Better than seen on TV, The Amazing Race Adventure is the perfect competitive team building event.
Prepare to embark on an adventure that takes participants on a competitive race throughout a variety of locations: your resort, the surrounding city or countryside, or through the backcountry of your choice. In small teams, participants engage in a challenge where the objective is to locate race checkpoints, solve intricate team challenges and then travel to the next checkpoint. Roadblocks, detours and cunning problem solving challenges abound throughout the day. Program design depends on the time of year, program duration, and physical ability of the group.
Tim Walther talks about taking the lessons of the Amazing Race back to the workplace
Why do we participate in team building events? In the video below, Grand Dynamics President Tim Walther shares insights about the purpose of an “Amazing Race Adventure” and how to transfer concepts back to the workplace. The common theme is that the activities, while novel, distinct, dramatic and metaphoric are certainly fun and energizing for participants, ITS NOT ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES THEMSELVES.
Team challenges, such as forming a human arrow, playing the drums with a street performer, riding a ferris wheel or creating a song about your company’s dream, are metaphors which have a deeper, and often intentionally subconscious, meaning. A carefully designed experiential learning program for corporate meetings and events will consider these elements and align them with the most important elements that the meeting is designed to reinforce.
This video and speech by Grand Dynamics President explains this insight, celebrates the process and value of shared experiences and how to BRING IT BACK and transfer those ideas to the workplace.
Activities May Include
GPS/map/compass navigation, hiking, climbing, rappelling, kayaking, rafting, team initiative challenges, a giant maze, search & rescue, fly fishing, mud runs and more! Modes of transportation may include bus, van, SUV, bikes, rafts, kayaks, snowshoes, horseback riding, or foot travel.
Program themes include International Adventure, Wyoming Cowboy, the Corporate Connection, and /or specific corporate themes.
- Covering diverse terrain and getting to know your location
- Diversity of activities in a short period of time
- Competitive small team environment increases team building intensity
- Course checkpoints, detours and roadblocks, allowing teams to stay in close proximity
- Physically challenging but not too demanding
- Corporate themes may be interwoven into the program to highlight business objectives
- FUN, FUN FUN!