With the 2016 Summer Olympics just around the corner, we wanted to expand the friendly competition to the workplace as well by officially kicking off CareerBuilder’s 2016 Office Summer Games.
And we want you and your entire team to join in!
Channel your inner Michael Phelps and go for the gold in our 2016 Office Summer Games contest — today and throughout the Olympic season. McKayla Maroney may not be impressed… but your co-workers sure will be. The best part is, in addition to bragging rights, you can also win actual prizes.
Here are 3 easy steps to enter:
Step 1: Pick one or all of the following challenges and invite your team or co-workers to compete.
Step 2: Share your pictures with us on Instagram – you have to use the hashtag #OfficeOlympics and tag @CareerBuilder in your photos to be eligible to win.
Step 3: There will be a daily chance to win and the lucky winners will walk away with official Olympics merchandise including t-shirts, track jackets and more.
What are you waiting for? With a little practice, you’ll be ready for the games…
The Caffeine Dash
Who doesn’t need coffee on a Monday morning (or really any morning), amirite? In this event, you and your co-workers will pull a Usain Bolt and test your speed to the finish line by making a 100-meter dash to your break room to fix a cup of coffee and run over to the boss’s desk to drop it off — all while trying not to spill the hot coffee all over yourself.
The ID Card Toss
We’re bringing the simple fun of a good ol’ game of Cornhole to the office. Take aim at your competitors — and the target — and use your building IDs as the beanbags. This is one game that never gets old.
Summer Office Games just wouldn’t be the same without a friendly game of archery. All you need for this contest is a set of sturdy rubber bands that will serve as arrows and a board or screen to use as the target. You can set the rules amongst yourselves — but no cheating!
The Corporate Climb
In this event, instead of climbing up the corporate ladder, you and your co-workers will channel your inner Michael Phelps for speed and stamina and arrange for a race up a flight of stairs in your office building. Not only will you be better prepared for a fire drill in the future, but you will also have the sweet taste of victory when you beat your co-workers to the top. If you don’t win, you’ll just be out of luck and out of breath.
The Desk Chair Sprint
Think of this as an obstacle course for teams of two to race. One member of each team will push his or her teammate through the course on a rolling desk chair. (If you’re lucky, you’ve probably already had some practice in this area from a slow day at the office.) No Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan rivalries here — just some friendly competition!
The Summer Games 2016 Awards Ceremony
Finally, the winners and runners-up can be crowned and awarded “medals” in a lunchtime awards ceremony. Even better, try to get lunch expensed as a thank you to everyone who participated!
Host your own Summer Games in your office! Share your #OfficeOlympics pics with us on Instagram for your chance to win fun swag and prizes! Be sure to use the hashtag #OfficeOlympics and tag @CareerBuilder in your photos to be eligible to win. Please read the terms and conditions here.