What is 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.” Here at Adventura, we know team building. 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.
For us, team building is not simply about making friends with your coworkers and having fun with your team. It is working toward bettering ourselves and becoming more whole people. These are the basic values we are committed to, working from the individual, outward. Strengthening communication and working toward becoming a better person is essential for bettering any relationship This is no different in interpersonal 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 Sodo?
Adventura is the only company of its kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators receive classical training in experience-based learning and are the best in the business. Our clients receive exactly what they sign up for: straight forward team building from a seasoned team. 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 online assessments, powerpoint presentations or listicles, just pure, direct interaction, communication, 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 experienced facilitators are ready to guide you and your team through one of our team building experiences.
Why is Experienced-Based Learning Important for Team Building?
Practice and Mastery: Have you learned how to dance? Can you write amazing code? Do you know how to play an instrument well? How did you learn that skill? Through practice of course. You need more than someone instructing you on 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. Here at Adventura, we 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 excel at creating this shift of focus. And we do it through experience-based learning.
Meet Our Team Building Crew serving Sodo, King County
We hold our Team Building practitioners to a high standard. They are not camp counselors but are experienced, highly skilled and motivated to work with you to achieve your goals. Our work is demanding but rewarding. Our team is committed to making a long term impact in a few days, or sometimes even hours.
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’ve worked with a wide variety of individuals and groups, and we believe that anyone and everyone would benefit from our workshops. Our emphasis is on self discovery, improving communication, and cooperation. These are skills that are completely transferable from work to life.
We tend to work well with groups of 25-40. We’ve found that this is a good size for positive interaction. If you do have a larger group, be sure to contact us so we can create and event around your 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 have been many studies done in the last ten years, spanning 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.
Long term benefits from Team Building are clear. Whole companies can shift direction when team building is skillfully utilized. 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 highlight different strengths, problem solving approaches, and work styles, and can break down barriers between individuals. It can create an atmosphere of appreciate by revealing what each team member contributes to their workplace. The multiplicity of skills within a team can be highlighted and acknowledged by working together to complete a task. Our team building workshops give coworkers a healthy environment to practice problem solving and communication in real time.
Teaming building can have a lasting impact on:
- Creating a workplace that is respectful and where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging productivity in a positive work environment
- Inspiring creativity by highlighting strengths
Some Feedback We Have Received
The work we do and the results we achieve give us great pride We receives lots of real time feedback, due to the interpersonal nature of our events. 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 You Can Expect From Our Team Building Workshops in King County, WA?
We would not be able to share exactly what happens in one of our workshops, because each one unfolds differently. Each workshop is structured around what you and your team has brought to the table. It’s a collaboration between our teams, Adventura’s and yours. Your team is there for the work. We are there to guide you.
We make it fun. Sometimes it is intense. Sometimes it’s relaxed. Sometimes it is eye-opening. Your experience is up to you.The experience you have is entirely up to you. You will be as successful as you come in prepared to be. We ask that you arrive ready to take the workshop seriously, and to be open and honest. We are ready 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 experience 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 Events We Offer
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 an overview and an in-depth dive into the foundation of communication and trust.
This workshop dives into the question of “What is important to a team and what is essential to YOUR team.” We use humor, collaboration, and adventure to help our clients discover what works when they create a team. This approach offers an environment where each person gets to personally experience how a healthy team helps the individual.
Activities, games, and sometimes climbing are used in the workshop to guide participants toward healthy dialogue. Fun and laughter is encouraged as we take participants toward a deeper level of learning and developing together.
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
One day to change everything using only four colors and seventeen questions. 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. Our 3-day retreat gives participants an all encompassing experience in skill development and implementation, knowledge and practice. It is during the 3-day retreats that clients can truly learn new skills in communication and self discovery, and practice them. 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 adventures, experiences, and memories that span an afternoon of fun to a full life-changing weekend.
We will support your corporate events, individualized adventures, and team building needs. we craft our adventures around our values of simplicity and honesty.
Here at Adventura, we’ve adopted a lifestyle centered on the pursuit of happiness through outdoor activity, 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 with All of Your Team Building Questions
You can change the direction of your company by giving your employees the tools to build a more positive environment. It can be the turning point you need to increase productivity, morale, dedication, and creativity. These positive changes, in turn, translate to more success for your business.
We want to work with you to help define 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 may go into this experience expecting to improve company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can have a deeper change. They have the potential to change an approach to life.
We’ve created this 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. We have a passion for growth and communication and we want to share those with you right now.
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 crafting experiences that offer a solid look at team dynamics, human behavior, and a healthy exploration of what it takes to be a team.