MEET & CELEBRATE
Meet & Celebrate
We have found the following research benefits challenge course participants in the following ways
In a study by Goldenberg, Klenosky, O’Leary and Templin (2000) it was found that participants in a challenge course program reaped the following benefits.
Higher levels of trust, teamwork and communication post program
Participants reported being more effective, efficient and having the ability to build stronger relationships with others
Increased self-fulfillment, sense of accomplishment and enjoyment of life.
A study by Smith and Priest (in press) found that there was a 21-41% gain in teamwork as a result of a corporate adventure-training program (as measured on the Team Development Inventory Scale).
According to Priest (in press) after a 2 year period of study, which one of those years was a corporate adventure training program for all employees with no other training or development schemes, the company being studied transformed from an autocratic bureaucracy dominated by rules to a more empowered and team oriented environment where people were valued
Owen (1990) found in a study of a financial companies sales force that after an experiential ropes course training program there was significant post training increases in group supportiveness and group image as well as a decline in within-group conflicts.
It has been noted that experiential learning approaches are more memorable than traditional methods, and instill skills knowledge and behaviors that remain with participants long after training is completed (Akande, 1992).
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