Why Team Building is the Best Investment You’ll Make

It’s no surprise to hear that team building is important but it’s also not a shock to learn most staff don’t look forward to it! In today’s world, it seems that “team building” has a bad rap.

As Forbes’ Brian Scudamore put it, “in most companies when a supervisor says, “We’re going to do some team building!’ employees start re-running old episodes of The Office. It’s one thing to see it on TV, but getting a real-life taste of your manager mimicking Steve Carell’s insanely-awkward-try-hard leadership style just isn’t as funny” or enjoyable!

Despite its reputation, team building is effective in building trust, mitigating conflict, encouraging better communication, and increasing team collaboration. “Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. It can also be adventurous and enjoyable if you do it with a little pizzazz,” says Scudamore.

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Team Building With a Twist

That’s where we come in. Experiences like our Geo-Loco GPS treasure hunts are the perfect mix of new challenges, outdoor fun and collaborative team building to reinspire and reconnect your team. This “shared goal experience” mimics a successful workplace dynamic where smaller teams must first accomplish their tasks before the entire company can realize its goal.

Our interactive, game-based learning, taps into what research has suggested for centuries – that fun is not just beneficial to learning but, by many reports, required for authentic learning and long-term memory.

Blue Water Events has created unique, fresh and fun team building experiences that can be entirely set up for you and your staff.

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Happy Employees Are Good For Business

As Megan Biro writes in her article, Happy Employees = Hefty Profits, “there’s plenty of hard evidence that shows that happy employees lead directly to better performance and higher profits. Last year revenues increased by an average of 22.2 percent for the 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these same companies added new employees at rate that was five times higher than the national average.

It’s a given to want your employees to be happy at their workplace, but creating and maintaining a positive work culture can be harder than you might expect, especially within the confines of the office.

At Blue Water Events, we offer sophisticated excursions outside of the workplace that strike the perfect balance between work event and relaxed social. After an afternoon of Geo-Loco team building, your staff will be more motivated, engaged, and productive when back in the office and they’ll thank you for a really fun afternoon out of the office too.

Ultimately, successful team building efforts directly impact the bottom line of your business.

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Here are a few concrete benefits of team building:

  • Enables better communication
  • Diminishes misunderstandings and judgments
  • Identifies and develops the strengths of others
  • Urges self-awareness of one’s own strengths and weaknesses
  • Cultivates problem-solving skills
  • Boosts morale and job appreciation
  • Encourages creativity and innovation
  • Breaks down barriers

How Can We Enhance Your Team Building Efforts?

Whether you’re a department head, sales professional, or HR manager, Blue Water Events can help you drive your business forward.

As office teams are becoming more widespread and disconnected, Blue Water Events empowers leaders and teammates to cultivate direct connections with one another – without the hassle or pressure of coordinating the event itself.

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What team building experience do we offer?

Geo-LocoGeo-Loco: Geo-Loco is a high-tech, fully interactive, treasure hunt using tablets loaded with real-time GPS tracking technology. Geo-Loco is perfect for corporate team building or as an activity planned after a long day of conference sessions.
Blue Water Events - Cayman - Glow GolfGlow Golf: Amp up your client meetings with a game of golf on the water. Play individually or as a team to gather as many points on the tablet scorecard by hitting any of the three 12 foot interactive targets with our glow in the dark golf balls.
Blue Water Events - Cayman - Fancy Dress PartyFancy Dress Party: Throw a costume party any day of the year with style! The digital invites will include a curated image gallery of different costume ideas that fit the theme. While cruising Cayman’s sparkling waters, your staff will have a Fancy Dress Experience like no other!
Blue Water Events - Cayman - Poker RunPoker Run: As you sip your yummy drink and nibble on your Clams Casino and Show Me the Money Meatballs, you get your next two cards–Unbelievable! A queen and a jack.
Blue Water Events - Cayman - Board MeetingNot Your Ordinary Board Meeting: Think outside of the boardroom! Science has proven that being on the water can bring about increased innovation and insight, plus a sense of happiness and satisfaction with life at the moment.
For more information about pricing and availability please email info@bluewaterevents.com or call 345 916-8244.

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