Just the very thought of team building may cause you to cringe, feel uncomfortable and experience a sudden bout of introversion. It’s natural, a lot of the activities can seem outdated and frankly, a bit too forced. The good part: it doesn’t have to be like that at all! Team building should be different, enjoyable and definitely not boring. How can you develop exercises that excite your coworkers, teammates or family members? Locate a Sky Trail® aerial attraction.
Yes, you read that right! Sky Trail® attractions are already perfect spots for a regular day of fun, so why not integrate team building into your experience as well? Here are 3 major ways a Sky Trail® can contribute to, and help improve, your next team building excursion.
#1: Everyone is free from their comfort zones
Stepping outside of your own personal bubble of comfort can be intimidating and enough to make you want to retreat back inside of it but if you want to make progress, especially among your coworkers, it is something that has to be done. The single greatest thing about a Sky Trail® is that they challenge everyone to either conquer a fear or cheer on others for doing exactly that which in turn yields an unforgettable experience.
Encouraging others to travel higher on the attraction is part of what makes the team stronger because the “celebration, cheering and fun that comes with every team bonding event can motivate employees to bring their job to the next level” . To become closer as a unit, comfort zones often need to be tested and what better way to do that then with Sky Trail®!
#2: You’re able to see others from a new angle (literally!)
Others may be physically above you on another level of the attraction at some point but the goal is to be on the same level when it comes to the workplace, sports team or classroom. Whether it’s crossing an unfamiliar element while communicating with a lesser known individual through only hand gestures or simply helping to uplift a nervous coworker, if there are any existing barriers, they’re being broken down.
Playing around on a Sky Trail® might not seem like much of a hardship compared to more routine bonding exercises but nonetheless it has the same purpose as “after completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests” . Connecting with one another in a low-stress environment does allow individuals to open up in ways they don’t in otherwise more professional settings. Team building activities held in an office have their place but the action of traveling to a facility with a Sky Trail® and having fun is so much more relaxing, right?
#3: Improved communication through aerial fun
It’s understood that “everybody wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone” so why wouldn’t a team building exercise on a Sky Trail® work ? Due to everyone in a group essentially being out of their comfort zones in the sense that they aren’t in their usual office domain, the expectation is that personalities will open up and relaxed conversations will begin.
Predetermined activities executed while on the Sky Trail®, whether utilizing the aid of an operator or not, require teamwork and of course, communication. Plus, naturally being up higher, some individuals are likely to feel more vulnerable and more willing to let their guard down. Once everyone is harnessed and traverses across their first element, it’ll be the easiest team building exercise they’ve ever participated in!
McDuffee, S. (2019, February 3). Top 6 Reasons For Team Building. Retrieved from https://www.teambonding.com/6-reasons-for-team-building/