Traditional team building activities…
A Step Ahead is a team-based activity challenge that keeps teams engaged for weeks, months, or year round, anywhere, any time. Our entertainment-first approach drives world-class engagement, creating a shared adventure your employees will love and bond over.
“Tell us your name and a fun fact about yourself…”
“Lace up your shoes and go on an interactive fitness adventure in the zombie wasteland. You’ll have to work together to stay ahead of the zombie horde and complete your mission. Fall behind and your teammates can be turned into zombies. Will you make it out alive or will you become zombie food?”
Whether it’s “break the ice” questions, murder mysteries over Zoom, or the classic trust fall, traditional team building activities have a fatal flaw: they’re too short to really help teams gel into a streamlined unit.
A Step Ahead is designed to be different…
Are Too Short
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is your team. Team building takes time, but most team building activities are bite sized.
Require Same Time/Same Place
Organizing an entire company to do something at one time and/or one place is often budget or logistics prohibitive, meaning only those available at a specific time or place are able to participate.
Let’s face it, the majority of traditional team building exercises are painfully lame. While breaking the ice is great, activities like sharing “fun facts” does little to actually drive team cohesion.
Engages Teams Much Longer
A standalone A Step Ahead challenge gets teams working together for weeks. An annual subscription builds your teams year round.
Allows Asynchronous Participation
Employees can participate whenever it’s convenient for them, allowing your teams distributed around the globe to play together, regardless of time or location.
Looks and Feels Like Entertainment
Players love our game, even outside the corporate environment. We have a robust consumer market presence where individuals and small groups play our game… simply because they enjoy it.
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Your employees will have a blast working together to get more active. That means a healthier, more engaged staff that works better together.
Teams go on missions in the (family friendly) post-apocalyptic wasteland. They use their real-world steps to run from an enemy mob, and their real-world exercise to do battle with enemies and overcome obastacles.
The game intelligently scales goals and obstacles to team size, meaning every team member must contribute. To thrive in the game, teams must learn to organize, coordinate, and strategize in the real-world.
One of the biggest challenges with traditional team building activities is getting everyone to be in the same place at the same time. A Step Ahead is designed such that employees can participate from anywhere and on their own schedule, making it ideal for groups with distributed or hybrid teams.
Team building takes time. It’s nearly impossible for individual personalities and team dynamics to emerge and for a team to get into a coordinated groove in just a few minutes, but that’s how long most traditional team building activities last. A Step Ahead keeps teams engaged together for weeks at a time (or year round), developing stronger bonds and helping teams gel into a cohesive unit.
Teams must work together to survive in the game, but because their progress is driven by their real-world steps and exercise, they have to engage in healthy activity to do it. That healthy activity helps transition physically inactive employees into active ones, driving your health costs down.
Our game-based approach drives incredible results. On average, 94.4% of players who start a challenge stay active and participate all the way through to completion. It’s the reason we have a successful consumer arm, where individuals purchase the same challenges companies do.
Physical health is a cornerstone of employee well-being, and incorporating regular physical activity into employees’ routines has countless benefits for both individuals and organizations. Regular exercise improves cardiovascular health, enhances mood, reduces stress, boosts energy levels, and increases focus and concentration. By integrating physical activity into the team-building process, employees experience holistic well-being, both mentally and physically.
A Step Ahead motivates employees to become more active by turning their steps and exercise into progress within the game. Whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling, or engaging in fitness classes, every activity contributes to their journey in the virtual world. By promoting physical activity, ASA helps improve overall employee well-being, leading to increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and lower insurance utilization.
A Step Ahead was designed and conceived of as a team-based game. Your employees form into teams and work together to conquer obstacles, battle enemies, reach new locations and uncover the ongoing story.
One of the standout features of A Step Ahead is its emphasis on team collaboration. By forming teams and relying on each other’s real-world steps and exercise, teammates must work together strategically to progress in the game. This collaborative aspect strengthens bonds, improves communication skills, and fosters a sense of camaraderie among team members, and A Step Ahead’s anywhere/any-time design allows collaboration for remote, distributed, and international teams.
A Step Ahead combines the thrill of gaming with the benefits of physical activity. Your employees will be immersed in a post-apocalyptic world teeming with zombies, rogue robots, alien invaders and much more. By exercising and logging their steps, they’ll move their characters through the game, overcoming obstacles, and engaging in epic battles. It’s an exciting way to make fitness fun!
Healthy competition can be a powerful motivator. In fact, a study by the University of Washington showed that individuals competing with one-another did 1.5x the output as when doing a task alone. Incredibly, they did 2x the output when on a team.
A Step Ahead uses both to motivate and engage your employees. Individuals collaborate with their teammates, and teams compete against each other. The game includes leaderboards and team rankings, fostering friendly competition among your employees, adding an extra layer of excitement to the team-building experience.
Traditional team-building activities can sometimes feel forced or disconnected from daily work life. A Step Ahead changes that by integrating team building into everyday routines that live outside the workplace. It seamlessly blends exercise, entertainment, and team collaboration, ensuring world-class levels of engagement and participation.
A Step Ahead takes team building beyond the office walls, allowing your employees to share unique and memorable experiences. As they embark on virtual fitness adventures together, battling zombies, rogue robots, and alien invaders, they forge lasting memories and inside jokes. These shared experiences act as a catalyst for building stronger connections, making the workplace a more enjoyable and supportive environment.
Every organization is unique, which is why we designed A Step Ahead to be flexible and customizable. The ASA app makes it easy for you to accomplish your specific team-building objectives.
Whether you want to focus on specific departments, cross-functional collaboration, or inter-office competitions, the A Step Ahead’s design allows you to have the experience that’s ideal for your group. Additionally, you can integrate A Step Ahead into your existing wellness programs or initiatives, maximizing the impact on employee engagement and overall organizational health.