The Purpose of Team Building
“Team Building” has become a catch phrase; an excuse for a day of team mini golf or ping pong tournaments, or general “morale events”. At Adventura, we know about team building We live it and breathe it with our team of experienced facilitators, our workshops that have been tested and honed over many years, and our dedication to building collaboration and communication.
For us, team building is not simply about making friends with your coworkers and having fun with your team. It is striving to become better and more whole people. We work from those basic values to strengthen your team from the individual out. Being a better person, with stronger communication, is essential for strengthening any relationship. This is no different in interpersonal work relationships.
This is what we offer Our intention is not to be your friend. We want to help you understand yourselves better, improve decision making skills, support each other, and become better humans.
Why Should You Choose Adventura Near Auburn for Team Building?
We are the only company of our kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators are classically trained in the art of experience-based learning, and are second to none. As one of our clients, you’ll receive exactly what you signed up, a straightforward team building event, conducted by our experienced facilitators. We will help you define what you want to achieve through your team building events, and we will help you reach those goals.
We don’t offer powerpoint presentations, online assessments or listicles, just direct and pure interaction, communications, and exploration between humans.
We want to help your team improve, and we have a unique point of view to share with you. Our workshops are designed combining our knowledge of team building and what we know about your company and team. Our facilitators are highly qualified and ready to guide you and your team through your selected workshops.
Why use experience-based Learning for Team Building?
It is all about practice and mastery: Can you dance? Can you write amazing code? Can you proficiently play a musical instrument? How did you learn your skills? Through Hands-on practice. It isn’t sufficient to just be told a thing. Hearing does not equal seeing, seeing does not equal knowing, and know does not equal doing Applying knowledge to practice, this is our objective. Learning through experiential development of skills is embedded within all of us. Our goal here at Adventura is to guide our clients through the transition from knowing to applying.
How do we get from the typical work-mode to entering practice-mode? This question is central to making the most of time invested in team building. We excel at creating this shift of focus. We utilize experience-based learning to do this.
Meet Our Team Building Crew serving Auburn, King County
We hold our Team Building practitioners to a high standard. They aren’t camp counselors, they are skilled and motivated to help you define and achieve your goals. The work we do is both demanding and rewarding. Our practitioners seek to make a long term impact in a short amount of time.
Typically we look for candidates with degrees in Organizational Psychology with an emphasis on experience-based learning. Team members should share our values and be willing to communicate those values with our clients.
Who Needs Team Building?
We’ve worked with a wide variety of individuals and groups, and we believe that anyone and everyone would benefit from our workshops. We emphasize self discovery, improved communication, and collaboration. These are skills that our clients take with them into their work and lives.
We tend to work well with groups of 25-40. This creates a very good balance for positive interaction. If you want to create an event for a larger group, definitely contact us and we’ll design a workshop around your business needs.
In our experience, these are the types of teams and companies that most benefit from our team building workshops:
- Small businesses (less than 40 employees)
- Executive leadership teams
- Small to medium business with less than 150 employees
- Teams with new leadership
- And more!
Team Building in the Long Term
There has been an extensive amount of studies done on the benefits of team building. It’s been almost universally found that team building should be required, not just encouraged.
Long term benefits of team building are clear. Whole companies can shift direction when team building is skillfully utilized. This kind of work improves communication and morale, builds camaraderie and respect, and encourages productivity. Building the kind of skills we offer in our workshops can have long term, positive impacts on every area of life.
Team building can highlight different problem solving approaches, work styles, and different strengths and in doing so, it can break down barriers between individuals. It can help coworkers appreciate the value of what others bring to the team. Completing a task can highlight the multiplicity of skills in a workplace. Our workshops give participants a healthy place to practice communication and problem solving in real time.
Team Building has a lasting impact on:
- Creating a workplace that is respectful and where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging a positive work environment where productivity is a natural result.
- Featuring strengths to inspire creativity.
Some of our Favorite Feedback From Team Building Workshops
We take great pride in our work and our results Because what we do is on such an interpersonal level, we receive daily feedback on our work. This is some of the feedback that keeps us doing what we’re doing:
“This is the workshop we needed years ago. I’m relieved that we’ve finally found a company that helps us to be better people”.
“It all makes sense now. I actually understand why conflict exists in the team and there is no closing our eyes anymore.”
“Not only did this communication skills workshop make a huge difference for the team, it made a huge impact with my family.”
“Every company out there, that really cares about having a healthy dynamic, should hire you all.”
“Best workshop I’ve encountered in 35 years.”
What to Expect From Our Team Building Workshops in King County, WA
It would be impossible to tell you exactly what happens at our team building workshops because every experience is a little different. They are structured around what you and your team bring through the door with you. It’s a collaboration between your team and our facilitators. Your team is there for the work. We are there to be the guides.
We make it fun. It can be intense. Sometimes it’s relaxed. It can be eye-opening. What your experience will be is up to you. Your success is dependant on how prepared you are to succeed. We ask that you arrive ready to take the workshop seriously, and to be open and honest. We will meet you where you are. What we want to do is hard work, but if you’re ready to put in the effort, and are up for it, the results can change your life.
Our experience has led us to believe in our process. This gives us the experience-based insight to believe in you.
Here Are Some of the Workshops We Offer
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
The title of this workshop tells you exactly what it is. It hits on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We bring your team together to create a foundation of trust and communication.
This workshop dives into the question of “What is important to a team and what is essential to YOUR team.” We utilize collaboration, humor, and adventure to help folks find out what works in creating a team. In this approach, each person is given to opportunity to experience exactly how a healthy team can help the individual.
Activities, games, and sometimes climbing are used in the workshop to guide participants toward healthy dialogue. Laughter and fun are encouraged as we guide participants toward learning and developing at a deeper level.
The final goal is better communication, increased interactive creativity, and the ability to work together as a team. Read more
The True Colors Team Building Workshop
Seventeen questions, four colors, and a day to change everything. Our True Colors workshop comes in three variations.
We truly craft this workshop around our clients. The experience can range from an overview of team building, offering some new skills and practices, all the way to a three day deep dive. We offer a journey into self-awareness and team dynamics, communication, and collaboration. Our 3-day retreat gives participants an all encompassing experience in skill development and implementation, knowledge and practice. It is during these 3-day retreats that participants can truly change their approach to communication and self discovery. Results are powerful. Read more
Who Are We at Adventura?
Adventura is an experiential education company located in Woodinville, Washington that specializes in both team building and aerial course adventure. We create unique experiences, adventures and memories that range from a single afternoon of fun, to a life-changing weekend workshop.
We support your team building needs, corporate events, and individualized adventures for family and friends. Our values are simplicity and honesty in our work and we craft all of our adventures with this in mind.
Our team here at Adventura has adopted a lifestyle that is centered on the pursuit of happiness through outdoor activity, and a commitment to experiential learning. We want to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers and engage each of them. Our overwhelmingly positive feedback tells us we are achieving our goal.
Contact Us Now With Your Team Building Questions
Giving your employees the tools they need to improve the dynamics of their teams can change the direction of your company. You can have a turning point that increases creativity, dedication, morale and productivity. This logically, in turn, translates to better success for your business.
We will guide your toward defining what team building means to you and your team. We want our workshops to have a long term impact on your life and work that you may not have expected. We will push you to look at yourselves and we will guide you to do better. You might expect to leave this experience with improved company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can cause a deeper change. They can change how an individual approaches their life.
We’ve created this one-of-a-kind program for a reason. We believe that team building has value and we believe that you can translate the skills you learn in our workshops to every area of your life. Interpersonal growth and communication are our passions and we want to share those with you today.
We would love the chance to work with you. Call us now to find out about our workshops: call 1.866.981.8665, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventura is dedicated to experiencing team dynamics, human behavior, and crafting experiences to explore what it takes to be a team.