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  • Writer's pictureShravani Lenka

How does outbound training develop team relationships and leadership skills?

Hands on experiential learning programs help enhance potential and performance of individuals, teams and therefore organizations. When an individual is able to experience a certain situation his mind is able to fathom a solution much quicker than when it is imagined or read about.

During any outbound training, the individual is put through so many different activities that make him use all his senses. He learns about his own potential and also learns the important skills required to work in a team. He learns to respect opinions of others, understand different viewpoints and use it all to the advantage of the team. Most often, the best teams have individuals who develop an understanding of their own as well as each other’s strengths and weaknesses so that they can maximize their strengths and look at ways to improve on their weaknesses.

Outbound training not only enhances interpersonal relationships, it also helps hone leadership skills. Taking initiative, quick decision making, thinking on the feet, problem solving, critical thinking are all attributes of a good leader. When the whole team is put into a stressful survival situation which requires clear thinking to find a solution, suddenly a leader might emerge who will get the team to work together in order to overcome the situation. In such situations individuals who emerge as leaders, most often are unaware of their own potential as leaders. They need to be recognized and encouraged to explore their potential a lot more.

Practical solutions to problems that seem insurmountable are much easier in an outbound training session. This environment is the most conducive for high energy interactions, positive flow of thought and unbelievable discoveries of self and team.

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