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The Pits

by | 6th, August 2004

‘WE all know about ridiculous corporate team-building exercises in the Brecon Beacons, but top German mangers are being sent off with buckets and spades to the country’s first ‘Sandpit Academy’.

Organisers of the course at the Holiday Inn hotel near Dusseldorf airport say being in the sandpit will teach the managers to communicate with each other as they build sandcastles together.

In preparation for the courses, up to 80 tons of sand have been dredged up from the bed of the Maas River and dumped in the interior courtyard of the hotel, and companies from all over Germany can now send their high-paid managers to practise, er, building sandcastles.

Oh, and of course to enhance their solution-oriented communications skills, team spirit and creativity.’

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