I have always felt a deep love with the waters. Since I was a young lad in my elementary school, I took to the waters of my swimming pool, and have since become an amazing triathlete with a penchant for the first leg, swimming. But as I grew older, I wanted to try different water-based activities. I had experienced the thrills of scuba diving during my college days and had witnessed the Great Barrier Reef with my own eyes when I took a walk on the sea floor. But nothing had prepared me for the joy I would get from kayaking.
A friend of mine had suggested that we go for Melbourne adventure tours on a one day trip kayaking along the coast of Melbourne. While I was excited, I had to face the harsh reality that I had never kayaked before in my life, and that I had to learn now if I wanted to have any chance of being good at it on the day. So I took up a 2 day course on sea kayaking at St. Kilda. There I had met some amazing instructors who showed me the basic exercises to perform before getting into a kayak, and then proceeded to explain to me the true art behind kayaking. It wasn’t simply a paddle to the left and a paddle to the right. It required a much more involved approach which took up more mental power than physical power, and which left me with a true sense of accomplishment.
While swimming, I had maximum speeds of approximately 3 miles per hour, but when kayaking it becomes a completely different story. I started off on the first day topping off at a mediocre 5-6 miles per hour. However, on the second day I had mastered the art of kayaking and had put the “pedal to the water” so to speak, and had achieved speeds of nearly 12 miles per hour. It also did help that I was quite a light person and I could easily transport myself across the water. A few days after that, my friend and I had joined up for our Melbourne adventure tours, and raced along the coast of Melbourne in our kayaks.
Team buildings are held to promote harmony among team members of an organization. Every team building has specific goals and these goals can be achieved with the designed activities team building including a suitable venue for the event. Some of the things to consider when looking for a venue are the size of your organization or the number of participants for the activity, the type of activities that you want to be included, the conduciveness of the venue and many more. For an effective event, pick a venue that offers exclusivity and one which is spacious enough for the participants to move around and perform the required tasks of the activity safely. Some of the most conducive venues for team building activities may include the following.
Within the office
You don’t have to set a sizable amount of budget just to conduct activities team building when you can even have the event inside your office. You can have the event in the largest area in your office such as your activity hall or even your meeting room if you are just a small team. An office space is suitable for companies who are just starting out and with a small number of team members. You can also save money for the venue if you are going to conduct the activity in your office premises.Search online for activities that you can conducts with limited space.
Hotels or beach resorts
If you have the resources for it, you might as well conduct the activity in an offsite location such as in a hotel or beach resort. A hotel or a nice beach resort is ideal for companies that are active or with employees that have demanding workloads. Going offsite is a good break from all the demands of the job while enjoying with other team members.
Company that hosts team building
There are companies that offer venue foractivities team building and related company events. Along with the venue, you can also hire expert facilitators from such service providers. Check on the internet to find these contractors.