Excel Fitness took its staff and advisory board on a TEAM BUILDING event at Saint Joseph College on August 16th, 2011. Saint Joseph College’s Adventure Course leader, Justin McGlamery took us through a three hour highly organized and educational course on learning and Team Building Tools. Using such terms as: TRUST, COMMITMENT, Communication and Success.
After two hours of passive tasks and some drills to encourage communication and sharing, we attempted “The Helium Stick!?!?!?” I would love to explain more, but let’s say it took someone in our group to do modified “lamaze breathing” techniques to finally get a rhythm going . Justin said, “Every group has their own way to learn “The Helium Stick, aka The Stick of Death,” why this was ours I do not know. The third hour we did a tire swing relay with our group. Wow, was that harder than I thought it would be! All of the events built upon one another and we succeeded with this task as a group, not as individuals.
I encourage all businesses both big and small, institutional departments or other groups to participate in something like this to not only get out of the office, but to learn about one another. Want to be successful? You got to try something different.
One of our trainers told me they were so happy to work for a company who really wants to keep getting better.
Shawn O’Brien – twitter @shawnexcelfit