Team Offsite Sumo: Golf Outing vs 48 Innovate

This series of posts compares common team building offsite activities to our 48 Innovate experience. 

 There are usually 2 goals when companies do team offsites:
  1. To build a stronger bond among teammates in order to be more productive and successful
  2. To share information and collaborate toward some plan or outcome with maybe the side benefits of the listed above number one goal – team spirit

We would put our 48 Innovate experience up against any team offsite exercise in order to accomplish both of the goals above and offer measurable results too.

Golf vs 48 Innovate


Golf Outing

Goal: Build team spirit, let loose a little and relax

Time: 1 day – 8 to 10 hours

Outcome: A fun time, personal connections and a hefty bar tab 😉


48 Innovate

Goal: Build an actionable plan to solve a key organizational challenge, infuse entrepreneurial mindset and practices, build team bonds and confidence, actively engage employees in impacting the business, and have a little fun too.

Time: 2 days – 48 hours

Outcome: 30-40 flash ideas and 5-7 business cases to solve a REAL department challenge, empowered employees with new knowledge of lean startup methodologies, stronger functional team bonds and a fun, high energy experience that offers bottom-line impacting results.

You decide the winner…


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K. Melissa Kennedy

Chief Innovation Officer, Founder, Intrapreneur. Entrepreneur. Enthusiastic leader and speaker. Teller of truths at 48 Innovate
I spent many years working for and building successful companies. I parlayed that experience into a unique process for harnessing hidden assets inside organizations and turning them into big-idea-generating, $1-billion-revenue-producing resources. (Spoiler alert: it’s the people.) I'm an internationally acclaimed expert, happy to share the not-so-secrets that have led to impressive outcomes for Fortune 100 corporations, major educational institutions, start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Working with companies like Cisco, Lancope, Arby's, Capitol Broadcasting Company New Media - WRAL, PRSONAS, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, REVO Communications, Erno Group, Focus Carolina, Madan Global, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, INZONE Brands, Albright Digital, Spring Metrics and NC State Kenan Fellows.

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