The team here at Portland Team Building works hard to ensure that you have a fun-filled, educational team building event. We consistently provide the highest quality events to everyone from the smallest business to the biggest of the Fortune 500 companies, with events and activities to suit most every budget and every schedule.
Our versatile facilitators can cover all ends of the spectrum, from the light and fun atmosphere of charity team building workshops to the deep insight found in our professional development workshops. We’d love to show you why we’re proud to be the #1 team building company in Oregon and Washington!
While we focus on the greater Portland and Seattle areas, our facilitators travel across the country and across the globe delivering world-class training – wherever you decide to hold your event, we’ll be there! With an average of 20 years in the industry, each of our facilitators has a Masters degree in a related field, and spend countless hours each year keeping their skills current and cutting-edge.
Too often our team members work as a silo, busy with their daily routine and not seeing the big picture. By incorporating exercises that teach them that every single component of a team is critical to it’s success, they learn to work with the others in your organization. When they take these lessons back to the workplace, everybody benefits!
When we work in silos, our communication skills suffer. In today’s fast-paced world, interpersonal communication has fallen by the wayside – there’s a reason why Twitter is such a hit with their 140 character limit! Our team building workshops help bring those communication skills back with interactive team exercises that will have everyone laughing.
We all know how to do our job, and we all probably do it very well. We know the routines, we know the common problems, we know how to get things done. Until that big bump hits. Our activities teach your team how to develop creative problem solving skills to help them through those big bumps. Without the skills necessary to respond quickly in these situations, the stress level builds and the work environment degrades rapidly. We can show you how to avoid all of that!
Change is inevitable, and change is constant. The United States Marine Corps has a motto – adapt and overcome. For them, it’s a life-and-death situation. For us, it could be the difference between the life and death of our career. Those without the skills necessary to adapt to continual change often find themselves quickly becoming obsolete, the 8-track player in today’s MP3 world. If they don’t adapt, they are overcome by those with the necessary skills to keep up in today’s fast-paced work environment.
Too often big business becomes cumbersome, a lumbering, sluggish beast. Unable to match pace and innovation with smaller, more agile startups, they fall behind for no other reason than their own lack of quick thinking. Replace your 1970’s bell-bottoms and platforms and get your team on the fast-track to becoming the agile, high-performance team you need to make a change in your organization. Our instructors have the tools and the experience to give your team the skills necessary to think quickly and outside of their norm.
Face it – we ALL need a pick-me-up now and then! A well-orchestrated team building event is fun for everyone, and gives everybody a sense of ‘team’ as well as the feeling that they matter. They also realize that the business cares about them as an individual contributor as well as a team member when they see your organization put this investment into building the team.
We all have the “unknown” coworkers. Sure, we see them day in and day out, but we don’t “know” them and hence we don’t necessarily trust them. Oh, we’re not worried about them stealing our lunch money, we just don’t know what makes them tick and we don’t know if we can count on them to pull their weight when the time comes. Our team building workshops help to instill trust on our coworkers by helping us to understand their personality styles – what makes them tick! And by interfacing with them in our fast-paced, fun interactive environment, they get to know them as a person, as an individual, as a human. The human factor helps to build that trust and break down those barriers.
This is the 500lb gorilla in the room. Different personality styles means that there will always be conflict in the workplace. We help your team learn how to mitigate and mediate those conflicts with our proven methods based on personality styles. Don’t let small conflicts turn into business-damaging fiascos!