Team Building

Our Outdoor Team Building Programs provide safe and supportive environments for your teams to challenge themselves and experience a system of effective strategies to improve their performance and leadership skills.

You may consider a team building program useful:

  • To compliment your next Leadership Development Program
  • As a reward as part of a Staff Incentive Program
  • To help orientate new staff during an Induction Course, or
  • As a memorable and unique social adventure

What distinguishes our service is the time we spend with each client before a program to learn more about your systems, challenges and achievements. This allows us to frame each activity within the context of issues you may typically face within your organisation. We work closely with the other ID consultants to capture the Key Learning Points from the experience and transfer the outcomes back to the workplace setting.

We make your job easier by organising all aspects of the Outdoor Team Building Program from venues, accommodation, catering, specialist instructors, equipment, pre-visit information and transport.

The range of activities we offer varies according to the training outcomes and level of challenge suitable for each client. They range from Cooperative Initiatives, Team Building Scenarios, Crazy Olympics, Adventure Ropes Courses, Wilderness Challenges and Experiential Leadership Programs.

Before your next team building program it is important to clearly define:

  • What you can realistically expect to achieve from the team building program
  • How it fits into the strategic training and development of your staff, and
  • How your organisation will benefit from the training

Following an initial meeting or briefing we will put together a detailed proposal with costs and outcomes that help you meet your training goals.

With over 14 years experience we like to let the experience speak for itself. We have testimony from many of Western Australia’s most prominent companies who have benefited from our outdoor adventure experiences.

Challenge by Choice

We recognise that everyone’s level of challenge is different and tailor our programs to accommodate a variety of levels of both individual and team challenge. While we create an environment where people feel safe to go beyond their perceived comfort zones they have a choice as to the level of challenge and roles they adopt within the team. We agree to respect other people’s decisions and take every care to minimise the risk of injury or aggravating previous conditions.

Safety and Risk Management

We have been conducting safe adventure experiences for over 15,000 people in the past fourteen years. To keep our programs safe we have comprehensive Operating Procedures and checklists. Our Instructors are both highly qualified and supportive. We always have a minimum of two instructors on our programs with a ratio of 1:8 participants.

We provide pre-visit information for the participants with a list of what to bring and expect from the program. We also ask participants to complete a health and safety form as part of our duty of care and to minimise the risks to anyone.

Safety is always the highest priority on our programs. If you have any questions or concerns about safety or risk management please contact contact us to discuss them.

Summary of Possible Activities

Keypad

A Strategic planning exercise that requires continuous improvement to achieve the goal. The team needs to enter a code into a computer Key Pad three times. Each time they must get ten seconds progressively quicker; and complete the code on the final attempt in less than sixty seconds. There are penalties for touching the keys out of sequence or having more than one person inside the area at any time.

Key Learning Points include:

  • Planning at the Coal Face
  • The need for continual improvement
  • Selecting the right people for the job
  • Managing the consequence

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box is a bit of a red herring in that 80% of groups are unsuccessful at this activity. It requires a lot of observation and sharing information to develop a plan of action. It then requires everyone understanding their roles and working together with a sense of focus and urgency to achieve the goal in the limited time. The box itself contains a clue. The team has only 60 seconds from when the lid comes off to retrieve the clue and get everything back in its original place. There are a few surprises.

Key Learning Points include:

  • Time Management
  • Focus and a sense of urgency is sometimes required
  • The need for contingency planning (be prepared) for the unexpected
  • Sometimes, even with all the planning in the world you will not be successful

Maze Grid

A lesson in trailblazing. The team must find their way across an 6 x 8 maze grid. See activity card and rules for more instructions.

Key Learning Points include:

  • Time Management
  • You are not always successful first time
  • You need to make mistakes to learn from them
  • Reinforce learning to achieve continual improvements

Cave-In

Is a simulated survival exercise where a simple situation has deteriorated into a life threatening Cave-In that requires the coordinated efforts of all members of the team to escape. They must negotiate a series of obstacles that they are only allowed to touch with their feet (to represent the delicate situation they find themselves in) and take care not to cause any further collapses. What starts out as a simple exercise becomes very realistic.

Key Learning Points include:

  • How well would we work together in a survival situation
  • Planning for unexpected and unpredictable situations
  • Quality Control – taking care not to aggravate a situation
  • Managing Frustration
  • Briefing your relief – as each part of the activity requires people delegating their responsibilities and what they have learned to the next person

Radioactive Container

This activity involves moving a container to a safe area using only the equipment provided.

This activity can be divided into two parts.

  1. Coming up with a solution to the problem
  2. Implementing and coordinating the strategy

Key Learning Points include:

  • Leadership – how many did we need to effectively manage the strategy
  • Planning – everyone allocated their role
  • Initiative and lateral thinking
  • Quality Control / Risk Management
  • Effective Co-ordination / communication. Working together in unison

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