What is 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”. 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.
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 offer at Adventura. Our goal 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 is Adventura Your Pick for Team Building Near Westwood?
Adventura is the only company of its 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 online assessments, powerpoint presentations or listicles, just pure, direct interaction, communication, and exploration between humans.
We are passionate about team building and communication and we have a unique approach. 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.
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 proficiently play a musical instrument? How did you learn that skill? Through practice of course. It isn’t sufficient to just be told 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 experientially developing skills is embedded within all of us. 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 questions is key in how we make the most of team building time investment We are here to create this shift in focus. We utilize experience-based learning to do this.
Meet Our Crew of Team Builders NearWestwood, King County
We have high standards for our crew of team builders They are a highly skilled group, motivated to work with you toward achieving 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.
We look for candidates that have degrees in Organizational Psychology and experience-based learning. Team members should share our values and be willing to communicate those values with our clients.
Who Needs 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. Our emphasis is on self discovery, improving communication, and cooperation. 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. 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.
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 research done about the benefits of team building exercises. Across most of these it has been found that team building work should not just be encouraged, it should be required.
Long term benefits of team building are clear. Well conducted team building workshops can change the direction of whole companies and the lives of their employees. 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 break down barriers between individuals and can highlight different strengths, work styles, and problem solving approaches. It can help coworkers appreciate the value of what others bring to the team. 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 has lasting effects on:
- Creating a workplace where respect and individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging productivity in a positive work environment
- Highlighting strengths to inspire creativity
Some Feedback We Have Received
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 You Can 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 is a collaboration between our team and yours. Your team puts in the work. We will be your guides.
It can be fun. Sometimes it is intense. It can be 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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
Seventeen questions, four colors, and a day to change everything. We have three variations of our True Colors workshop.
This workshop is truly crafted around our clients. Your experience could range from one day of team building exercises, all the way to a three day deep dive of self exploration. We offer a journey into self-awareness and team dynamics, communication, and collaboration. Our 3-day retreat hones in focus 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
Who Are We at Adventura?
Adventura is an experiential based education company that is located in Washington that specializes in aerial course adventures and team building. We are an experiential education company located in Woodinville Washington and that specializes in aerial course adventures and team building events. We create unique adventures, experiences, and memories that span an afternoon of fun to a full life-changing weekend.
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. We want to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers and engage each of them. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received tells us that we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us and We’ll Answer 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 a turning point toward increased dedication, productivity, employee morale, and creativity. This logically, in turn, translates to better success for your business.
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 have the potential to change an approach to life.
We built our a one-of-a-kind program for a reason. We believe in the value of team building and translating the skills that you learn from our program to every aspect 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 today to find out more about our programs: call 1.866.981.8665, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Mission Statement
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.