Team building at Boulders
During the last eighteen months Yolk Recruitment has continued to significantly grow. We’ve invested heavily in training but continued with our policy to enjoy the social aspects of the business. We’ve always found that a strong bond outside of the office results in a more collaborative and supportive working environment. We have always promoted a company culture where individuals are rewarded for their successes but that it is the overall goal of the company that matters the most and to this extent we recently took some of our consultants down to Boulders to help strengthen our team bonds.
The reason we chose Boulders Climbing Centre was that we knew the whole day would revolve around team building rather than it being individually competitive. Boulders put together a great package for us that focussed on creating trust between colleagues and increasing social interaction. The day started with a particularly difficult mental challenge involving a rope and a ladder that really got the team talking. We then had to safely hoist each other up 20ft into the air before moving onto the final and most challenging exercise the ‘leap of faith.’
An important aspect of any team building day is to gather feedback and continue the team bonding after the event. We saw an immediate increase in interaction and collaboration around the office, with consultants sharing leads across divisions and recalling fond memories from the day, proving it was a success.
If you’re thinking of hosting your own team building day then Yolk Recruitment would recommend you pop down to Boulders. Learn more by visiting their website www.bouldersclimbingcentre.co.uk
Lets hear what our team had to say
What element of the day did you find most rewarding?
The leap of faith at the end was a big challenge for me. I’m not great with heights, so to do something like that was amazing and is something I will always look back on and be proud of. I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it though without the encouragement and support from my colleagues and the staff at Boulders.
Emma York, Business Support Consultant
Do you feel that you are closer to your colleagues now?
Definitely. I really got to know some of the newer consultants and our Company Director Dale Williams. It made coming into the office more pleasant having shared such a fun experience with everyone. I think everyone was a bit nervous on the day but we came together and pushed each other on.
Leroy Brito, IT Consultant
Would you recommend Boulders as a corporate team building day?
I would. The whole day was really centred around working together as a team and overcoming challenges. The ladder exercise was particularly challenging as I was the first person to climb it and to be honest I wasn’t sure the guys had come up with the right solution but they had and I got to the top safely.
Sodira Andreou, Administrative Support
Boulders indoor climbing centre in Cardiff specialises in providing personal development facilities for organisations, training providers and recruiters.
Combining the facilities of Boulders with a specially developed range of proven physical activities, provides a powerful learning vehicle that adds value to your training programme; helping you win more clients and promote the retention of your current ones.
Delegates are immediately taken out of their ‘comfort zone’ to enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled experience through practical exercises that provide an exciting sense of achievement, whilst ensuring that it is easy for the training provider to generate key skill attainment evidence.
Strengths of Boulders’ programme:
To ensure absolute relevance to your training programme, Boulders invests in getting to know and understand your training objectives. With close client consultation, Boulders selects a set of physical challenges which will tackle, individually or collectively, the key skills identified by the training objectives. Each bespoke programme aims to change participants’ attitudes in order to help you unlock their true potential and achieve the peak performance that will benefit their work place – always with the focus of generating the crucial evidence of key skills attainment.
The day will be tailored to meet your exact requirements. Boulders’ state-of-the-art meeting room is available for classroom activities, lunch and debrief.
To discuss your requirements, or make a booking, contact Chloe Loftus on 0845 52 118 50, or email email@example.com