Corporate Team Building
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We’ve all done them—the ziplines, the climbing walls, the orienteering challenges. These staple team-building exercises can certainly be helpful, but sometimes you need something truly original to drive your employees to come together as a team.
If you’re looking for a new twist on team-building that will challenge your herd in fresh ways—and that will foster greater productivity, communication, and employee satisfaction in a matter of three purposeful hours—look no further than Hunkapi’s four-legged business coaches, who happen to be horses.
Horse Play is anything but business as usual
It’s a sunny day in Scottsdale, and you’re standing in an arena with your team and a herd of horses. Your assignment: Pick a horse and get it to go over a two-and-a-half-foot jump at the other end of the arena. The catch: You’ll be given five rules that will make this already daunting task even more challenging.
The interesting thing about horses is that they’re a lot like people—intelligent, capable, and relational. They’ve also retained their instinctual ability to read and interpret body language. As a result, horses mirror your individual and team energy. Horse Play is designed to shift that energy in a positive direction and create concrete change in the workplace.
Does your team feel unproductive, disconnected, and unmotivated? Are you missing productivity goals or failing to reach desired outcomes? Those problems will be evident in the arena, and our four-legged business coaches will become the catalyst for overcoming them. As your team shifts its negative dynamics—which are as common in the arena as they are in the workplace—the seemingly impossible Horse Play exercises will become achievable, and your team will tackle them with enthusiasm and flow.
Take three hours to positively transform your team!
Our lead facilitator will communicate with your team lead prior to the event in order to understand your overarching goals for Horse Play. This conversation will include a review of any problems or challenges your team is facing.
Your goals will guide the conversation after each exercise, during which our facilitators will make constructive observations and encourage your team members to reflect deeply on their strengths and challenges. Our facilitator’s direct, grounded, and often humorous style cultivates a safe environment where employees feel open, receptive, and eager to create change both as individuals and on behalf of your company.
When you return to work, you will see a noticeable shift in the energy, enthusiasm, and productivity of your team.
- The quiet employee who was afraid to speak up will finally share his insights and ideas in meetings.
- The manager with the dominant leadership style will be aware of the strengths and pitfalls of her approach, and she’ll be better equipped to empower other team members to take the lead when needed.
- The employee who mentally checks out whenever things get tough will be newly invested in the success of the team after realizing that he’s an important part of it.
Let’s not forget the overall boost to employee satisfaction that Horse Play provides. You’ll hear more laughter in the hallways and more innovative ideas in the boardroom. Your employees will communicate with greater clarity and understanding. In other words, expect a work force that is more productive and more loyal to your company.
Why choose Horse Play over a similar team-building program elsewhere?
First of all, many other programs give primacy to team-building activities and don’t provide adequate time for employees to reflect on their experience. With Horse Play, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to debrief between activities, so that employees internalize the lessons learned and actually change their energy, attitude, and behavior when they return to the workplace. Our four-legged business coaches bring challenges to light in an indisputable fashion, while our facilitator creates an environment of openness, learning, and change. In other words, Horse Play is more than just a fun exercise—it’s an investment in your work force that more than pays for itself in terms of productivity and employee retention.
Second, unlike ropes courses or climbing walls, horses provide immediate feedback about your group dynamics. They act as an energetic and emotional mirror, and it’s only when your team works together in a positive way that the tasks at hand can be accomplished.
Third, horses amplify the natural fear involved in team-building activities. This heightens the emotional vulnerability of the experience and requires your employees to dig deep within themselves. As one participant from San Diego, California, explains, “The horses brought out my truest self. I found an inner strength and courage I never knew I had.”
For a more creative, productive, and satisfied work force, call us at (480) 393-0870 today to schedule your Horse Play session.