Scrounging for Teamwork

Steve Connelly, president of Ingalls Advertising in Boston, last week charged 20 account service staffers with an unusual team-building mission.
The employees were split into small groups and given three hours to retrieve a selection of offbeat items, many of which were related to the ad industry.
Items in the hunt included: a lock of hair from Woody Kay of Pagano Schenck & Kay; stationery from the desks of Arnold Communications chairman Ed Eskandarian and Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos chief executive Jack Connors; a copy of The Simple Art of Greatness penned by Mullen chief executive Jim Mullen; and a note from Pete Favat of Houston Herstek Favat that reads, “I did my best work at Ingalls.”
Items not directly related to the ad industry included dirt from Fenway Park and a live fish from Boston Harbor.
Members of the winning team-Rosemarie Mulroy, Victoria Speyer, Scott Sneath, Kathryn Higgins, Jeanne Crane, Diane Proctor, Heather Odom and Mary Beth Hubert-won $500.
No one was lucky enough to return with Kay’s hair, however. -David Gianatasio