Map the City Challenge | Virtual Team Building | Experiential - FocusU

Map the City Challenge

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Imagine you are in a new city.

A city filled with sights and sounds, museums and monuments, heritage and modernity. This could be just any of the modern cities around the world. The task for you and your small band of colleagues is clear and crystal: identify a set of different spots across the city and decipher the clues that will help you unravel the not so hidden mysteries there!

And hey, there is one other small detail – you will be sitting miles away. Perhaps in another city or another continent, in front of your computer. And so will each of your other team mates!

This is a competitive activity where you will be racing against time and your colleagues working in other smaller groups. The activity is interspersed with smaller time bound challenges and bonus opportunities that keeps participants literally at the edge of their seats!

Like in all races in life, the smartest and the fastest team, which notches up the most number of points will win!

Map the City – is a fast paced activity that gets virtual teams engaged like few other activities do. The chat rooms start buzzing and virtual team members often have to figure out a way to moderate the flood of ideas and thoughts that different team members bring to the table. Time generally flies in this activity and participants are often left wondering about where all the time disappeared!

The activity can be run purely as an engagement activity or as an activity with a purposeful debrief at the end. When debriefed, the activity is brought to a close with participants sharing their different thoughts, experiences and insights from the activity and connecting the experience back to their different workplace situations. As a finale, we unveil the top 3 teams – to loud cheers from one and all.

A few key parameters: 

1.5 – 2 hours

Time Limit

Virtual (any platform)

Where this can be run

Upto 100

Total Group sizes

8 – 15 People

Team sizes

Debrief can be customised


Is this workshop right for my team?
Engaging virtual teams in an intellectually stimulating activity that grabs their complete attention and keeps the excitement level going all through the activity, is not an easy task. The Map my city challenge achieves these objectives seamlessly.
The activity brings forth different themes that can be debriefed and discussed at the end of the activity. A few of these being: handling ambiguity, situational leadership, observation skills, problem solving, team work, planning and execution.
If you are looking for a fast paced activity, that challenges your team optimally and lends itself to meaningful discussions on the above themes, FocusU invites you to The Map my City Challenge!

Contact Us today – we will be glad to meet up and discuss the possibilities for your team!


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    Insight from our blog: 

    “Thank you for the great experience yesterday. Overall, I would give a rating of 9/10 and would also recommend FocusU to everyone I meet. Some qualitative feedback received from others: - The program was very nice - Didn’t know how the 2 hours went by - It took our mind off work – created an #escapemoment that all of us need - The FocusU team was very enterprising, with high passion and energy levels - The application of zoom in and zoom out done at the end was sharp and very relevant Thank you once again for organizing this so smoothly and helping us boost the team morale, have fun and drive engagement further. Look forward to more such sessions in the future."
    Ajay Simha
    Marketing Manager, Beiersdorf Nivea