Hunting pig`s noses in Shanghai

Written on December 10, 2008 by uwe.spangler@ie.edu in General


Gamaliel Martinez, Operations Management Professor and Managing Director of the International Executive MBA Online invites students to get to know the city through an amusing scavenger hunt

During their two-week residential period in Shanghai, students of the International Executive MBA Online Programme acquaint themselves with the city in an unusual way, which aims to help teambuilding:

Gamaliel Martínez provides them with a list of 17 items in the morning. Students have to find these places, perform a particular task and/or take pictures of the different parts of the city:

“We invite the students to complete a list of actions, or ask them to gather information prior to the dinner, on the same day. Most probably they are not going to be able to complete all the activities on the list, but what counts is the Olympic Spirit.”

Some examples of these unusual tasks are:

  • To take a picture of a flying saucer, or something that looks like one.(For instance, the top of the Hotel Radisson)
  • To take a picture of a pig’s nose.
  • To buy the strangest thing you can find (that is not alive).

After an entire day of searching for the different products, photos and experiences, students vote for the winner of the scavenger hunt. As Novel, a student of the program mentions: “It was a great day and it helped a lot to build communication in the new teams.”

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