Did you know that whitewater rafting is an excellent corporate team-building activity? Get to know your coworkers, earn each other’s trust, and build communication in real-life situations that you can apply to your desk job. Adventure rafting builds team spirit and gives employees the chance to get to know one another, and have fun in the process. For your next corporate outing, ditch the barbecue and picnic and bring your employees to Club Raft where the fun—and the team building—never stops.
Here are some reasons that whitewater rafting is an enjoyable learning experience for your corporate team:
Work on Communication
When you’re out there on the choppy waters of the St. Lawrence, there’s little time for arguing, bossing people around, or struggling for power. The only way to get ahead is to work together, and the only way to work together is to develop your team’s communication skills. It’s necessary for every member to understand their role and what’s required of them to stay afloat and move safely in a single direction.
Use Each Other’s Strengths to Get Ahead
In every team, there are strengths as well as weaknesses. The difference between a good team and a bad team is how these strengths and weaknesses are managed. You may not get very far in your objectives if you give someone a task they aren’t very good at; however, if you give that same person the responsibility of taking care of something they enjoy and excel at, you won’t have to worry about watching over them and you’ll achieve your goals faster and with better results. Adventure rafting employs the same concepts. Learning how to organize your team so that everyone is using their strengths to contribute to the objective will result in smooth sailing—or, rather, rafting!
Earn Each Other’s Trust
Whitewater rafting is no picnic. Adventure rafting, or any water sport, is a team-building activity that comes with an inherent level of risk. Although you and your teammates will be equipped with helmets and lifejackets, the hard and fast waves will make it difficult to advance, unless you all work together to achieve your goals. You won’t have time to worry about what other people are doing. All you can do is trust that they are doing their part to paddle against the waves. You can try different scenarios or activities on the water to build each other’s trust, such as giving each other specific challenges on the raft.
Get to Know Each Other
Nothing strengthens bonds like sharing an intense experience. You might know your coworkers on a professional level, but after your whitewater rafting session with Club Raft, you’ll get to know and respect your coworkers in a whole new way. We guarantee you’ll leave your Club Raft trip with a newfound respect and admiration for the people you work with.
This summer, book a Club Raft whitewater rafting adventure for your next corporate outing.