Travelling For Team Building –Options And Benefits
Communication and productivity while working together are the most important reasons why people choose team building. Who wouldn’t want a friendly environment at work where employees are comfortable with just everyone, or maybe a school or college where learning is fun because of such healthy and friendly environment. To maintain such an environment, people making up the team should be mentally relaxed and fresh. If members of the team feel negative or an individual is making mistakes at work or small problems seem very hard to solve, these are the fundamental signs that show you and your team need to travel.
According to a survey, 48% of millennial forego their paid leaves and often go on without vacation for more than 2 years. On the other hand, physiologists suggest that through travel and vacations stress levels can be significantly reduced which can be a cause of serious physical and emotional health problems if ignored.
Talking about travel and team building trips, there are many options such as ski trips, beach trips, musical retreat around beautiful banquets, golf sessions, environmental trips, water park trips, animal welfare trips, to name but a few. However, one of the best ways of bonding with the team when there is enough time and people want to spend it with each other, getting to know each other and just enjoying it all together is offered by boat trips.
Not only is it refreshing and relaxing, but it also makes teammates understand each others’ weaknesses and strengths as well as interests and likes. There are many activities available on the cruise and lots of people avail this option not only with friends and family but also their colleagues. You would always see them come back with a relaxed mind and better understanding of each other. This in return lets them be more productive and help them focus better on tasks as a team.
One of the biggest advantages of boat trips is that it involves activities as well as leisure. If somebody is not as adventurous as the others and doesn’t really feel like participating in physical activities, they can simply enjoy a moment with the water, watching the waves crashing by the boat while the others help themselves with activities even if they are as basic as fishing. In fact, fishing is a great way to practice patience and a fun and healthy competition. Lots of people not only enjoy catching fish together but also cooking it together later.
Most boat rides offer you to sit comfortably on the benches fitted to the corner of the boat and enjoy the cool breeze hit you on your face with the mesmerizing sound of water crashing by the boat whispering in your ears. Spending even two good hours in such environment is a great way to give your mind a break and just talk with your fellow colleagues. It creates an environment where people go deeper into each other’s lives and feel comfortable in opening up to each other. It’s a great way of understanding the whole team as not just colleagues but also as individuals outside of work. This later helps in dividing tasks between group mates according to every individual’s strengths and interests.
As a team, take it as an important task to take a vacation together every year and if you decide to do so, give boat trip a try as well!