Can Killing Your Boss Increase Morale?

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Tear down the cubicle walls, create the “brainstorming area,” roll out the mini golf and throw in a murder mystery at the next holiday party, company event or corporate team building meeting. This is the recipe for achieving a thoughtfully collaborative, creative and new age business model.

You want your employees to walk away from an event feeling that the thoughtfulness put into the event was equal to the time and talents they give to the company.

Professional event companies such as Murder Mystery Maniacs are experts at helping businesses create corporate events focused on organizational team and moral building. Their focus is to work with your organization to scope the theme and enhance current needs and objectives.

From the classroom to the board room, collaboration is the new “black” and socialization is the new “pink.” For a company to stay competitive, keeping employees engaged is the key to creating effective teams that will produce edgy and competitive results. If a good balance of performance expectations and encouragement are established, employees will work hard and remain loyal. Organizations need to continuously improve and increase employee performance through the use of creative and collaborative teams. Mystery themed team building allows colleagues to socialize with a purpose, and then analyze the interaction to identify sales tactics, personality types, problem solving, responsibility delegation, particular skill focusing, or simply to learn more about each other. And killing off the boss during a murder mystery or who-dun-it is only one way to spice up the typical meeting. The unique experience and lessons learned will leave a lasting impression.. and anyone can participate.

Creating a business environment that promotes interaction and communication is essential… and if there was only a handbook on how to do that. Fortunately, team building activities are an American past-time that have been perfected to support today’s business objectives: flexible, fun and forward thinking.

Companies such as Microsoft, Raytheon, Cirque du Soleil, Wal-Mart, the House of Blues and other organizations have utilized the event planning expertise of Murder Mystery Maniacs to host murder mystery parties, who-dun-it detective games, masquerades, scavenger hunts and many other types of themes for their corporate events. Events include: holiday parties, employee appreciation days, manager retreats, awards/recognition events, in-office activities and just plain spicing up the board room. This special brand of themed entertainment can effectively add a unique, memorable and thrilling spin to corporate team building initiatives, as well as offer perfect entertainment for business clients of all types.

Employees appreciate thoughtful training and recognition say Murder Mystery Maniacs Founder David Wachtendonk, “You want your employees to walk away from an company event feeling that the thoughtfulness put into the event was equal to the time and talents they give to the company. The perceived value of a corporate event revives employees and their commitment to their company as well as their love of their job. The services our company provides make that a very tangible goal.”

Murder Mystery Maniacs is an industry leader in creating high value, memorable corporate teambuilding events. The Chicago-based company started in 2003 as an interactive entertainment planner for private parties. Today, the company provides entertainment for celebrities, private parties and large organizations around the US and Canada. They create murder mystery concepts that have classic themes with modern twists, while creating a warm and good-humored atmosphere. Call (877) 213-2423 or visit them at


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