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Employee Engagement

The latest Gallup employee engagement survey reflects that globally only 20% of employees report being engaged (involved and enthusiastic) at work. It is a problem that costs the global economy $8.1 trillion.

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Participants in 2023

500+

Programs in 2023

700+

Clients so far

9.2

Average CSAT

20+

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The verdict is clear

Engaged employees perform better, experience less burnout, and stay in organizations longer.

The challenge with employee engagement activities though is to make them:

  • Purposeful – “Why are we doing this?”
  • Meaningful – “How does this relate to my work, my team?”
  • Safe – “Hope I don’t have to do something I am not comfortable with”
  • Memorable – “The impact of the intervention lingers on”

Whether it’s for busting silos, landing a message around collaboration, as stress busters, for team bonding, for knowing team members better, for landing the message about the importance of having a bigger purpose or any other team related challenge, FocusU can put together an intervention that meets all the 4 criteria above. And more.

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On each topic page, you will see icons on the right that clarify this. This is how you decode them:

  • ILT (Instructor-led Training) - ILT (Instructor-led Training)
  • VILT (Virtual Instructor-led Training) - VILT (Virtual Instructor-led Training)
  • ML (Microlearning) - ML (Microlearning)

Every single workshop is customized to the precise customer need and brief. Our client advisory team will work closely with you to understand your context and pass it on to the execution team.

You can download a program overview from each of the topic pages. Do note that while this will give you a broad structure of the workshop, our learning designers will still need to talk with you to customize the workshop to your context.

Everything that would be needed for running the workshop will be arranged by the FocusU team. The exclusions are only the arrangements needed at the venue like say a mic, AV system, screen, projector & required seating / table arrangement. If it is a virtual program, we can arrange the virtual platform or conduct it on yours - as per your convenience.

We would need the following details, to make a meaningful proposal that aligns with your requirement:

  • Objective: What is the end goal of doing this intervention?
  • People: Demographics of the group - age, gender mix, seniority, nationality.
  • Time: How much time do you have for this?
  • Other: Anything specific about the team or team dynamics that we should have the context of before designing the workshop?
  • Venue: In-person or virtual, which city, which hotel or office, which conference room

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    We need a high energy program which makes each member truly belong to the team”. This was the brief we gave to FocusU team. We were glad we decided to go with them because all the activities that the team did were high on energy with a specific focus in mind. At the end, we came out as a better team, knew so much about each other. There was lot of trust, bonhomie and 'can do' attitude at the end.

    Rob Aldridge
    Acision UK Business Operations Manager
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    We have done similar exercises in past so I can honestly tell you that our experience with FocusU has been among the best. The team were very accommodating during discussions. Our requested changes were honored with minimum discomfort. The activities were engaging and crisp; and the entire team was super pumped after each one. The trainers did a fabulous job of keeping the group together.

    Priya Jagannath
    Mckinsey Research Analyst
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    When employees arrived an hour late, for our year-end session, energy and spirit was extremely low. I was very worried about everyone having a good time whilst also achieving the objectives of communication, trust and teamwork. However, all my concerns were put to rest with the high level of energizers conducted by Focus facilitator, which got everyone moving and interacting.

    Shabana Qasmi
    Louis Dreyfus Company Services India Private Limited SSC HR Lead
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    Thank you for the fabulous activity your team conducted. It was extremely engaging. It also brought out relevant de-briefs we were looking for around change. Participants enjoyed themselves a lot. FocusU team was extremely professional in ensuring the set-up etc. was well in place before we kicked of. This is even more commendable given this was a last minute thing.

    Rakesh Prasad
    India Global Delivery Center Manager, Learning & Development
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    It’s been over a week since the team has returned from the offsite, but they just can’t seem to stop raving about it! Thanks to the activities arranged by FocusU and the amazing execution of the program, this offsite has been hailed as the best offsite they have ever attended within the company and outside of it as well!

    Susan Cheryl Noronha
    IIFL Wealth Management Human Resources
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    FocusU has been a truly wonderful partner to work with and our experience in collaborating with this fabulous team has been consistently brilliant! The pandemic forced us to convert our planned engagement from a F2F format to a virtual one connecting almost 300 colleagues. FocusU embraced this as a challenge. Their effort to develop the MusoMagic challenge as a virtual program, is praiseworthy!

    Sumi George
    TL&OD Manager
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    All our employees really enjoyed the team building session. It was very engaging and entertaining. Very well organized, and explained. The facilitators were fantastic, displaying a perfect personality for such events. Everything was perfect.

    Apurva Sharma
    Futures First Info Services Pvt. Ltd Sr. Manager - HR & Operatiions
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    We had a virtual team event with approx 80 members for 90 mins. Every member was kept engaged with the initial ice-breaker games followed by the actual game. All our team members enjoyed it a lot and were thrilled while solving the hunt. I strongly recommend FocusU team for such virtual company team events. Our senior members in the team were also very positive about the overall event.

    Vidya
    Xilinx India Team Admin
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    LEADING FOR SUCCESS" – One other brilliant session. Thanks a ton to CGI for creating a platform to explore. I thoroughly enjoyed the two day session! And I would like to share my experience with all of you who are keen

    Sumeetha.
    CGI Senior Software Engineer
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    This was not just another FocusU workshop. To elaborate, it was right on the brief and very high on engaging all members of the team! The team has come back extremely motivated and charged up which was the desired outcome of the workshop. Various activities which were well thought through and executed helped everyone open up and ensured active participation from everyone.

    Shailendra
    HUL National Ecomm Manager
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    With most of us working from home right now, the APL games have brought us back together each month in a social way. The games are well thought out, challenging, but most of all, fun. I always look forward to each session.

    Keith StMart
    AP Regional Telecom Lead
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    The Avery Premier League has been such a great experience to be a part of. It's been such a fun and comprehensive adventure, and given the current climate, it's been a great way to engage with others around the world! The games have been so well thought out and provided a space for entertainment and engagement for those of us involved. Overall it's been a fantastic experience!

    Sophie Rayside
    Australia Sales & Mktg Coordinator
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    Thank you so much to you and your team for a wonderful APL 1.0 journey. All the activities (both live events and Gametize) were designed and managed perfectly. We look forward to a similar partnership with your team for APL 2.0.

    Nivedita Debnath
    APAC Director, Learning & OD
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    This workshop was by far the most effective team building intervention we had at Make My Trip. Team FocusU truly knows how to make learning delightful and extremely engaging!

    Aliya Khatoon
    MakeMyTrip Manager - Human Resources
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    The MBTI® workshop conducted by FocusU, was an excellent experience for our leadership team; the complete session was a learning platform for everyone and the list of activities extended the perfect opportunity to introspect on self and make way for more team building. Thanks to the FocusU team for creating a wonderful experience and we wish them great success.

    Gautam Aggarwal
    DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd Director - HR & OD, AMEA,
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    The team from Focus has been outstanding in delivering a fun-filled learning experience for all. The activities carried out by your team, especially, the Pixel challenge has been widely appreciated. The enthusiasm and vigour with which the team participated in the activities is itself an indication of the success.

    Dr. Preeti Kumar
    Public Health Foundation of India Director Training
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    Thank you for a memorable team-building program for our management and senior leadership team. We have the arduous yet immensely enjoyable challenge, of consistently out-performing the industry in India; while ensuring organisation and culture building. The activities helped understand change management and went a long way in building a team that works closely together.

    Rajeev Nagi
    Teleflex India Managing Director
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    While the Pixel Challenge helped us bring the team together for the reinforcement of our new corporate Values, the Celluloid challenge forced our young management trainees to put on their creative hats to demonstrate how these values affect their work. Activities like 'Geo Caching challenge' are a great medium to get diverse teams working together.

    Akanksha Takyar
    Avery Dennison India Pvt Ltd Associate Manager | Human Resources
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    Thanks FocusU for an engaging and fun session. I never imagined we can do a mini team building in a virtual environment.

    Krishna Radhakeeson
    BDO Mauritius Head of Department
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    A very BIG THANK YOU for bringing back smiles on the faces of my ICO colleagues. Everyone just loved the energy and the bonding that happened in the process, something that is so difficult to achieve virtually. The team thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the activity… Please communicate a BIG BIG THANK YOU to the entire FocusU team. You guys rocked it!!!Thanks again.

    Swati Gupta
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HR – ICO
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    It's always a difficult task to energetically engage the senior leadership team in team building activities. As most of them have been to many such workshops in past and the first feeling is “Oh! Not again”. My compliments to Focus team on creating such fresh approach and innovative activities. This completely gives a new possibility to Executive Engagement and team building workshops.

    Amit Sharma
    Canara HSBC Life Vice President - Talent Management & Learning (HR)
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    I just wanted to thank the FocusU team for designing the team building event and executing it so well. The activities were well-planned and executed very well for the time slot we had in hand. The event resulted in high energy among team members and created good team spirit at the end. We look forward to associate with your team again in future!

    Vipul Babu
    Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd Sales Director, India Subcontinent
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    To truly engage about 250+ people to crowdsource the lyrics, get them to sing, dance & record; and all that virtually wasn’t easy!! But we did it!!

    Priyanka Prakash
    GSK
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    Thank you for the super energetic session today. You really made us feel that we were all in the moment and being virtual didn’t matter! Thanks for truly delivering a fantastic experience and thank you FocusU for suggesting Beatbox Acapella as I know we had multiple discussions on this!

    Karishma Banaji
    Khan Academy India Head People Ops
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    We need a high energy program which makes each member truly belong to the team”. This was the brief we gave to FocusU team. We were glad we decided to go with them because all the activities that the team did were high on energy with a specific focus in mind. At the end, we came out as a better team, knew so much about each other. There was lot of trust, bonhomie and 'can do' attitude at the end.

    Shekhar Chhajer
    India and Middle East - Daimler CIO - South East Asia
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    The Laughter Yoga session was wonderful. It was intriguing and exciting. The agenda was to make everyone feel at ease and completely keen to get involved and lose their inhibitions. Iit was the highlight of our mental health awareness programme. Something so different, fun and beneficial to staff stress levels and overall health. Such a joy to have the trainer’s amazing energies with us!

    Chirodeep Mitra
    HP Studios
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    AMAZING! Loved it. I smiled for 2 hours straight and it was exactly what I needed. I wouldn't have changed a thing, It was nice to escape from my day to day work and have fun with my colleagues. To be honest, I'm normally anxious about taking part in team building events but this was so relaxed with lots of fun at the same time. THANK YOU!! If only it lasted longer 🙂

    Kirsty Douglas
    SD Worx Reward Manager
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    Thank you for the wonderful virtual engagement session. Your team was absolutely great in executing this flawlessly. The entire client team/audience was very happy with the overall session and asked us to pass on this amazing feedback to the team FocusU. Let's drive many such programs in the near future.

    Anand Sharma
    Red Baron Partner
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    It was magical, the response from the entire team was that this was the best thing that has happened since the lock-down. This is the best fun virtual team building activity we have ever done. Thank you FocusU team for the hardwork, behind the scenes and on stage, you totally rocked it. We are looking forward for another thrilling activity with FocusU team.

    Manisha Sharma
    Amazon Transportation Services
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    As the name says F-Fantastic, O-Outstanding, C-Confident, U-Useful, S-Safety - I have been working with this team for the past 4 years and trust me they have surpassed the quality & way team building activities are conducted. They get into the minutest details. They plan well in advance and manage the entire event with ease. You really don't have to ask anything what's going to happen next.

    Mayur Thakkar
    Shobiz Experiential Communications Account Director
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    FocusU conducted an excellent training program - the team was full of energy and enthusiasm. The sessions were led with tremendous gusto ensuring participation of each member. The messages were driven home through a very intuitive process of games in practice followed by theory sessions. The process of taking immediate feedback and discussion resulted in participative and experiential learning.

    Sandeep Kakar
    Aditya Birla Capital
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    The activities were truly fun. Particularly enjoyed the quirky challenges which made us get over our inhibitions like performances before colleagues or letting the fun side of our personalities show through photos we'd prefer to keep to ourselves. The time constraint and need for coordination amongst team members really fuelled our creativity both as individuals and as a team.

    Pravin Mahajan
    Shobiz Experiential Communications Pvt Ltd VP Strategic Business Unit
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    The FocusU Team facilitated 2 four day management cum fun, pan company offsites. They were absolutely fabulous! They are very thorough and professional, have a great can-do attitude and gelled very well with all levels of people in our organization. They have a great company DNA and its been a pleasure working with them. Focus, we are looking forward to engaging you again. Wish you all the best.

    Siddharth Suri
    Impulse India Director
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    I commend the work put in by your team. We had originally planned to try a technology-based team challenge but eventually went with their recommendation of the Dominos Challenge. We had so much fun, while experiencing learnings from each other and the activity itself. The way the insights were tied in together was truly splendid. A great team building session with so many moments of wow!

    Radha Sriharsha
    Maersk OSC India Pvt. Ltd. HR Lead
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    We chose FocusU for a day of fun-filled learning for our coaches and facilitators. The Focus team listened in carefully to understand the nuances and execute to perfection. The final experience was delightful – full of laughter and bonding. The Geocoaching activity was a memorable and powerful tool. The facilitation was exemplary.

    Shirin Sachdev
    Indigo Airlines DGM, L&D
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    We were initially apprehensive on how the team building event would play out, as we had not worked with FocusU earlier. However, FocusU exceeded our expectations; they did a wonderful job in bringing together a diverse group of people. At the end, there were only smiles and laughter. A special mention for “Pixel Challenge” – the painting that we created as a team, is something we proud of!

    Mukesh Soni
    J.P. Morgan Asset Management Vice President
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    I would like to congratulate and thank you for helping PVMI with such an engaging and fun session for the summer interns as part of their Induction.

    Dibyo Choudhary
    PVMI HR Manager
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    Thank you for conducting such a great activity for our team. The activity (random act of kindness) was fun, motivating and engaging. It made us realise how we can contribute in the smallest of ways and bring a smile to others. It truly did lift up spirits of our team. A great digital activity and very well-managed by your team.

    Shital Jhunjhunwalla
    Acme Experiences Manager - Client Servicing
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    Focus U has provided us excellent team building programs which are tailored to the needs of our organisation. They have succeeded in creating learning experiences which are specific and relevant to the particular needs of our organisation. Their facilitators allow attendees to interact, while learning skills and knowledge which can be applied to their individual roles.

    Sandeep Kumar
    HR nThrive Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd. General Manager
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    First of all, thanks to FocusU team for all support and conducting memorable offsite. This is was the best offsite we ever conducted in last 4 years. Employees were really happy and sent appreciation to us. This is was not possible without FocusU team. Few of the employees have already recommended name of your company to their connects in industry which I think gives a feedback about your team.

    Kailas Darade
    HCM | IndoSpace Development Management Pvt. Ltd. Deputy Vice President – HCM
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    Mind over matter Challenge was meticulously organized. It was very engaging and refreshing for all the participants. We received a series of positive feedback as to how these challenges have been impactful and energizing to kick start the day. Each Challenge was well thought out. There was a mix of fun challenges as well as fitness and a few of them made us all nostalgic.

    Kavitha Puttaswamy
    PayPal India
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    Thank you for the immense support we received for executing this virtual event. We received support from your team at every point, from managing the breakouts to engaging the audience during the DJ session. The team was quick with responses and made sure at every step the communication was clear. We would like to thank each and every one of you for helping us executing this without any hitch.

    Wiz Rashi Wadhwa
    Wizcraft Events Assistant Account Manager
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    Indeed, it was worth every bit of it! We saw what we got and we got what we saw. You guys rock! Your mojo factor is your raw untamed and very fresh spunk & spirit! That's the one among other positives that makes the whole deal worth a cherish able account. FocusU team makes this literally a smooth sail through complex concepts...a natural at that!

    Shobha Swarup
    Sealed Air Corporation Director HR
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    Overall, I would give a rating of 9/10 and would also recommend FocusU. Some qualitative feedback received from others: - The program was very nice - Didn’t know how the 2 hours went by - It took our mind off work – created an #escapemoment that all of us need - The FocusU team was very enterprising, with high passion and energy levels Look forward to more such sessions in the future

    Ajay Simha
    Beiersdorf Nivea Marketing Manager
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    Thank you for giving us a unique opportunity to get to know each other and experience our team in a different set up and circumstances. Sometimes we forget just to hold on for a minute and see behind a colleague, a human being with emotions, sorrows, crazy hobbies and undiscovered talents. Thank you for giving us a three-days-break and perfect conditions to grow together as a team.

    Maria Carciumaru
    Natural Resource Management Programme | GIZ Junior Advisor
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    Using people engagement, leadership & team effectiveness to fuel business turnaround and results upped my faith in the power of the ‘more human approach’ that I believe in. The web of deep connections that we established, grew over time, and we saw what a group of united, committed and intelligent individuals can achieve as ‘One Team’. The FocusU team were true catalysts in this journey.

    Aanchal Grover
    HUL North Team HR Business Partner
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    FocusU has always delivered to the objective set out with perfection. They always bring new ideas and exercises to help deliver the message and achieve the objective. Lego Serious Play is an extremely powerful tool which we have used for team visioning sessions. The entire exercise is engaging and helps bring out various aspects of discussion on the table in a non-threatening way.

    Sachin Jain
    PepsiCo India Region Manager Leadership Capability
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    When I first saw your huge clientele that included companies like Adobe, Deustche Bank and E&Y, I wondered - do large companies keep coming back since you're the best at what you do, or have you turned out to be the best at what you do because large companies keep coming back? That list will grow bigger as FocusU has certainly exceeded all expectation at our recent team building event.

    Amit Madan
    Collage Group HR Manager
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    Thank you FocusU and Smollan L&D team for designing such a wonderful continuous learning program. It acted like small and effective doses to look for what next. Case studies chosen were all relevant for my Global Development Team & I could not ask for more. Let’s plan for some monthly 1 hour on premise confluence sessions.

    Vijay Varshney
    SMOLLAN Head of Technology - MESA
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    I have never received such overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants for any other program! Even the typical critics came proactively to thank me. But the real credit goes to FocusU of course. Unlike typical training filled with slides, theories and handouts, FocusU brings in a different way of learning while enjoying participation. The know how to make learning more effective.

    Taslima Hasnat Jaigirder
    HUL Bangladesh HR Business Partner
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    The team had a great experience at the engagement session! Would say this is easily one of the best sessions I would have attended in a long time – the mix of fun and messaging was perfect and can easily notice the change in attitudes on the floor. Well done, pls. convey my kudos to the rest of the team as well.

    Karan Sapra
    Aditya Birla Head – West
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    Just wanted to let you know that we had a great experience with FocusU. All the activities were well designed and implemented. The team was brilliant.

    Divya Gupta
    Aavishkaar Investment Manager
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    The dance session was really awesome. We learned some great and interesting dance steps with expressions. The best part is that we all were dancing virtually but still we were able to match our steps with the music. It was really engaging and we all had so much fun. Thank you so much.

    Divya Chawla
    WW Studio Executive Assistant to Lead HP
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    Without a shadow of a doubt, it was one of the finest team building event, I have experienced & same was the reaction from the participants too. Our facilitators were impressed & had high feedback for your team. Thanks to the entire team for giving us such a memorable experience .

    Sunanda Gulati
    NXP Semiconductors Learning and Development Head

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