When you think about how many hours per day, week and month are spent in a work environment with colleagues, getting along as a productive team is important. According to Brian Scudamore, contributor to forbes.com, team cohesiveness “builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. It can also be adventurous and enjoyable if you do it with a little pizzazz.” (forbes.com).
The key to effective team building is to provide your employees with an interesting, engaging activity to keep them wanting to participate and grow stronger as a team. Sure, there are outdoor company picnics, family-friendly cookouts, morale-boosting games and other ways to keep employees engaged—but what if your company chose to do something out of the box and ‘beyond the walls’?
Companies can benefit from boosting morale and enticing employees to try out something they might not have otherwise considered. “Trying new things with your staff can generate good vibes among employees, which in turn benefits the business itself. Choosing something unique and slightly outside of people’s comfort zones can encourage them to come together in new ways,” says Scudamore (Forbes.com).
Beyond the Walls is an outdoor scavenger / adventure hunt that encourages team participation, group problem solving, and working together to reach a common goal. Successfully completing tasks and finding answers to clues results in a stronger group of people who have worked effectively as a cohesive team. This transfers over to the workplace, reinforcing a team mentality with a common goal in mind. Making an investment for your employees with a team building activity like Beyond the Walls is a great way to improve your company overall.