It's no mystery that one goal of any meeting is to get people talking to one another. So why not get the ball rolling with a good, old-fashioned murder?
OK, not a real murder — a murder mystery that serves as entertainment and a networking orevent.
A number of companies provide professional actors and a bone-chilling plot. Some offer different degrees of audience participation.
Murder by Design, an Australian company (www.murderbydesign.com.au), provides a team-bonding level that involves the group. Take a step up, and the plot includes exercises that develop team spirit and strengthen communication skills and small group dynamics. If you want to really get people embroiled in the mystery, have them take part as a character.