TEAM BUILDING IN GENOA AND SURROUNDINGS WITH OUTDOOR PORTOFINO
Looking for a team building course in Genoa and Liguria? We’ll take care of it: discover the solutions we designed to improve the social skills of your work team surrounded by nature!
Human capital is fundamental for every type of company: better results will come, but only if the work teams are effective. So, if you are looking for a different (and even fun) way to consolidate your team, you are in the right place!
CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS
Before we begin: do you know how team building works? This is a series of activities that are not directly related to work activities, aimed at busting communication and interpersonal processes between participants with the aim of establishing a climate of trust and collaboration between members of a working group, such as, for example, a team of employees of the same company.
An ideal context for team building experience is an atmosphere distant from the working environment, in which the people involved are used to relate normally. Participants discover each other’s most human side, and are able to establish a personal connection that also strengthens the professional one.
Recently, many companies chose to integrate team building activities into their human resource management plan for its positive impact on their workers.
CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WORKS: SCIENCE SAYS SO
Several studies of group psychology, in fact, have highlighted how team building activities contribute to developing in the participants relational and social skills, such as the ability to cooperate, the ability to pursue a common goal and even creativity!
Here are some of the important aspects at the heart of team building activities:
- Tendency to stimulate precision in the performance of task
- Definition of shared objectives
- Cooperation, dialogue and consequent integration of roles
- Sharing individual aspirations
- Definition of a common working method for the whole team
- Development of failure management capacity and restar
- Facilitating task execution processes and synchronicity
These are some of the positive effects of these activities on a working group. But what if the logic of team building is integrated with fun outdoor activities? We at Outdoor Portofino wanted to try and find out, and the result was amazing.
OPEN-AIR TEAM BUILDING: THE IDEAS OF OUTDOOR PORTOFINO
In Outdoor Portofino we are committed to finding an alternative solution to conventional team building experiences, still focusing on traditional objectives, but in a completely different context to transform this activity in an even more immersive one. Then, after analyzing several options, we chose to focus on orienteering, a sport born in the Scandinavian countries at the beginning of the Twentieth century. During the activity, the participating teams have to field their skills to explore unknown places, reaching the final goal before the other competing groups. It is a good opportunity to explore new territories, but orienteering is also the ideal activity for team building because it brings the participants together, pursuing a common goal, just like in the work environment.
In Outdoor Portofino we have introduced different types of Orienteering: in the street, in the woods and in mixed paths, different programs full of outdoor team activities designed to suit all types of groups (and companies) intercepting the most disparate needs. Let’s discover them together!
A mute map, a compass and a pen: here are the ingredients of our street orienteering in the maze of the genoese old narrow streets called ‘’caruggi’’ and in the charming villages of eastern Liguria.
After receiving all the necessary equipment and listening to a brief introduction of the activities from our guides, participants can immerse themselves in the adventure that will lead them to discover an unusual side of the historic center of Genoa and the villages of Santa Margherita, Camogli and Portofino. At Outdoor Portofino street orienteering you learn, discover and interact with the environment and with your teammates while having fun!
The same concept of orienteering on land, but this time in the marine protected area of Portofino! Participants will be provided with a kayak or a sup, a paddle, a mask, a map and a compass. Our guides will show the teams the route to reach their goal in the shortest possible time, before the other competing teams. A mix of sport, teamwork and fun in the beautiful setting of the Marine Protected Area of Portofino.
What better way to consolidate your work team than by diving into the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian sea?
ORIENTEERING CHALLENGE: A TEAM BUILDING COURSE WITH AN EXTRA GEAR
For the more adventurous teams who want to add some adrenaline to their experience, we have designed this solution: a combination of classic orienteering and survival activities that can take place in the Portofino Park, in the Levantine villages, or in the caruggi of the Old Town of which the iconic Genoese songwriter Fabrizio De Andrè sang.
The Outdoor Portofino orienteering challenge is a team adventure, a real immersive experience in which teams must reach predetermined stages using only a map, a compass and their instincts. Each stage includes a test that teams must pass, such as building a shelter, lighting a fire or identifying paths.
An adrenaline and fun activity that allows participants to experience the territory in an unusual way, learning to work in a team and honing the sense of orientation.
But it’s not over! We have designed another fun activity in nature that can be the alternative to a classic team building course… And we did it using the paddleboard!
SUP GAMES FOR TEAM BUILDING
Sup, paddle, water games and fun: this is what animates the Outdoor Portofino Sup Games in the clear waters of Paraggi Bay.
There are many activities on the program: from relay games to games of dexterity and balance, from water games with the ball to swimming… All while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Bay of Paraggi, a gem set in the Ligurian east coast, right near our headquarters in Niasca!
Fun, sport and nature are the protagonists of an unforgettable day in which participants divided into teams will develop and consolidate their interpersonal skills, focusing on group dynamics and achieving common goals.
TEAM BUILDING IN GENOA: THE ADVANTAGES OF AN OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
Practicing team building activities in the outdoor context and immersing yourself in nature allows participants to live an experience that will change their perception of the concept of team, bringing out new personal and character aspects that are fundamental also in the working environment.
Another important aspect is that all activities are suitable for all types of people, from beginners to the more experienced, making the basis of all programs two cornerstones of our vision: safety and fun . If you want to know more, visit our website and discover all the details of the outdoor activities for team building in Genoa and Liguria, or contact us, we will be happy to help you and your team organize a sharing experience that you will hardly forget!