Different companies use different methods to build strong working teams amongst their employees. Most of the corporations now understand that succeeding in business means having a winning team; and the main difference between a winning and a losing team is found in how well they relate and work together.
There are several, different kinds of team building activities available to businesses today. Some of these activities include kayaking, skiing, mountaineering, sport racing and hiking. Among the different team building activities available for corporates and businesses, kayaking is an outdoor activity that is increasingly being adopted for bonding.
Kayaking offers a great way of socializing to both business leaders and their teams. Unlike some other team building activities that may generate resistance among employees, kayaking is a fun and great outdoor activity that is growing in popularity each day.
As one of the most popular outdoor activity of this decade, there’s a good chance that kayaking is something most employees would want to try or have been involved in before. By setting up a group kayaking trip, business owners and heads of corporates can give their employees a great opportunity to socialize while accomplishing a valuable business objective.
A simple kayaking excursion using tandem kayaks can help in accomplishing several team building goals. Tandem kayaks are paddled by two individuals and they are great for both beginners and skilled kayakers. There are different types of tandem kayaks available in the market and they are reasonably priced. Corporates and businesses can also rent tandem kayaks for use during team building sessions.
Inflatable tandem kayaks are considered extremely stable and they are easily portable. Some of these kayaks such as Sea Eagle 370 feature deluxe seats which offer maximum comfort throughout a paddling session. They also have large storage spaces where paddlers can store their personal effects and other paddling gear.
Other inflatable tandem kayaks such as intex explorer K2 can be used for both recreation and assorted adventures. These inflatable kayaks can also offer a great opportunity to teams that would want to try sport fishing. In order to paddle a tandem kayak, proper communication and cooperation between the two paddlers is important. Everyone on a tandem kayak will have to quickly learn how to work as a team whilst accommodating different paddling styles from their partners.
Paddling as group can be challenging. It is common for a large group of tandem kayaks to keep bouncing off one another before the group tries to take shape and start paddling in harmony. However, when people share new and exciting experiences and then learn to work together as a unit to overcome a particular challenge and complete a task, bonds will be formed that can transform a group of individuals into a team.
Kayaking provides an opportunity to overcome various challenges in a fun and enjoyable setting whilst giving teams a great experience and wonderful memories they can share with their co-workers thereby bringing individuals together as a group. Most important of all, kayaking, unlike most of the other team building activities, is something employees will be looking forward to, rather than dreading and resisting.