The French Island located just to the West of the Port Philip Bay is a rather large but sparsely populated island home to many species of plants and animals. It has a circumference or a coastline of approximately 70 kilometres and therefore lends itself to many spots of interest. These spots of interest may be for kayakers, wildlife photographers, marine biologists and divers. The island itself has a very small population of humans, but some people live here and there are some restaurants and rooms there for those who might need them. Most people usually find themselves staying at the Southern Philip Island nearby which is much more developed.
I chose to go to French Island for a kayaking experience. I wanted to experience one of these wild outdoor adventures in Melbourne and check out what it was all about. I wanted to take an entire day and kayak the entire 70 km coastline of French Island, to see all the sights that it had to offer. Although a Herculean task, I was prepared for it, and had developed the necessary endurance for it. I packed my bags and lodged myself at one of the rooms at French Island, to start my kayaking trip the next morning.
I started near the southern tip and kayaked my way around in a clockwise fashion. Kayaking up the Western face of this island was rather delightful as I had a nearly straight coast to follow and the wind was in my favour. After I took the right turn at the North Western edge, my eyes became bright as I sighted the famous bay of the French Island Marine National Park. The waters were quite easy to navigate as this body of water was bordered to the North by the mainland and to the South by the French Island itself. As I took a turn at the Western edge, I started experiencing some wind resistance and could feel myself slowing down. It was quite a struggle paddling over here. But eventually I made it all the way around and completed the trip. I was proud of myself and I was definitely looking forward to future outdoor adventures in Melbourne that would keep me pumped up, excited, and eager to go.
Organizations conduct team building activities for various reasons. There are those that book for the services of team building facilitators to enhance team performance while there are those that intends to improve communications within units and among team members. There are also activities that intend to bring team members closer together for better organizational dynamics. Regardless of the reason, team building activities can bring positive results to organizations. To effectively achieve your goals, hire experts for team building activities who will facilitate the event. Here are tips to hire the right facilitators.
Years in the industry
Check the number of years the company has been operating. It would be best to hire a team that has been in the business for over 10 years since this will connote that they gained expertise in the industry. Ask the company on the number of team building activities that they have conducted.
Positive feedback or testimonials
One of the things that you should consider in selecting a company that conducts team building activities is the feedback provided by its customers. You can find customer feedback and testimonials at the service provider’s website or in forums around the net. You might also want to get the contact information of the company’s previous customers to obtain direct feedback.
A reliable team building company talks with you and asks for your activity requirements. After that, they will craft an activity proposal based on your needs. Every organization has varied needs so the company should not provide a generic approach in handling team building activities. Ask cost estimates from different service providers for better rates and services comparison.
You don’t have to spend beyond your budget just to provide quality activity to your team but at the same time, do not compromise quality over price. This is the reason why you ask for cost estimates from different service providers of team building activities in your area. Aside from the rate, consider the expertise of the facilitators, the tools and methods their team uses including their availability.