Team building and trust within your work team are an important success factor in the working world. But, so often, those relationships fray. In-fighting, back-biting, sabotage and two-faced communications take over as people jockey for position to show that they are the top-dog with their boss. When things get really bad, your boss may decide that the team needs to take a corporate time out and go to camp for the day. Ropes, falls and facilitated communication games, while well-intentioned, are about as welcomed by the participants as a preacher in the red-light district.
If outdoor adventure is your cup of tea, then maybe an afternoon spent zip-lining what you’d rather be doing. Let’s compare doing ¨trust falls¨ with a real outdoor travel experience.
¨Trust Falls¨With Your Co-Workers OR Ziplining in New Zealand
|¨Trust Falls¨ With Your Co-Workers||Ziplining in New Zealand|
|The site||Corporate day camp||Over the rivers and through the woods, near the mountains and glaciers we go…|
|Why You’re Doing It||You and your co-workers aren’t ¨communicating¨||Pure, unadulterated adrenaline rush|
|Ambient Sound||Does it matter?||Birds chirping, brooks babbling, breezes gentling blowing, and the adrenaline-induced screams of your fellow zipliners|
|Most inspirational Part||Watching ¨Ted¨ (the kiss-ass that the boss loves) eat it on the ropes course||Losing yourself in the natural beauty around you|
|Next Best Alternative||Root Canal||White Water Rafting|
|Last Thing That Goes Through Your Mind||I can’t believe I’m really doing this||I can’t believe I’m really doing this! Wooohooo!!!|
|Immediate Reaction After||Just shoot me now…PLEASE||Do it again! Do it again!|
|A Drink After Will…||…dull the pain. So, better make it a double!||…celebrate a successful day|
|A Shower After Because…||…you feel dirty||…you are dirty (with beautiful nature dirt)|