Rookin House Activity Centre - Lake District Team Building Activities
Teambuilding out of the work environment is often far more effective than classroom training or exercises in the workplace. Add to that the fabulous Lake District scenery and the variety of locations that are on hand for teambuilding activities and you have a winning combination.
Rookin House have wide experience of running constructive and fun teambuilding programmes based around a number of scenarios.
- Develop effective teamworking and collaboration
- Demonstrate the effect of ineffective teamwork and competitive behaviours
- Explore the impact and consequences of individuals actions
- Explain effective leadership
- Improve communication
Most of all, it will be fun!
Outline of the Search for the Holy Grail
The Search for the Holy Grail is a teamwork development project that can also provide elements of individual personal development. It can be structured either around the Arthurian legend or a more modern setting. It is based on a journey around Ullswater, the Lake District and Eden Valley, the route follows some majestic scenery.
Arriving the evening before, the teams would be provided with their first clue along with crucial research materials in the form of books, maps etc. These will be used throughout the project.
The following morning, with the first clue solved, the teams will set off on the trail of the Holy Grail.
The journey will take them from clue to clue and they will use different methods of transport. Some of the route will be on foot, some by cycle some will be on water and some may be on horseback. As the teams journey on their way they will encounter a number of challenges and also some individuals who may help - or hinder - their passage.
Regular reviews will help teams extract the maximum learning from the event. The exercise will typically develop awareness of competitive and collaborative behaviours, clear and effective communication, control, leadership and delegation - and an out of the workplace environment usually means that a lot can be achieved in a relatively short period of time!
The project ideally lasts for 2 days, giving time for reviews and developing learning. A scaled down version of the project can be run over 1.5 days but with different outcomes.
Who will Benefit?
The programme will be of help to established teams - providing them with a "health check" of how well they are performing. It can also be used to speed up the formation of new teams, or to integrate newer team members into established teams more effectively. It can also give multi-disciplinary teams from the same company more respect and understanding for the role that each plays within a company.