“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
That’s all well and good for the mail carriers.* Most of us are a bit more sensitive to weather conditions—especially when it comes to activities that are supposed to be fun, like team-building events. Who wants to get to know their coworkers better in the midst of a sudden spring downpour?
Don’t sweat it. A smart team-building company (like, say, Watson Adventures) always has a backup plan. We can move your scavenger hunt inside on 48 hours’ notice if the weather looks dicey.
Here are three ways we’ve helped our clients outsmart Mother Nature:
1. When the weather forecast looked wet, many of our clients—including Kraft Foods, Google and Disney—have moved inside to a museum or a unique venue.
Roaming the halls and galleries of a world-class museum or one of our unique indoor partner venues made everyone forget about the weather outside.
2. A major consulting company was planning a company-wide midtown Manhattan outing for 500 employees. When the clouds gathered, we switched their event to our successful indoor Trivia Slam game.
3. When MasterCard was planning a team building activity at their retreat at a resort, they asked us to create a scavenger hunt that could be done both inside and outside. We did—and it included unique photo challenges outside and fun music challenges inside.
Fear not, company outing planners. When it comes to weatherproofing, Watson Adventures has you covered (in many cases, quite literally). Our staff is famous for its can-do spirit. We haven’t encountered a situation yet that we couldn’t, um, weather.
*Contrary to popular belief, this oft-quoted line from Herodotus is not the official motto of the U.S. Postal Service—just an inscription on the façade of the General Post Office in New York City at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street. And the kind of thing you might discover on a Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt.