Experiential Team Building – can it work to make your team more effective? On the surface, experiential team building is a fun day away from the office. People get a buzz from trying new activities, pushing themselves to their limits, and enjoying themselves with their colleagues. Also, research supports the view well-designed, well-facilitated experiential learning […]

Team building – Can it help create strong relationships among co-workers? Team building plays an integral part in the success of a company. Successful business owners understand interpersonal relationships at the office are a significant part of working life. Relationships can make the difference between someone performing well or just doing the bare minimum. Or, […]

Collaboration Collaboration first. Phone Experts is a forward thinking company, with a team of individuals who primarily have a growth mindset. For their day on the course, they wanted to get the different departments to connect and work “collaboratively for the betterment and good health of the entire company.” Connection We set up their day […]

Team resilience – what does team resilience have to do with outdoor experiential learning? And what do we mean when we talk about resilience? Resilient people can adapt quickly to changes, change direction rapidly and bounce back from setbacks. For many years wilderness experiences have been used to help people develop greater resilience, mainly in […]

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Is there life after a Re-organization and Internal Changes in a company? Re-organization and Internal Changes in a company are challenging. No one likes change, and when your division has faced a major reorganization of team members, it makes it even more difficult to navigate it well. For the City of Calgary’s Social Program Team, relationships […]

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Outdoor team building, if used correctly, can be a powerful tool to help your employees reach their goals and objectives easier and quicker. What would it mean for your team if: Everyone was working towards the same agreed objectives? The relationships between the members of your team were stronger than ever? Each of the team […]

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Pre-planning – valuable lesson learned Pre-planning delivers better outcomes and much higher productivity. When you have fast growth and a team that’s split between the office and the field, communication on the fly can create more problems than it solves. The realization pre-planning is key, was the big takeaway Viking Projects brought back to the […]

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Experiential Team Building and Nature – a great combination A sure fire way to get your team playing outside the box is to consider experiential team building and, in particular, an outdoor version, sometimes seen as nothing more than a fun day out of the office. While team building is definitely  fun, it can be […]

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Shared experiences build more than a team but often when we set up a new team, or alter an existing team, our first thought is about what the team is for. So, what are the tasks and aims of this particular team? We neglect the people side of it. We forget who the team is, […]

What can Pencil Power Teach us about Teamwork? I came across this ‘ode to a pencil’ and found it a simple yet insightful parable, outlining five very important lessons both for life and teamwork. Ode to a Pencil The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. “There are five things […]