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10 Team Building Activities for the Top Management Team

28 Sep 2015

It is well known that the management team of the company has an essential role in the synergy of each department, implicitly of the entire company. If it encounters problems at the level of understanding and communication, they fall on the entire organization.

That is why it is recommended that periodically the Top Management team go through a series of team building activities with clear objectives on the desired topics.

Here is a list of unique team building activities suitable for the Top Management team:


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Your team becomes an elite military group. Live the military experience with one and one missions: morning roll-call, preparing lunch, finding bombs and defusing them.

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The elegance of a game of golf can be translated very well into excellent lessons in leadership and communication, especially when it comes to a small group.


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Special moments and unique experiences given by your team that forms an orchestra. Only stringed instruments and a team willing to perform in just two hours.


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An indescribable energy that lives a unique experience at sea. Your team, a large yacht and a trainer with national vice-champion status.


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112, Crime Solvers International! Your team turns into detectives ready to solve the mystery of a crime with the help of several details: the 112 call, interviews with suspects, images from the crime scene or autopsy reports.


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Explosion of energy and a city explored in a digital way! Treasure hunt with funky missions and many creative pictures! 😀


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Your team put on the alchemist’s robe and enters the Universum labs to prepare the essence of a great team!


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Accepta provocarea unei experiente de supravietuire in salbatacie! Cu ajutorul unui trainer experimentat echipa va invata sa gaseasca resursele pentru a putea supravietui.


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O cursa intre caluti balansoar iar pariurile pe acestia sunt un mod fantastic de a strange bani pentru caritate. La sfarsitul fiecarui eveniment, calutii cei mai populari vor fi vanduti celui care care liciteaza cel mai mult.


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Exploreaza traditia si arta eleganta a bautului de whisky. Este o activitate potrivita serilor continuandu-se cu o petrecere tematica.

Daca iti doresti sa organizezi un team building pentru echipa de Top Management, UNIVERSUM iti sta la dispozitie cu solutii creative pentru obiectivele tale →

Team Building: 11 CSR Activities for your Company

27 May 2015

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In recent years, social responsibility has become a trend in the corporate events industry. More and more companies have adopted this trend through different methods: cross-country races, charity balls or event sponsorships.
In addition to the impact they have on society, CSR events also bring benefits to the company a>: brand differentiators, innovation or employee engagement. For an accurate implementation of internal CSR campaigns, we come with a selection of 11 teambuilding activities with a CSR twist:

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1. Big Picture
It is a creative activity that brings to the fore cooperation, communication and interaction between team members through their involvement in the process of painting a large-scale artistic masterpiece. Most of the times the painting was auctioned and the collected money was donated to a community.

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2. Flat Out: Formula 1
A super activity where your team becomes a Formula 1 crew. Communication skills, inventiveness and teamwork come into play in Flat Out: Formula 1. Teams have to design models of Formula 1 cars and then build them to scale close to the real one. At the end of the day, all the teams will start the Formula 1 race to test their cars. The CSR twist is diverse, from donating equipment to some schools to involving children in creating cars or winning and donating bets.
This activity can be rented for Flat Out: Chariot Challenge< /a>, Flat Out: Afloat, < a href="">Flat Out: Rickshaw Rally, Flat Out: Pyramids or Flat Out: A bus

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3. Horses for Causes
A race between rocking horses and betting on them is a fantastic way to raise money for charity. At the end of each event, the most popular horses will be sold to the highest bidder.

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4. Making the News
The simulation of a newspaper editorial offers both the fun and the incredible energy of a group of participants who are about to write the latest news from “tomorrow’s” newspaper. This offers the possibility that strategies and communication related to CSR are exposed to the entire group of participants.

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5. Toy Factory & Bike Challenge
Both activities target disadvantaged children from certain communities. Participants will create either toys or bicycles for them. Each team will receive a series of puzzles to solve, codes to decipher and secrets to be discovered in order to obtain the necessary elements to build the bike or the toy.

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6. Haute Couture
Impress the international fashion scene with an impressive corporate collection! Give free rein to your imagination and create designs that will create a sensation on the catwalk. Participants will be equipped with the necessary tools to create a memorable frenzy. The CSR twist consists in using recyclable materials and donating money to certain communities.

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7. Kings of Pastry
An activity suitable for sales teams, suitable for anyone who comes into contact with the company’s external stakeholders. It is meant to stimulate communication skills, team coordination and negotiation by challenging the participants to think, produce and sell pastry products to the local community. Everything happens against the clock, and the teams are also in direct competition. The money collected until the end of the program is later donated to a noble cause, chosen by the participants.

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8. Tree-Mend-Us
It is a CSR activity that challenges its participants to enjoy an Eco Treasure Hunt. Armed with shovels, seedlings for green spaces (gardens, parks), brochures with clues and a GPS device, the team sets off on an eco race. Success is celebrated by planting trees in specially designed areas.

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9. Creative Juices
Everyone knows that the best smoothies are made from fresh fruit. Creative Juices is a business simulation that challenges the relationship and communication skills of the participants, but at the same time puts them in the context of fun and adds a dose of energy to any event. The first part of the simulation brings to the fore complex distribution problems. It can be adapted to how the carbon footprint can be reduced.

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10. Orchestrated
Electrifying effect provided by your team! In half an hour she learns to play a musical instrument “Carmina Burana”. The CSR twist can be given by the fact that the entire activity can be included in a charity concert.

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11. Street Beat
The teams are challenged to create a colorful street carnival in just 90 minutes. Working in teams, the participants will explore the art of music through instruments made from recycled materials: cups, pipes or anything else. Street Beat conveys a strong message of sustainability, practically demonstrating how impactful things can be created with limited resources.
These activities are based on creativity and the CSR twist and the energy created around them offer the possibility that the impact can be seen immediately.

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5 Benefits of CSR in Organizations

15 Apr 2015

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Social responsibility brings benefits both for the company and for the society in which it operates. Organizations have started to look at these CSR activities beyond the barriers and take the internal processes to areas beneficial to the organizations.

Besides a stronger reputation, high employee retention rate, their motivation, a very good relationship with public organizations, CSR brings the following 5 impactful benefits for organizations:

The culture of innovation in companies is a debated topic, but innovation in the context of social responsibility brings a huge benefit to both organizations and society. For example, the Unilever company using the “lens of sustainability” (lens of sustainability) as described by Geoff McDonald – Unilever Global VP for HR, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, managed to innovate new products: a hair conditioner that uses less the water.

The non-involvement of employees within the company is a very big disadvantage. The Sara Lee Company created cross-functional work teams globally to create a strategy for sustainability, and the Solo Cup Company created a “Sustainability Action Network” to guide employees to get involved in community CSR activities.

The best example for this benefit is the Walmart company which created an advertising campaign with the role of raising awareness about the environment and people’s choices in terms of purchased products. The message being sent is a positive one, the communication between the client and the organization is much easier.

The first step in getting involved in sustainability is the simple mindset of cost reduction. Whether we are talking about the reduced use of packaging or energy, these collective cost cuts bring highly visible results.

If in the past CSR was a simple method to differentiate yourself as a brand, now things have become more complicated. For example, the Coca Cola vs. Pepsi is one of the longest rivalries, they want to get the biggest market share. Both Coca Cola and Pepsi adopt similar but at the same time different CSR strategies: both companies have strategies for reduced water use or use sustainable packaging.

Indeed, the effort put into a CSR activity is great and the results are seen in the long term, but it certainly directs the economy to a favorable area.

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