If every employer, leader, supervisor, manager and coach took the time to evaluate their team, what might they find? An incohesive and low functioning team can have a detrimental effect on the success of a business, organization or club, and Teambuilding is a great way to help get the dynamics back on course!
The notion of teambuilding in the workplace first emerged in the 1920’s with the Hawthorne Studies which looked at the relationship between productivity and work conditions in an electrics factory in Chicago, USA. Active implementation of teambuilding techniques in business organizations and the sporting world however, only really took off in the 1990’s. Since then, the teambuilding industry has grown at an exponential rate!
What exactly is teambuilding? Teambuilding involves participation of a group in an activity or experience with the aim of enhancing social relations, building effective working relationships, clarifying roles, and identifying and resolving problems. Improving communication, motivation, and fulfillment of a group go hand in hand with increasing performance and productivity.
Problems within a team may be obvious, but quite often issues are subtle and not easily recognized until they are pinpointed through team building. An experience with a team building organization can mean the difference between mediocrity and standing out from the crowd!
Dirty Boots’ recommended teambuilding operators based throughout South Africa are ready to help you take a progressive, fun and exciting step towards excellent team alliance! Perfect for corporate and small business groups, team leaders and managers, sporting and youth groups, family groups, conferences, year-end functions, incentives or just for fun!
A comprehensive choice of indoor and outdoor activities, programmes and experiences from one to several days are available to suit all group demographics and interests including outdoor adventure activities, indoor challenges, strategic team building sessions, creative pursuits, cook-offs, educational tours, community-focussed projects and guided driving and walking safaris.
Below is a convenient, quick reference summary of our recommended team building operators:
Adventure Works, Figure of 8 and Cape Xtreme in Cape Town
All Out Adventure in the Drakensberg
Clubventure near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Induna Adventures in Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Ingwe Forest Adventures near The Crags, Garden Route
Jozi X in Gauteng
Magoebaskloof Adventures, Limpopo
Mankwe Gametrackers near Sun City and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West
Outrageous Adventures, Free State
Red Cherry Adventures in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Swazi Trails in Swaziland
Tri Active Events Management in Elgin, Overberg
Wild Five Adventures near Oribi Gorge, South Coast