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 la Oficina para Helsinki Durante Cinco Días

Emeteclass en Helsinki

El año pasado tuvimos la experiencia de mudar la oficina para el Algarve durante dos días, fue fantástico! Este año decidimos repetir y aumentar nuestro reto, mudamos la oficina para Helsinki durante cinco días.

Helsinki es una linda ciudad, situada en el sur de Finlandia, al pie del mar báltico y cuenta en su área metropolitana con 1.4 millones de habitantes y 3,697 km².

O desafio
Mudar la oficina, sin crear impacto negativo en el servicio al cliente ya, de por sí, es un gran reto. Este año decidimos aumentar el nivel de complejidad y adicionamos 2 elementos nuevos:

  • aumentar el periodo de tiempo de 2 para 5 días, y
  • trasladarnos a una ciudad con diferencia horaria.

Esto hizo de Helsinki una excelente alternativa, una ciudad nórdica con +2 horas de diferencia en relación a nuestro horario normal de trabajo, cinco días fuera …. todo esto volvió nuestro reto mas interesante.

Emeteclass en Helsinki

La oficina
Alquilamos un apartamento, con acceso a Internet, en el área metropolitana, cerca de la estación de tren. El hecho de estar cerca de la estación permitió no solo dedicar tiempo a trabajar, sino también dedicar tiempo para descubrir la ciudad, ir a museos e conocer la playa.

¿Cual seria la cantidad ideal de días para mudar la oficina?
Este año decidimos crear un survey interno y preguntar a nuestra gente sobre cual seria la cantidad de días que consideran ideal para esta iniciativa. Estos fueron los resultados:

Emeteclass en Helsinki

5 días 20%
15 días 80%
1 mes 0%

Estos fueron algunos de los comentarios:
“una semana casi no llega para nada, solo sirve para comenzar a adaptarnos al nuevo sitio, dos semanas seria lo ideal.”
“Es una experiencia mas intensa si la hacemos por mas tiempo”

¿Porqué creamos este reto?
Mudar la oficina para un sitio diferente del normal es una excelente actividad de team building. En este corto espacio de tiempo conseguimos ser bastantes productivos e tener excelentes ideas.

¿Y ahora qué?
Está abierta la elección del próximo destino, los requisitos son: ser un lugar seguro, tener conexión a Internet y buenos sitios para comer.