Our European colleagues take on the Total Wipeout challenge
Summer is finally here and after six months of hard work our European colleagues are ready to enjoy our seasonal social team-building event!
Each year, at the end of the second quarter, a summer event is organised for our regional teams as a reward for the they've accomplishments made during the first quarter. From bowling to quad biking, rafting to golf, our teams have done it all!
This summer, our teams in The Netherlands (NL) and Germany from Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Düsseldorf put on their life jackets and safety helmets and headed to Zoelen, NL to face the famously challenging Total Wipeout obstacle courses - as seen on TV.
Our colleagues were put into three teams in order to compete against each other on several obstacle courses on both land and water. The teams were put under pressure as they had only twenty minutes to complete each course in the fastest time and highest score possible.
They took on the following courses from the popular TV game show:
The Blob – flying high!
Regarded as the most “spectacular” part of Total Wipeout, this obstacle had (some of) our colleagues jumping for joy! They had the option of diving off a lower or higher level inflatable spring which launched them into the water. The teams were advised to use the technique of flying to ensure a perfect landing.
Big red balls – Painfully funny
For this round, the teams had to bounce from giant inflatable ball to ball as quickly as they could. As they tried to keep steady on their feet they wobbled like Bambi on ice!
Sideway sweeper – slippery, wet and scary
Our colleagues agreed that the Sideway sweeper was the most difficult of all obstacles. The teams had to avoid the sweepers as they tried to jump from each podium and sprint towards the end of the course.
Afterwards, the teams tucked into BBQ food and a few drinks on a nearby lake to relax after an action-packed day that tested them mentally and physically.
“This is by far the best summer event that I’ve been on during my time at Michael Bailey Associates. The obstacle courses pushed everyone out of their comfort zone. We had to think logically about how we would use our physical strengths – something that isn’t necessary needed to succeed in the workplace”, said an Account Manager from Amsterdam.
“I have never done anything like this before. It was a lot of fun but incredibly scary at the same time. This was my first summer event and I have to say that it really helped me to bond with my European colleagues”, Resourcer, Düsseldorf.