The Purpose of Team Building
The idea of “team building” has become a company catch phrase for team mini golf, ping pong, or “morale events.” We know team building here at Adventura. We live it and breathe it through our workshops that have been tested and honed over years by our team of experience facilitators, and our dedication to building collaboration and communication.
Team building, for us, is not simply about creating friendships with 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 the same when considering work relationships.
This is what we offer at Adventura. 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 Fremont?
We are the only company of our kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators receive classical training in experience-based learning and are the best in the business. 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 is important to you as a team, and we will help you achieve your team building goals.
We don’t offer online assessments, powerpoint presentations or listicles, just pure, direct interaction, communication, and exploration between humans.
We are passionate about what we do, and have a unique point of view to share. Our experiences are designed keeping the needs of your team in mind, and combining those with our existing knowledge of team building. 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: Have you learned how to dance? Do you write amazing code? Do you know how to play an instrument well? How did you learn that skill? It has taken hands on practice. It is not enough to have someone stand in front of you, telling you about a thing. Hearing does not equal seeing, seeing does not equal knowing, and know does not equal doing Our objective is to apply the knowledge to practice. The process of developing skills via experience is embedded within us all. Here at Adventura, we actively work to provide people with the transition from knowing to applying.
How to we make the jump from typical work-mode to 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 Crew of Team Builders NearFremont, King County
We have high expectations for our Team Building practitioners. 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 are required 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. Our Team members should be committed to our values, and they should be able to communicate those to our clients.
Are You In Need of Our Team Building Workshops?
We have a lot of experience in this area, and our opinion is 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 are completely transferable from work to life.
We typically like to work with groups ranging from 25-40 people. This seems to be the sweet spot 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!
Team Building in the Long Term
There has been an extensive amount of research done about the benefits of team building exercises. It’s been almost universally found that team building should be required, not just encouraged.
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 kind of development improves morale and communication, builds respect and camaraderie, 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 break down barriers between individuals and can highlight different strengths, work styles, and problem solving approaches. It can help foster appreciation between people who didn’t previously understand each other. By working together to complete a task, the multiplicity of skills within the team can be highlighted and acknowledged. Our workshops give participants a healthy place to practice communication and problem solving in real time.
Team Building has a lasting impact on:
- Fostering a respectful workplace where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening interpersonal communication
- Encouraging productivity in a positive work environment
- Featuring strengths to inspire creativity.
Feedback on our Team Building Workshops
We take deep pride in the work we do and the results we produce. 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 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 workshop is structured around what you and your team has brought to the table. It’s a collaboration between your team and our facilitators. You are there to do the work. We are there to be the guides.
We make it fun. It can be intense. Sometimes it’s relaxed. It has the potential to 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 are ready to meet you where you are. It’s going to be hard work, but if are up for it, and ready to put in the effort, the results can be life changing.
Our experience has led us to believe in our process. And we’ve found that this gives us the experience based faith to believe in you.
Types of Team Building Workshops with Adventura
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
This workshop is exactly what it claims: the essentials. It hits on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We offer your team a look at the 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 offers an opportunity for each person to understand how a healthy team can help the individual.
This workshop utilizes activities, games, and sometimes climbing in order to guide participants towards a healthy dialogue. Fun and laughter is encouraged as we take participants toward a deeper level of learning and developing together.
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
Four colors, seventeen questions, and one day to change everything. Our True Colors workshop comes in three variations.
This workshop, in particular, is crafted around our clients. Experiences can range from an afternoon overview of team building, all the way to a three day deep dive. What we offer is a journey toward self-awareness and team dynamics, collaboration, and communication. The 3-day retreat focuses on skill development and implementation, knowledge and practice. It is during our three-day retreats that clients can put in true dedication to self discovery and changing their approach to communication. Results are powerful. Read more
What is Adventura About?
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 are here to support your corporate events, team building needs, and individualized adventures for friends and family. We seek simplicity and honesty in our work and we design and craft adventures with these values 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. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received tells us that we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us with All of 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. These positive changes can have a direct impact of the success for your company.
We want to work with you to help define 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 to really see yourselves and we will guide you to improve. You may expect to have improved company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can have a deeper change. They can even change how an individual approaches 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. We have a passion for growth and communication and we want to share those with you right now.
We hope that you’ll give us the opportunity to work together. call 1.866.981.8665, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org today to find out more about our events and workshops.
Adventura is dedicated to crafting experiences that offer a solid look at team dynamics, human behavior, and a healthy exploration of what it takes to be a team.