roar of an engaged group? Who doesn’t want to see new and deeper bonds created in their teams? Read More
How do you create a team of doers? People, who find a way to get the job done and don’t settle for complacency?
And how do you create a team of strategic and creative thinkers? People who search for new solutions to problems and make a new way when they can’t find an existing one? Read More
For as long as I can remember I have loved events and they have always been a big part of my life. Once I finished high school it became obvious my career path would be in the Events Industry. Now with an Events and Conventions Management Diploma, hundreds of volunteer hours and only 2 classes away from completing my Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree (Events and Festivals Major); I have broken into the Events Industry and I owe it all to PCMA-TRU. Read More
What kind of impact does music have on how your participants learn and engage? A bigger one that you might think.
In fact, when our clients have dry (but crucial) information to get across, when they want to recognize their participants or employees for their achievements, or when they want to create an impactful, experiential moment - music is the tool we turn to. And it’s proven by science - Read More
My session “The Power of Play,” explores how play is a super power that turbocharges both our brains and our bodies. One of the easiest ways to be 100% present, mindful, and engaged is simply to start incorporating play into your life. It sounds ridiculous because playing is…playing. It’s not like “Gah, the doctor says I’ve got to play more. Crap!” (sadly, some people will think exactly that…which is a pity). Read More