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Our recent blog, 5 benefits of corporate team building exercises [5 benefits of corporate team building exercises ], addressed key issues such as challenges, communication and relationships, which your team might be tackling on a day-to-day basis. Each of these is a thoroughly valid reason for holding a team-building event, but when you do, it’s vital to make the most of it. That means understanding the objectives you wish to set for such corporate events, and also to assess how effectively the activity then achieved them. Pre-event Some events will be held as a way of celebration, a congratulations for a job well done. If this is the case, then your aim is to make sure that you choose from the wide range of possibilities in a way that everyone can enjoy participating. You might also accept the fact that, for some folk, simply cheering others on is the level of involvement they are most comfortable with! For those events where the aim is to improve skills, working relationships, and other areas, it’s important to consider exactly what you are trying to achieve. Rather than selecting an event and then trying to shoehorn your needs into it, it’s best to clearly….

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Chances are, if you’re looking at ideas for a stag or hen do right now, you’re either the Best Man or the Maid-of-Honour looking for exciting and fun ways to entertain your best friend or family member along with their wedding entourage. First off, be nice! Don’t forget you don’t want to lose your friendship through completely stitching them up right before their big day (although the fact you’re reading this post suggests you’ve already got that sussed!). Why raft building is the perfect activity for you to plan into your day or weekend You may not have considered raft building before, but it’s actually a very fun and competitive group challenge that will see your friends coming together and working as a team to achieve the finished goal. Depending on the size of your group, you can either all work together or split into teams to plan, design and build your own raft from barrels, ropes and wooden poles. The key is to be creative and practical – and when competing in different teams, it’s also important to be fast. Time is of the essence. In working together, your friendship group will hone their communication skills and remind each….

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When it comes to hen dos we’ve pretty much been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt. Daft outfits, fine dining, strippers, dancing, and copious amounts of alcohol are often involved. If you’re looking to plan a hen do with a difference, high ropes courses are the solution you’ve been dreaming of. Here are three reasons to chose high ropes courses for your hen do… 1. They’re unique High ropes courses are seriously different. They have only truly risen to popularity in recent years and most people have never been on one – at least not as an adult! Each course is different and offers its own completely unique challenges. They’re so far from the run of the mill activities for hen do’s that you’ll get bonus points for ingenuity as well as fun! 2. They’re healthy, vibrant, and outdoors Many of the activities usually associated with hen dos are inside and rather damaging to your health. Heavy drinking and over-indulging in food isn’t the healthiest way to spend your day. If, however, you’ve worked up a great appetite on a high ropes course before hand, and burnt a massive amount of calories running around the course and climbing, suddenly….

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The modern workplace is a busy and often stressful environment in which it is easy to forget the importance of being part of a team. Using outdoor and nature-based group activities is an important part of building team co-operation, communication and trust, allowing people within a corporate structure to face fresh challenges and build transferable skills. Here are five of the main benefits of corporate team building events: 1. Fresh challenges The challenges offered by exercises such as abseiling, rock climbing, geocaching or raft building allow your team of people to apply their existing knowledge and skills to new situations. Many of the situations they find themselves in will be new and will require collective problem solving, delegation, trust and self-reliance. 2. Increased communication skills The modern workplace relies mainly on emails and phone calls to communicate, whereas these challenges require your team to speak with one another, exchange ideas and then develop a consensus. This helps build and re-enforce relationships and respect between team members. 3. Repair strained office relationships When presented with new and different problems, people have a tendency to approach them with fresh eyes and leave previous professional problems aside. This allows for new relationships to….

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Water Activity Gift Vouchers  Struggling to find a present for the person who has everything? What to get that friend or family member who tells you – ‘Don’t get me anything!’ Sound familiar? How about something a bit different – one of our Water Activity Gift vouchers? The perfect gift for that adventurer in your life or one of the above. New for this year we are now offering activity gift vouchers for our fun and exciting range of water based activities right in the heart of Bristol.

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A groom-to-be usually takes a hands-off approach when it comes to organising his stag do. Instead, it tends to be up to his best man and closest friends to make sure it’s a blowout that he’ll never forget. If your mate is soon to walk down the aisle, why not take him canoeing before he finally bites the bullet and says ‘I do’? The activity has proven to be very popular and can be arranged easily through the Adventurous Activity Company. Here are three reasons why the groom-to-be will simply love the idea. It’s unique No stag wants a run-of-the-mill celebration before finally getting hitched. Instead, they crave an activity that is unique. Even though canoeing is rising in popularity, it still ticks the box for being different and the groom-to-be will no doubt appreciate this fact. It’s inclusive If the groom has a say over anything, it is usually the guest list. From teenage nephews to more senior uncles, it can be quite a varied crowd once everyone has been invited. Luckily, canoeing is very inclusive and caters for people of all different ages, abilities and fitness levels. This should mean that everyone can be involved and enjoy the….

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