We wrote a bunch of articles about team building in the east coast concentrating on three popular areas … New York, Washington and Philadelphia. I’d like to post some of them here to give you a chance to see them. Please enjoy!

Companies are realizing that in order to be at the top of the heap and ahead of the race, employees must share in the company’s vision and be willing to go that extra mile to make the company great. Team building activities are one of the best ways to bring out that fervor and “can-do” attitude in employees. And what better place to do this then Washington DC?

Washington, with its captivating sites and historic ambiance, makes a great venue for team building activities aimed at bringing out the best in people. Corporate team building companies in Washington design unique, out-of-the-ordinary corporate team building activities that are effective and fun at the same time. Each of the various treasure hunts and mystery games are customized for the client company to ensure that objectives are fulfilled. Participants may not feel they’re working on something serious because they’re having so much fun, but at the end of each session it is evident that there were valuable lessons learned.

One reason why the Fortune 500 companies are so successful is because they realize the value of their people and how they affect and influence the product. These companies know that in order to be the best, they have to bring out the best in their people. They also realize that corporate team building is one of the most effective ways to do this.

Team building activities are designed to help achieve objectives, and find the treasures that are hidden in each of your staff. All of us like a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. That’s why movies like the recent one located in Washington, National Treasures, the De Vinci Code, and Indiana Jones were such blockbusters at the box office. Movies like these never go out of style, because in every person there is that treasure hunter wanting to find the bounty.

It’s the same for companies: everyone wants to be the best in the market. With the advent of globalization, companies are now feeling the pressure as they race to outdo each other in uniqueness and quality. The competition is not just local; every company in the same field, including those from across the globe, is a force to be reckoned with. Your employees are your treasures. They are the ones who make the company great because of their ideas and their work. Your great product wouldn’t exist if not for somebody’s brains, and that excellent quality wouldn’t be there if not for your people’s work in making it world-class. Most employees are rough diamonds until their talents and skills are uncovered.

How do you uncover that gem and discover the talent inside – through team building activities. This is why corporate team building has become big business. Team building activities take participants out of their comfort zone – just for a while – and help them discover skills and talents they never knew they had, and enable them to build harmonious working relationships with their co-employees. It’s amazing to see how several minds working together can create a thing of uniqueness and beauty, and how the challenges participants face become bonding experiences. The great thing is, that sense of well being and achievement carries over to the workplace and helps improve productivity.

Try one of these in Washington sometime soon and see the difference it will make.