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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We Moved Our Office For Five Days to Helsinki

Emeteclass in Helsinki


Last year we had the experience to move the office to the Algarve for two days, it was a fantastic experience! This year we decided to repeat, and increase our challenge, we moved the office to Helsinki for five days.

Helsinki is a beautiful city, it’s located in southern Finland, near the Baltic Sea and has 1.4 million of people and 3,697 km² in its metropolitan area.

The challenge
Changing the office without impacting customer service is a big challenge. This year we decided to increase the level of complexity and added two new elements:

  • increasing the time period of 2 days to 5 days, and
  • moving to a city with a different timezone.

This made Helsinki an excellent choice: five days in a Nordic city with +2 hours of our usual schedule of work made our challenge most interesting.

Emeteclass in Helsinki

The office
We rented an apartment with Internet access in the metropolitan area, near the train station. The fact that we were near the train station allowed us not only to dedicate time to work, but also to take time to discover the city, go to museums, and visit the beach.

What would be the ideal number of days to move the office?
This year we created an internal survey to know what would be the amount of days our people consider ideal for this initiative. These were the results:

Emeteclass em Helsínquia

5 days 20%
15 days 80%
1 month 0%

This was some of the feedback:
“One week it’s not enough, you’re only beginning to adapt to the new location. Two weeks would be great.”
“It’s a more intense experience if it takes longer”

Why did we create this challenge?
Moving the office to a different place different from the usual is a great team building activity. In this short amount of time we can be quite productive and have excellent ideas.

What’s next?
The choice for the next destination is still open for discussion. The requirements are: to be a safe destination, to have internet connection, and good places to eat.

What are your suggestions?