December 29, 2014

Team Building: Minute To Win It

By Justin H.

How many marshmallows do you think you could throw through a Christmas wreath and into a bucket? How do you think you would do if given 60 seconds to build and deconstruct a tower of 36 cups? Could you pick up a bag two inches off the ground using only your teeth? It turns out that many of the employees at eGumball can.

In the week leading up to Christmas, our employees at eGumball Inc. were all divided into teams and pitted against each other in our very own “Minute To Win It” contest. Each team was also allowed to come up with a unique team name. The tournament was all orchestrated and hosted by one of our collections assistants, who donned a particularly snazzy suit for the events.

Teams took quick breaks throughout their busy workdays to participate in many games throughout the week, such as the Breakfast Scramble, which requires the contestant to reassemble a cereal box puzzle in 60 seconds. Employees’ patience and steady hands were put to the test in many other deceptively difficult games. The activities ranged from building soda cans into a tower, to throwing cards like ninja stars into watermelons, and even stacking dice on a popsicle stick held in the player’s mouth.

Team building activities are a great way to build camaraderie around the office. They can break up the often monotonous flow of the workday, and in turn make employees more upbeat and productive. We can’t wait for our next contest, and congratulations to our winners, Victorious Secret!

Have you ever done any team building games or activities like this at your place of employment? Let us know in the comment section!


  1. Team Building and initiative tasks are stimulating problem-solving tasks designed to help group members develop their capacity to work effectively together. Many fun team building activities for work are like kids games, others are novel, complex tasks.

    1. Very true! You can never go wrong with team building activities. Which do you think is more effective, kids games or complex tasks?

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