What is Team Building About?
The idea of “team building” has become a company catch phrase for team mini golf, ping pong, or “morale events.” At Adventura, we know about team building Our team of experienced facilitators lives it and breathes it through our workshops that have been honed and tested over many years, and our dedication to building communication and collaboration.
Team building, for us, is not simply about creating friendships with coworkers and having fun with your team. It is working toward bettering ourselves and becoming more whole people. These are the values we work from, strengthening 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 do. Our goal 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 is Adventura Your Pick for Team Building Near First Hill?
Adventura is the only company of its kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators are second to none in the art of experience-based learning. 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 your team building priorities, and we will help you achieve your goals.
We don’t offer listicles or power points, no online assessments, just pure, direct interaction, communication, and exploration between humans.
We are passionate about team building and communication and we have a unique approach. Our team building experiences are designed combining our knowledge with the needs of your team. Our experienced facilitators are ready to guide you and your team through one of our team building experiences.
How is Experienced-Based Learning Useful for Team Building?
Practice and Mastery: Do you know how to dance? Do you know how to write amazing code? Can you sit down and proficiently play a musical instrument? How did you learn your skills? It has taken hands on practice. You need more than someone instructing you on a thing. Seeing is better than hearing, knowing is better than seeing, and doing is better than knowing. Applying knowledge to practice, this is our objective. The process of developing skills via experience is embedded within us all. Our goal here at Adventura is to guide our clients through the transition from knowing to applying.
How to we enter practice-mode from our typical work-mode? This question is central to making the most of time invested in team building. We are here to create this shift in focus. And we do it through experience-based learning.
Meet Our Practitioners of Team Building Near First Hill, King County
We have high expectations for our Team Building practitioners. They are a highly skilled group, motivated to work with you toward achieving 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.
What we look for in our candidates is a degree in Organizational Psychology, with time spent on experience-based learning. Team members are expected to share our values, and to communicate those values to our clients.
Who Needs Team Building?
We have worked with a lot of individuals and teams, and we’re confident that anyone and everyone would be able to find value in our workshops. Our emphasis is on self discovery, improving communication, and cooperation. These are skills that transcend work into life.
Our typical team building events range from 25 – 40 participants. We’ve found that this is a good size 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.
These are the types of teams and companies that have benefited most 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!
How Can Team Building Help you Long Term?
There has been an extensive amount of studies done on the benefits of team building. Across most of these it has been found that team building work should not just be encouraged, it should be required.
The long term benefits are clear. Well conducted team building workshops can change the direction of whole companies and the lives of their employees. This work builds respect and camaraderie, improves communication and morale, and encourages productivity. Developing team building skills the way we do at Adventura can have a long term, positive impact on all areas 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 create an atmosphere of appreciate by revealing what each team member contributes to their workplace. Completing a task can highlight the multiplicity of skills in a workplace. Team building workshops allow coworkers to experience problem solving and communication in real time and in a healthy way.
Teaming building has lasting effects on:
- Fostering a respectful workplace where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging productivity through a more positive workplace.
- 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. These are some of the comments that have stuck with us:
“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 Can You Expect From Our Team Building Workshops in King County, WA?
It would be difficult to share what exactly happens in one of our workshops, because each one is a little different. Each is structures around what your team brings in the door with them. It’s a collaboration between your team and our facilitators. You are there to do the work. We are there to be the guides.
It can be fun. Sometimes it can be intense. It can be relaxed. It can be eye-opening. Your experience is up to you.The experience you have is entirely up to you. You will only be as successful as you are prepared to be. What we ask is that you arrive open and honest, and ready to take your experience seriously. We promise to meet you where you are. It may be hard work, but if you’re ready and up for it, the results can be life changing.
We have the years and experience to believe in our process. This gives us the experience-based insight to believe in you.
Types of Team Building Workshops with Adventura
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
This workshop does just what its title indicates. It offers insights on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We bring your team together to create a foundation of trust and communication.
Our Essentials workshop explores 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. This approach offers an environment where each person gets to personally experience how a healthy team helps the individual.
This workshop utilizes activities, games, and sometimes climbing in order to guide participants towards a healthy dialogue. Laughter and fun are encouraged as we guide participants toward learning and developing at a deeper level.
Our final goal is increased interactive creativity, better communication, and the ability to work together as a team. Read more
The True Colors Team Building Workshop
One day to change everything using only four colors and seventeen questions. We have three variations of our True Colors workshop.
This workshop, in particular, is crafted 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. The workshop is a journey into team dynamics, self-awareness, collaboration, and communication. Our 3-day retreat hones in focus on 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. This can lead to powerful results. Read more
What is Adventura?
Adventura is an experiential education company located in Woodinville, Washington that specializes in both team building and aerial course adventure. We create unique memories, experiences, and adventures that span from a single afternoon to a life- changing weekend retreat.
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.
We’ve adopted a lifestyle, here at Adventura, that embraces the pursuit of happiness through outdoor adventures, with a commitment to experiential learning. Our passion is engaging every single human to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those we work with, and this tells us we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us Now With Your Team Building Questions
Giving your employees tools to build more positive team dynamics can change the direction of a company. It can be the turning point you need to increase productivity, morale, dedication, and creativity. 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 to give you a positive experience in our team building workshops that you may not have expected. We will push you and guide you to new levels of self awareness. You may expect to have improved company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can have a deeper change. They can change how an individual approaches their life.
We built our a one-of-a-kind program for a reason. We believe in the value of developing team building skills, and we believe that you can take the skills you learn in our workshops and translate them into other all areas of your life. Interpersonal growth and communication are our passions and we want to share those with you today.
We hope that you’ll give us the opportunity to work together. Call today to find out more about our programs: 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.