The 1st Floor Challenge Frequently Asked Questions Page

The 1st Floor Challenge Frequently Asked Questions Page

Recently, we asked our readers to share their questions with us. As a result, we created The 1st Floor Challenge FAQs page with the most common questions, keeping the focus not in the things that we want to say but in things they want answers for.

We want to thank all those who participated in the construction of this page. FAQ section was created with care, and we want to keep this communication channel simple and useful.

Take a look of the result:

The FAQ page is a valuable part of our website.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

You can tweet them to @1floorchallenge with the hashtag #T1FC for a quick answer. Post a comment on our The 1stFloor Challenge Facebook page, or email them to, we’ll personally get back to you as quickly as we can.

Happy International Project Management Day!

T1FC - Happy International Project Management Day!

On November, 4 2004, Frank P. Saladis founded The international Project Management Day (IPM day). The intention of this day, says Frank Saladis is: to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.

IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November, and this year we decided to celebrate it by giving a special gift to the team who is in the 1st position of “The 1st Floor Challenge” workshop. We prepared this postcards and sent them to commemorate.

Celebrate this wonderful day by submitting one of your successful projects.

Happy IPM’s Day!
The Emeteclass & The 1st Floor Challenge Team

Take Part Of Our Growth! You Ask, We Answer!

T1FC-Take Part Of Our Growth! You Ask, We Answer!

We are excited for the upcoming new year opportunities and growth.

As we bethink on a this year work, we are preparing our website to better communicate with all of you. We are thinking to create a place where readers find handy information about their needs.

The challenge is to create a FAQ page that readers will find useful.

In order to find out what questions our readers are “really” asking, we want to encourage everyone to participate in the construction of T1FC´s FAQs in an open way.

How to do it?

  • Send your questions to You can write it in your native language.
  • The T1FC team selects the top 10 questions, and prepare an answer.
  • We verify the answer accuracy in order to ensure the answer addresses the question accurately.
  • We create a FAQ page in T1FC website.

And now is our time to ask you some questions.

Do you think it is important to create opportunities for readers to add topics, add questions or rate an answers?

We are thankful for your contributions to our perspectives on learning. We appreciate if you share “You Ask, We Answer!” initiative with your friends. We our excited to answer all your questions!

You’re Not Hired to Lecture. You’re Hired to Facilitate Learning Through Storytelling

Emeteclass - You're not hired to lecture. You're hired to facilitate learning through storytelling

Why storytelling? Storytelling is part of the learning process. When teaching, we add memorable stories that the group will remember, in order for them to learn through other people’s experiences. Storytelling makes people understand through emotion.

Storytelling is memorable and uplifting, even when we are talking to ourselves.

“Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” – Brené Brown

What about you?

When you participate in a workshop, course or seminar do you expect a storytelling event?
What percentage of courses where you participated contained memorable moments and experiences in the form of stories that you will never forget?

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Mudamos o Escritório Para Helsínquia Durante Cinco Dias

Emeteclass em Helsínquia

No ano passado fizemos a experiência de mudar o escritório para o Algarve durante dois dias, foi uma experiência fantástica! Este ano decidimos repetir, e aumentar o nosso desafio, mudamos o escritório para Helsínquia durante cinco dias.

Helsínquia é uma linda cidade, situa-se no sul da Finlândia, ao pé do mar báltico e conta na sua área metropolitana com 1.4 milhões de habitantes e 3,697 km².

O desafio
Mudar o escritório, sem criar impacto negativo no serviço ao cliente já é um grande desafio. Este ano decidimos aumentar o nível de complexidade e adicionamos 2 elementos novos:

  • aumentar o período de tempo de 2 dias para 5 dias, e
  • realizar o desafio numa cidade com diferença de horário.

Isto fez de Helsínquia uma excelente escolha, uma cidade nórdica com +2 horas de diferença em relação ao nosso horário habitual de trabalho, cinco dias fora …. tudo isto tornou o nosso desafio mais interessante.

Emeteclass em Helsínquia

O escritório
Alugamos um apartamento, com acesso a Internet, na área metropolitana, perto da estação de comboio. O facto de estarmos perto da estação permitiu não só dedicar tempo para trabalhar, senão também dedicar tempo para descobrir a cidade, ir a museus e conhecer a praia.

Qual seria a quantidade de dias ideal para mudar o escritório?
Este ano decidimos criar um survey interno e questionar sobre qual seria a quantidade de dias que consideram ideal para esta iniciativa. Estes foram os resultados:

Emeteclass em Helsínquia

5 dias 20%
15 dias 80%
1 mês 0%

Estes foram alguns dos comentários:
“uma semana quase não da para nada, só da para começar a nos adaptar ao novo local, duas semanas seria ótimo.”
“É uma experiência mais intensa se for por mais tempo”

Por que criamos este desafio?
Mudar o escritório para um sitio diferente ao habitual é uma excelente atividade de team building. Neste curto espaço de tempo conseguimos ser bastante produtivos e ter excelentes ideias.

E a seguir?
Fica aberta a escolha para o próximo destino, os requisitos são: ser um lugar seguro, ter ligação à internet e bons lugares para comer.