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, to us, is not just about making friends with your coworkers and having a good time with your team. It is working to be more whole and better people. We work from those basic values to strengthen 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 more, make stronger decisions, support each other, and work toward being your best self.
Why is Adventura Your Pick for Team Building Near Woodinville?
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 your team building priorities, and we will help you achieve your goals.
We don’t offer powerpoint presentations, online assessments or listicles, just direct and pure interaction, communications, and exploration between humans.
We want to help your team improve, and we have a unique point of view to share with you. Our team building experiences are designed combining our knowledge with the needs of your team. Our facilitators are highly qualified and ready to guide you and your team through your selected workshops.
Why use experience-based Learning for Team Building?
Practice and Mastery: Have you learned how to dance? Can you write amazing code? Can you sit down and proficiently play a musical instrument? How have you honed those skills? It has taken 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. Learning through experiential development of skills is embedded within all of us. Here at Adventura, we actively work to provide people with the transition from knowing to applying.
How do we get from the typical work-mode to entering practice-mode? This question is central to making the most of time invested in team building. We help create this shift in focus. We utilize experience-based learning to do this.
Meet Our Practitioners of Team Building Near Woodinville, King County
We have high standards for our crew of team builders 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 practitioners seek to make a long term impact in a short amount of time.
What we look for in our candidates is a degree in Organizational Psychology, with time spent 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’ve worked with a wide variety of individuals and groups, and we believe that anyone and everyone would benefit from our workshops. We spend time improving communication, self discovery, and collaboration. These are skills that transcend work into life.
Our typical team building events range from 25 – 40 participants. 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.
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!
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.
Long term benefits of team building are clear. Well conducted team building workshops can change the direction of a company This work builds respect and camaraderie, improves communication and morale, 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 problem solving approaches, work styles, and different strengths and in doing so, it 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 that is respectful and where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging a positive work environment where productivity is a natural result.
- Featuring strengths to inspire creativity.
Feedback on our Team Building Workshops
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. These are some of our favorite comments:
“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 impossible to tell you exactly what happens at our team building workshops because every experience 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. You are there to do the work. We will be your guides.
We make it fun. Sometimes it can be intense. At times it’s relaxed. Sometimes it is eye-opening. What your experience will be is up to you. You will be as successful as you come in prepared to be. What we ask is that you arrive open and honest, and ready to take your experience seriously. We will meet you where you are. What we want to do is hard work, but if you’re ready to put in the effort, and are up for it, the results can change your life.
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.
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. In this approach, each person is given to opportunity to experience exactly how a healthy team can help the individual.
Activities, games, and sometimes climbing are used in the workshop to guide participants toward healthy dialogue. Laughter and fun are encouraged as we guide participants toward learning and developing at a deeper level.
The goal of this workshop is to communicate the ability to work together as a team and to encourage interactive creativity. 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, in particular, is crafted around our clients. The experience can range from an overview of team building, offering some new skills and practices, all the way to a three day deep dive. The workshop is a journey into team dynamics, self-awareness, 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 About?
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 are here to support your corporate events, team building needs, and individualized adventures for friends and family. 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 share a passion for engaging every-single-human and creating a one-of-a-kind experience and connection with our customers. Our overwhelmingly positive feedback tells us we are achieving our goal.
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 a turning point toward increased dedication, productivity, employee morale, and creativity. These positive changes, in turn, translate to more 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 really see yourselves and we will guide you to improve. You might expect to leave this experience with improved company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can cause 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 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 hope that you’ll give us the opportunity to work together. Call today to find out more about our programs: 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.