I know from past experience that hearing of a corporate team-building trip is usually met with a bunch of sighs and disappointment.  My fellow co-workers would moan that we’re doing some random event with no purpose, that was filled with all of the “bosses” walking around making everyone feel on edge.  So now that you’ve been given the responsibility to plan your next corporate team-building event, the pressure is most certainly at an all-time high. 

Luckily for you, we know a thing or two about planning some incredible corporate team-building events.  We’re the premier outdoor adventure park in the MA, NY, and WI areas with miles of zip-lines, rope courses, bridges, and trees covering our campuses.  But….before we talk about how to plan the ultimate trip, here are 3 ways to avoid disappointing everyone

How to Avoid a Bad Corporate Team Building Trip

We know that not all corporate team building trips are created equal, however, we think we have the secret sauce to make sure they’re all a ton of fun for your employees.

Tip #1: Listen to Your Employees

We know this sounds like the easiest tip on the face of the earth, but we’ve heard of some HORROR stories.  Talk to your employees and see what they enjoy doing.  Find out what truly is going on within the teams you’re taking to this event and see how the event might help (or hurt) your teams. 

We could tell you countless stories, but we think this quote from the Director of Cheerleading for the New England Patriots speaks for itself, “This was one of the best decisions I have made as a coach, taking my team to this facility. Many stepped outside of their comfort zone, they did it together, they had fun, and they made memories that will last a lifetime.”

Tip #2: Find Something Fun that EVERYONE Can Do

Don’t plan an event because it’s something that only you enjoy doing.  Consider your staff’s abilities and how it may relate to the business.  We say this because events can make staff feel excluded or inferior to their fellow team members. 

It’s why we LOVE telling people that we offer nearly 10 courses (of all different skill levels) at each of our New York, Wisconsin and Massachusetts parks.  We offer ziplines, rope swings, bridges and challenges that can be scaled up or down depending on each team you assign.  That means that every employee can take part without feeling like they might embarrass themselves in front of everyone. 

Tip #3: Don’t Forget Why You’re Doing This

It’s easy to lose sight of why you began planning this trip for your employees.  While it’s built as a rewarding experience for your employees, it’s also to strengthen the team as a unit.  We recommend discussing with your employees during your trip the relationship between the activity and why you think it ties back to their work.

Your Corporate Team Building Trip in NY, MA and WI

Regardless of where you plan to host your next corporate team-building trip, make sure you truly consider your employees.  As the lifeblood of your business, remember that they want to have a fun and rewarding experience. 

We pride ourselves on our reputation and our past corporate team-building events.  We’ve had the pleasure of hosting teams from IBM, GE Healthcare, Mastercard, PepsiCo, Morgan Stanley, and more across our parks.  As they continue to return for more team-building trips we continue to build on our offerings, which allows us to demonstrate that here at Boundless Adventures we truly bring teams together.