It might be challenging to find the ideal group activity for your organisation, but here at Kilkenny Activity Centre, we can make it easier for you. The solution is as simple as going paintballing. While we may be biased, there is a lot of logic to this …
PAINTBALL FOR TEAMBUILDING
Paintball is a fantastic way to learn many practical skills useful in virtually any job. In addition, it enhances the morale and productivity of your personnel by fostering a better working environment.
The following are just a few of the main reasons why paintball is an excellent option for business outings and how it can assist in building strong, cohesive teams in the office.
In the workplace, communication is a fundamental ability that is often disregarded.
You and your teammates must communicate effectively when playing paintball to have a successful game. Using paintball to foster teamwork is an excellent strategy for winning the game. Clear communication is essential, so pay attention when your teammates begin to plan and strategize.
Share your thoughts with your teammates during the game by letting them know your next move, requesting cover if needed, and letting them know who you’ve hit.
To succeed, players in paintball are encouraged to actively participate in the process of communication. Because communication is critical to the success of a team and the success of each person on it, everyone gains by communicating.
Strong leadership skills can be developed, demonstrated, or even recognized in paintball.
Some members of the team will take the lead (and hopefully lead their team to victory), while others will follow. Strong leaders listen to their team members and ensure they are also heard to encourage and motivate their coworkers. They also learn their teammates’ skills and weaknesses and how to use them most effectively so that the team may discover the most direct route to achieving their field objectives.
The skills you learn on the paintball field may be applied at work, and you’ll witness leaders emerge right before your eyes.
3. Relieving Stress
When it comes to the workplace, stress has the potential to be a hugely negative and even destructive force. Some people express their stress by lashing out at others, while others prefer to keep their feelings inside, leading to misperceptions of moodiness or quietness. Anxiety can arise from a variety of external factors, including challenges in one’s personal and professional life and changes in the job. Paintball is a sure-fire way to de-stress, no matter what the source of your tension may be.
Stress-relieving endorphins are released into your body while you play paintball since it is both fun and physical activity, so your body is releasing endorphins while you’re having fun and forgetting about what was causing your stress in the first place! As a result, the phrase “Happy days!” now has a literal meaning.
Playing paintball with coworkers to promote teamwork is also a fantastic way to grab some time away from the office. It’s time to put that apparently endless to-do list away. As soon as you return to work, your productivity will rocket because of reduced stress levels. At work, everyone will have more energy and enthusiasm.
4. Problem Solving
Paintball is a game of agility and strategy. A well-planned strategy and the ability to think two steps ahead of your opponents are necessary to ensure that you and your team take the best possible route to victory. This is another totally transferable skill.
There is a constant need to deal with challenges and problems in the job; thus, this will help you develop your problem-solving skills. Think outside the box to overcome barriers and identify the best way to reach your goal utilising an unbeatable strategy.
5. Improving Relationships
Even though shooting at your coworkers may seem counterproductive, paintball is an excellent way to strengthen bonds among coworkers and boost the spirit of cooperation. It’s all about having fun at the end of the day. Forget about who shot whom since it’s just a game, and there will be more to play. Staff retention increases as you get to know one another better and strengthen your bonds. This, in turn, translates to better staff morale and improved company culture. Who would have guessed that a day of paintballing would yield so much?