Translated from English, team building means “team building”. The task of team building is to unite a team of professionals.
Difficulties bring people closer together. And therefore, in order to unite the team and make it a single team, managers are sometimes ready to send employees somewhere far away. For such purposes, the most extreme entertainment is suitable, and today we will tell about some of them.
To the top of the world
The most expensive option for team building for top managers (apart from a group flight into space, which is not yet possible) is a trip to the North Pole. The cost of such tours is from 7-10 thousand dollars. You can get to the top of the planet by plane or icebreaker during a strictly limited season in late spring and late summer. The very achievement of 90 degrees north latitude guarantees a number of vivid bringing together emotions. But the real team building will begin if the weather surprises, which happens very, very often. There is a high probability that you can get stuck in the snow for several days or even weeks, that you will have to change your entire work schedule, reschedule meetings and negotiations. Therefore, everyone trapped in a small confined space at the real end of the earth will have to learn how to calm down raging emotions and get along with each other.
In one Russian company, every year on its birthday, employees are offered to jump with a parachute. They say that all financial costs pay off: team spirit, and sales figures after such leaps to earth skyrocket. So why not send employees to parachutist courses for a couple of days or a week? Of course, it all depends on the budget. If you want to save money, then look for similar offers in the Russian outback: you can be settled in unassuming houses and fed with modest healthy food, or you can choose to fly by parachute over Kenya or the United States.
Horseback riding in Altai.
Another option from the field of wild tourism is multi-day horseback trips. Horse riding is a beautiful, rewarding, but rather difficult sport. Therefore, after overcoming all physical difficulties, as well as sitting around the fire in the evening and spending the night in tents, the employees simply will not have a chance not to become a friendly and close-knit team. Most of the multi-day horse trails, laid in the most beautiful places, you will find in Altai.
On cows in Switzerland
Horse riding tours are too easy and you want something more extreme? An unusual option for horseback riding was offered by farmers in Switzerland. In the canton of Schaffhausen on the Bolderhof farm, tourists are driven on horseback. True, such a journey lasts only four hours, but it can be combined with a large corporate tour of this country, for example, by train - after all, Switzerland has one of the most convenient railway systems for tourists. At the same time, you can conduct a training in the middle of beautiful mountains and lakes, since there are enough venues for meetings of any level with an almost unlimited number of participants in Switzerland.
Over the jungle of Laos
The jungle of this Asian country has excellent trails for everyone who wants to tickle their nerves. Usually such tours are called "Flight of the Gibbon" or "Leap of the Gibbon". They are designed for one or several days: part of the way you go on foot, overcoming small rivers or climbing the slopes and admiring the rainforest, part of the way you fly over the jungle on strong steel cables. You also need to spend the night right in the middle of the jungle, in a hut located at an altitude of 100-150 meters.
On a buggy across the expanses of Thailand
Another great team entertainment in Asia is traveling on small buggies on Thai roads, which sometimes resemble Russian off-road. You will have to knead the mud, overcome slides, risking falling into the abyss, and on level areas you can arrange races with colleagues. However, the design of the buggy is quite stable and strong, and the person is dressed in a special mud-protective overalls, given a helmet and fastened with belts from head to toe, so there is a hope that your company will not lose the best personnel.
On dogs in Lapland
Lapland's snowy forests provide excellent programs for team building. For example, you can spend the whole day in the fresh frosty air driving dog sleds. Not an easy occupation, but extremely exciting. Dogs often have their own ideas for the route to travel, and you don't have many ways to convince them to head in the right direction. So it will take all possible strength and dexterity. And the developed skills of communication with wayward likes will greatly help in team management. And you can end such a busy day with a traditional smoke sauna and swimming in the ice-hole. Proven, very close.
Formula 1 races in Abu Dhabi
The luxurious Yas marina circuit offers all kinds of programs for those wishing to test the obstinate nature of Formula 1 cars, including group ones. Emotions from driving at a speed of 300 km / h will break down any barriers in the team, and the exchange of freshly acquired extreme driving skills will teach mutual trust. Such team building will not be cheap, but it will certainly teach employees to make important decisions instantly and act quickly and harmoniously, just like in a Ferrari team.