What is Team Building About?
“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.
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. 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 intention is not to be your friend. We are here to help you understand yourselves better, make better decisions, support one another and work towards being the best humans you can be.
Why Team Building Near View Ridge with Adventura?
Adventura is unique in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators are classically trained in the art of experience-based learning, and are second to none. As our client, you will receive just what you have signed up for: straight forward team building from an experienced team. 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 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 experiences are designed keeping the needs of your team in mind, and combining those with our existing knowledge of team building. Our team is highly qualified and standing by to guide you and your team through one of our workshops.
Why is Experienced-Based Learning Important for Team Building?
It is all about practice and mastery: Can you dance? Do you write amazing code? Do you know how to play an instrument well? How have you honed those skills? Through 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. To be able to apply the knowledge in practice, that is our objective. 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 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. We use experience-based learning to do it.
Meet Our Team Building Crew serving View Ridge, King County
We have high expectations for our Team Building practitioners. They are not camp counselors but are experienced, highly skilled and motivated to work with you to achieve your goals. The work that we do is demanding but 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.
Do You Need Team Building?
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. We spend time improving communication, self discovery, and collaboration. These are skills that our clients take with them into their work and lives.
We typically like to work with groups ranging from 25-40 people. This creates a very good balance for positive interaction. If you do have a larger group, be sure to contact us so we can create and event around your needs.
Based on our experience, these types of teams and businesses most benefits 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 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. 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. 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 create an atmosphere of appreciate by revealing what each team member contributes to their workplace. By working together to complete a task, the multiplicity of skills within the team can be highlighted and acknowledged. Team building workshops allow coworkers to experience problem solving and communication in real time and in a healthy way.
Teaming building can have a lasting impact on:
- Creating a workplace that is respectful and where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening interpersonal communication skills
- Encouraging productivity in a positive work environment
- Inspiring creativity by highlighting strengths
Some Feedback We Have Received
We take great pride in our work and our results We receives lots of real time feedback, due to the interpersonal nature of our events. 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 is a collaboration between our team and yours. Your team puts in the work. We are there to be the guides.
We make it fun. It can be intense. It can be relaxed. Sometimes it is eye-opening. What your experience will be is up to you. You will only be as successful as you are prepared to be. We ask that you arrive ready to take the workshop seriously, and to be open and honest. We will 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.
Our experience has led us to believe in our process. This gives us the experience-based insight to believe in you.
Types of Team Building Events We Offer
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
This workshop does just what its title indicates. It offers insights on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We offer your team a look at the 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.
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.
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
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 the 3-day retreats that clients can truly learn new skills in communication and self discovery, and practice them. The results can be 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 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 share a passion for engaging every-single-human and creating a one-of-a-kind experience and connection with our customers. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those we work with, and this tells us we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us and We’ll Answer All of 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. 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 want to help you 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 and guide you to new levels of self awareness. You may go into this experience expecting to improve company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can have a deeper change. They can even change how an individual approaches life.
We built our a 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.
The Mission Statement
Adventura is dedicated to experiencing team dynamics, human behavior, and crafting experiences to explore what it takes to be a team.