Corporate Events: Learning from Team Building and Epic Event Failures

The recent "fail" at one of Tony Robbins' events in which 21 people suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns during firewalking is an important reminder. It doesn't happen often but, if your company organizes team building retreats of corporate events for long enough, sooner or later, you may encounter an embarrassing moment or an event failure of epic proportions.... when something goes horribly and visibly wrong. Fortunately, most failures don't involve permanent damage - just bruised egos. No team building session or corporate event is immune from being derailed by unforeseen circumstances. In fact, there can be setbacks during all types of events ranging from conferences and business meetings to weddings and galas. The key is to be prepared and react appropriately if something goes wrong.