Downtime is essential for any team. It allows people to reset and recharge their batteries. Fresh air and fresh energy come from the same place: the great outdoors.

Run an Effective Outdoor Team Retreat with These Tips

It’s not often that you get a chance to get together with your team outside of work. Even if you do, a beer after work is not going to cut it. You need something to take things to the next level. Removing your team from its usual setting and taking it somewhere completely different can have a very positive impact on your team’s relationship and can even boost productivity. Curious about how to achieve this? Here are some tips.

Forget City Limits and Head to the Great Outdoors

When we talk about moving to a different setting, we don’t mean just any other setting. It can be really tempting to play it safe and find a place conveniently located nearby, preferably in the city. A safe bet isn’t always the best one, though. Escape from the office and take your team to the great outdoors. If you’re planning a team getaway, then make things interesting and get away from your normal setting.

Outdoor Team BuildingGet the Team Involved

Unity is something every team wants and needs. Take advantage of the trip and work on team-building dynamics that bring people together. Cohesive teams are key to successfully attaining business goals.

Create a Space for People to Speak Their Mind

For people to feel engaged, they must be able to express their thoughts. Generate a safe and judgment-free space for people to discuss certain team topics, provide feedback, and express concerns. This will remind people your open door policy is real.

Don’t Make It Formal, Make It Fun!

Plan fun activities for everyone to take part in. Go hiking, take the team on a rafting trip, plan something different and entertaining for everyone, and try to stay away from traditional team building activities as they tend to feel forced, and that’s exactly what you don’t want.

At Mile Hi Rafting, we can make your team retreat dreams come true. Our family Adventure Center is available year round for any activity or occasion. From picnics and birthday parties to corporate or social events. We can individualize to meet your special needs. Talk to us about your ideas for your next outdoor activity.

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