December 05, 2006
We just hosted our regional teammates two weeks ago for a teambuilding experience that they will never forget. Last September, I already treated my team to a City Kart racing session and that is why we know that it would be a memorable event. We decided to do it again for 42 people coming from ASEAN, Australasia and India. I personally had fun because the racing format was 90 minutes of non-stop endurance race.
We divided the team into 8 groups of 5 and we let them decide their strategy on how to change racers to complete the entire 90mins race. The only requirement is that each team member should race for 6 minutes at a minimum. The team who completed the most laps wins the race! Before the actual endurance race, we conducted a race leveling where we let every one have their test run for 6 minutes. Their lap times will be the basis for creating the group and we want to make sure that each group has a mix of fast and slow racers. After the leveling, the teams chose the main racer who would run the qualifying round to decide the pole positions at the start of the endurance race.
It was really fun. I actually got sick after this race because I was drenched with sweat in my suit and I did not change my shirt.. We started at 6pm and ended the race at 11pm. Overall, we spend about P150k for the entire teambuilding session for 42 members of our regional team. After this, it would be difficult to think about the team building for next year since the expectation was to top this one. If you have any bright ideas, let me know. Thanks to Jeff and the City Kart Team!!
Here is a glimpse of the endurance race team building we had two weeks ago.
City Kart Racing, First Indoor Go Kart in the Philippines!
Each team was seriously planning their strategy. Would they go for their fastest driver first or the slow one? What would be the changing drivers strategy and so on... Every one was serious and very competitive.
This was the top view of the pit stop. Initially, the monitor screens provided perspective on who was winning the race. A couple of minutes before the race, the monitors were shut off to give a surprise ending to the race.
Congratulations to the winners! The team who won the race was the team who have the most balanced drivers during the leveling race. The team started from the middle of the pack and race their way to the top.