Written by Karl Broadbent on February 27, 2017
Finding the right team building activity for your company can be tough, so we’ve made this decision super easy for you. Choose paintball. Paintball develops a number of skills that are essential in the workplace, improves relationships between your team, and keeps morale and productivity high. This article showcases 6 of the best reasons why paintball is a fantastic team building activity and helps establish formidable teams.
Paintball can help develop strong leadership skills. Some will lead their team and others will follow. Good leaders listen to their team and are listened to, they motivate and inspire their team, understand their team’s strengths and where they will best be delegated, are proactive, and find the best way for the team to reach their objective. These skills a transferable and will help leaders to be made on the paintball field and in the office.
- Relieve Stress
Stress is an incredibly negative force in the workplace. We all get stressed due to the excessive pressures and demands, and with so much work to get done it can be hard to find down time. Paintball relieves stress as it is a fun and physical activity which releases endorphins which reduce stress. Paintball is a chance to get out of the office and have some fun to forget about that everlasting to-do list. Decreasing stress levels improves productivity, so your team will be more motivated to get more work done.
- Problem Solving
Paintball is a game of strategy and tactics. You need to have a clear strategy and always think two moves ahead of your opposition to determine the best thing your team can do to win. This will improve problem-solving skills in the office, as you need to constantly resolve issues, think outside the box to overcome obstacles, and determine the best way to reach your objective with a foolproof strategy.
Communication is one of the prime skills needed at work, and for success in paintball. Paintball encourages communication between teammates in order to win the game. Communicate clearly and listen carefully to teammates to strategise a plan. During the game, share your knowledge and ideas by telling teammates the next moves you’re making, whether you need cover, and who you’ve hit. Paintball encourages people to communicate with each other to achieve their goals, much like is needed in the workplace.
Teamwork is key in paintball and key to thriving in business. Paintball encourages allies to work together to win the game. The team who wins is the team that best utilises teamwork to achieve their aims. As in the workplace, everyone needs to do their bit and come together, as they will work better as a whole team rather than independently.
- Improve Relationships
Paintball will help to build better relationships and lift team spirit. It’s a chance to have fun, get to know each other, and improve relationships. Improved relationships keep morale high, improves company culture, and increases staff retention.
There are so many reasons why paintball is fantastic for team building. It improves leadership, relieves stress and boosts morale and productivity, develops problem-solving skills, increases communication and teamwork, and promotes positive relationships, company culture, and staff retention. So next time you are planning a team building exercise for your corporation, give paintball a go and build exceptional teams whilst having fun.