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Three Team Outing Ideas in Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Three Team Outing Ideas in the Arena District You’ve planned the perfect meeting and now it’s time to plan a memorable team outing for after the meeting. We are very lucky that our space is in the heart of the…

Why Structured Play is the New Way to Team Build

Structured Play Benefits

The last stretch of summer is when teams shake things up with a company outing. And while we love baseball games, zoo trips, or even just lounging on a restaurant patio, these offsites¬†don’t necessarily accomplish effective employee bonding. So how…

Four Ways to Encourage Cross-Departmental Collaboration

crossfucntional collaboration

Cross-organizational collaboration is a large portion of the meetings we see at sparkspace. Sales & Marketing, Marketing & Finance, Finance and IT. We especially see these type of meetings with Columbus’s many fashion retail home offices like Abercrombie and Fitch,…

The Best Team Bonding Experiences for Every Budget

The purpose behind planning any type of team experience is to provide the opportunity to share ideas, experience new things, and bond with the people you work with. This team experience doesn’t have to require extra dollars, either. Below, I’ve…

Three Reasons Why Team Building Doesn’t Work

I don’t believe in traditional team building anymore. Why? Because it doesn’t work. I know this because I used to facilitate a ton of it. Traditional “team building” involves games and activities designed to (supposedly) help teams learn a concept…

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