Month: July 2015

June Team Building Event – Oscar Winning Charade Performances

The highly anticipated team building event for the wonderful month of June is here. The cloud team was in charge, and if you know the cloud team, you know never to let them plan anything. Their plans are usually so extravagant, and over budget, they are always asked to scale back.

Earlier in the day, the cloud team had to split up duties in order to purchase food/snacks/cakes to bribe employees to stay for the awesome event. Half of the cloud team went to downtown Palo Alto to purchase delicious cakes from Paris Baguette (for our monthly birthday celebration). Being that the month of June had only 2 birthdays, the interesting thing was that both members were from the Cloud Team. Due to this fact, they decided to celebrate with the best cakes they could find.  The other half of the team went to the famed Costco. Before purchasing snacks, they decided to feed their bellies with Costco’s delicious Polish Sausage, and free aisle samplers. After the team was happy, they went on to purchase fruits, drinks, and other yummy treats.

Finally, the clock reached 4pm.  The event was about to start. After hearing many complaints about employees being afraid of the summer heat, the cloud team decided to hold the first annual Suning R&D relay race, at the local track, in 90 degree weather. The team wanted everyone to get accustomed to the summer heat. Just kidding! The look on everyone’s face was priceless when the team jokingly mentioned that.

After the team noticed people trying to sneak out and go home, the team had to stop everyone in their tracks.  The snacks and treats the team purchased earlier helped tremendously. The team went on to reveal the real event. The competition/event that the team decided on was based on the game Charades. At first, everyone was a bit confused and hesitant because they had to reveal their acting game. After the rules were presented and then demonstrated by one of the team members, the cloud team broke the employees into 5 different teams.

As the teams tried to gather points by using their best acting and hollywood skills, the cloud teams world renowned photographer captured some the action as presented below:

Team Event

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Time was up. After 30 minutes of intense acting, the cloud team had to come up with 2 finalists for the final round. The last round was made more interesting because the cloud team asked all the participants to come up with their own words and phrases. Previously, the 1st round consisted of words/phrases that were made up by the Cloud team.

After tallying all the points, only 2 remained.

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The were now ready for the final battle. After going back and forth, with the crowd cheering, we had our winners.

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Congrats to the winner. They scored gift certificates to Amazon for large sums of money (30 dollars).  With this comes the conclusion of another great team event. Everyone had a great time, and the team is ready for next months event. Adios friends!