Sailing could be the best team building activity you could do with your co-workers. Sailing simulates our work environment and challenges; for instance, “wind-shifts” on the sea are exactly like changes in the workplace; requiring smart, timely reactions. In which strategic planning is facilitated and problem solving skills are enhanced.
Constant changes, surprises and problems happening on a yacht which must be handled and managed by abandoning pre-existing relationships and solving problems together as a team! At the same time learning new skills together as a group on a boat! Sailing the boat together is an exciting atmosphere that draws each participant’s attention and compels each self-managed team to fully integrate individual efforts.
Through this exciting experience, participants develop leadership and communication skills, strengthen relationships, share risk-taking, and improve trust.
Maximizing a sailboat’s performance is very much similar to maximizing a company’s performance. The requirements for a smooth Sailing is successful interaction between captain and crew.
Team members rotate through the different roles of the sailing crew, which allows each person to take different roles and responsibilities. Such challenges on the boat make the executives experience taking orders from an employee when they are tasked with crewing instead of leading or vice versa, employees discover how challenging it is to be in the driver’s seat. This is the best opportunity to renew respect!
After your workshop on a sailing boat you will consider:
- How to continue this level of cooperation back in the office?
- The hidden barriers that inhibit you from working together better
- Once everyone understood their roles clearly and trusted one another, everything was much smoother and well organized. Could the lack of this understanding be why we are having trouble at the office?
Do you like your workshops to happen on a sailing yacht? Please contact us for more information!