team building in nature
means understanding how mountains are a formidable context for continuous learning. This is also thanks to the culture and knowledge that arise in those who frequent these places and not only learn about them but also, and more importantly, experience them.
Indeed, it is no coincidence that experiences occurring in nature are recognized tools in outdoor training for individuals and organizations.
The peculiarity of these experiences is theimmediacy with which they allow individual characteristics to emerge even within the group. This results in a powerful social accelerator capable of generating major transformations in each team member and, consequently, in the team itself.
Team building experiences: nature as a laboratory
The proposed team building experiences in nature become a real workshop in which every participant is involved quickly and directly from the very beginning.
Each team member will have to get involved right away and will have to look for their own role. Why?
Because nature has uncontrollable and unpredictable characteristics, characteristics that foster the emergence of different emotions and consciousnesses in each of the team members.
Laughing, joking and bonding will become certainties and real watchwords of the proposed team building experiences in nature. In this way, collaborating will become a free, enjoyable and carefree choice. Common passions, affinities and mutual interests will surface between people who until recently were almost strangers or, at any rate, bound exclusively by a working relationship.
The mainly informal atmosphere will allowappreciation andobservation of natural environments. This will also happen for the work itself, which will be, in some characteristics, similar to outdoor training. All this allows the mind and body to be stimulated and the experience of original growth to be experienced firsthand.
Some proposals for team building in nature
Among our proposed experiences for team building in nature, especially for corporate team building:
- Daily experiences at the foot of the mountain
- Orienteering or team scavenger hunt in the woods
- Excursions by e-Bike or pedal-assisted mountain bike, so as to encourage the participation of people who are not trained to do such a route
- Snowshoeing in the winter season
- Canyoning(river trekking), with equipment-free descents down the most spectacular local streams
- Treks lasting two or more days staying overnight in mountain huts
All these experiences are customizable according to business needs.
The goals are to take participants out of their comfort zone and to create difficulties that can be solved through cooperation and mutual support. Most people conclude these experiences by overcoming personal fears and limitations and thus increasing their self-esteem, even valuing their work colleagues accordingly, who will appear according to a new perspective.
To make theteam-building experience in nature even more effective and valuable, a professional psychologist and psychotherapist will also be present along with the group to lead and coordinate a specific do’s and don’ts.
Both individual and group work will be offered with moments of reflection on the concepts of:
- Adherence to duties
Following the all-natural rhythms, there will also be times for discussion and opportunities for expression, as well as times to practice mindfulness and guided relaxation practices.
For the avoidance of any reasonable doubt, it should be made clear that all activities will be conducted in settings with the highest levels of safety for all participants. In fact, every single difficulty, from the smallest to the most classic, will always be tackled with the assistance of Prepared Guides.