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”. 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 working to be more whole and better people. These are the values we work from, strengthening your team from the individual out. In any relationship, being a better person, with stronger communication skills contributes to a stronger bond. It’s no different with interpersonal work relationships.
This is what we offer 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 Whispering Heights?
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. 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 your team building priorities, and we will help you achieve your 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 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: Do you know how to dance? Do you know how to write amazing code? Do you know how to play an instrument well? How did you learn that skill? It has taken hands on practice. 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 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. Our goal here at Adventura is to guide our clients through the transition from knowing to applying.
How do we get from the typical work-mode to entering 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 use experience-based learning to do it.
Meet Our Practitioners of Team Building Near Whispering Heights, 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 are expected to share our values, and to communicate those values to 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 tend to work well with groups of 25-40. This creates a very good balance for positive interaction. However, if you have a larger group or business, be sure to contact us so we can design an individualized event around your business, that will make everyone happy.
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!
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 the research, it has been found that team building should not just be encouraged by businesses, 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 development improves morale and communication, builds respect and camaraderie, and encourages productivity. Developing skills in team building, the way we do at Adventura, can have long term, positive impacts on every area of life.
Team building can highlight different strengths, problem solving approaches, and work styles, and can break down barriers between individuals. It can help coworkers appreciate the value of what others bring to the team. The multiplicity of skills within a team can be highlighted and acknowledged by working together to complete a task. Our workshops give participants a healthy place to practice communication and problem solving in real time.
Team Building has a lasting impact on:
- Creating a workplace where respect and individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening interpersonal communication
- Encouraging a positive work environment where productivity is a natural result.
- Featuring strengths to inspire creativity.
Some Feedback We Have Received
We take great pride in our work and our results Because of the interpersonal nature of our workshops, we receive daily feedback 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. They are structured around what you and your team bring through the door with you. It’s a collaboration between our teams, Adventura’s and yours. Your team puts in the work. We are there to guide you.
We make it fun. Sometimes it can be intense. Sometimes it’s relaxed. Sometimes it is eye-opening. What your experience will be is up to you. Your success is dependant on how prepared you are to succeed. All we ask is that you arrive ready to take you experience seriously, and to be honest and open. 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
The title of this workshop tells you exactly what it is. It teaches the fundamentals of a healthy team dynamic. 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, adventure and a collaboration to help individuals discover what works in creating a team. This offers an opportunity for each person to understand how a healthy team can help the individual.
Healthy dialogue are encouraged in this workshop, through the use of activities, games, and sometimes climbing. We use laughter and fun as tools to guide 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
Seventeen questions, four colors, and a day to change everything. Our True Colors workshop comes in three variations.
We truly craft this workshop 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. 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 these 3-day retreats that participants can truly change their approach to communication and self discovery. Results are powerful. 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 experiences, adventures and memories that range from a single afternoon of fun, to a life-changing weekend workshop.
We will support your corporate events, individualized adventures, and team building needs. We seek simplicity and honesty in our work and we design and craft adventures with these values in mind.
Here at Adventura, we’ve adopted a lifestyle centered on the pursuit of happiness through outdoor activity, with 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. 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. 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 you to have a positive experience in our workshops with lasting effects that you may not have expected. We will push you to look at yourselves and we will guide you to do better. 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 us now to find out about our workshops: 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.