Participants need to negotiate, discuss, identify personal and team goals, and establish procedures and norms that will increase productivity.
'I have great pleasure in providing this endorsement of the services offered by River Rats. The professional team at River Rats went out of their way to ensure that our needs were fully met. They demonstrated a great deal of flexibility in designing a one day programme which took account of and complimented the models and leadership principles we needed our Team Leaders to learn. I also found their obsession with safety to be most reassuring, and I felt totally confident that our people were in good hands.
I fully intend to use the services of Justin and his team in the future and would recommend the Whitewater rafting experience to any company seeking a stimulating and challenging team building and leadership training experience for their people.'
Richard Jeffery Manager, Learning & Development The Warehouse Australia Ltd
'A very big thank you for a fantastic day. You certainly exceeded my expectations and the staff are still buzzing.
A very well organised and well run day. Activities a good mixture of problem solving, physical, new experiences, fear, relaxation and fun. Who'd have thought so much, involving so many, could be shoe-horned into just one day! A fine testament to Justin's organisational skills. I am struggling to find any thing to say as 'constructive criticism'. Only that the raft ride was over far too quickly. Could the river not be extended, and some more rapids added????!!!!!'
Sara, Kerimed Doctors Partnership
A big thank you for a wonderful day last Saturday . What a responsibility taking us A - cycling with our levels of skill/fitness and B - Rafting. You guys were simply amazing we had a ball, i am still grinning from ear to ear- the photos are incredible. On a personal note I beat my fear of water, the only time I got nervous was when we practised on the shore then I had to swap sides in the H2O. Your patience and kindness was suberb at no time at all did I feel a total unco (ordinated) even though I am,and the high I think we all felt was amazing. The laughter was soooo great. We all acted like a bunch of kids, great destressor.
Would you believe we danced til 12 at the Skyline I think the DJ thought we would tell him to stop.
I know it is your job but once again thank you my confidence is way up there and not only to do with physical things. Keep up the good work, I would only be one of the many that you have taken on this adventure and left feeling I could do anything even thou I am in my sixties May the rest of your lives be one happy caring adventure.
Team Building Day Participants
Hi there Justin
A BIG THANKYOU from all of us at Carter Plumbing.
You organised a GREAT DAY’s ADVENURE/ACTIVITIES for us.
The Activities certainly pushed us all out of our comfort zones, especially the rafting. Some of us are dead keen to do another one, probably on the Wairoa. We’ll get back to you as soon as we’ve picked a date to suit.
Once agains…THANKS HEAPS!!!
Administrator, JT Carter Plumbing
Team Building follow up 3 months later
Thanks for the follow up. I too find it fascinating. For our team I believe that the benefits were largely personal ones for some of the members who overcame huge barriers. However there were indirect spin offs from that in that those people have subsequently made choices and decisions which they should have done a long time ago and this has been positive for the team as a whole. Our trip confirmed that we were already a good team but did strengthen bonds and has built trust. They are not tangible effects as such, rather a moving forward with a team approach to day to day tasks. Communication is certainly improved. We are fortunate that we are a stable team and so the benefits of the team building will continue.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our day with you and would recommend you highly.
We hope business is good and wish you well.
Kerimed Doctors Partnership