Something interesting happens as we get older. We actually lose many of those skills that are required to be successful in the workplace. As strange as it may seem, we actually perform worse in certain skill sets as we get older. Some groups of school age children will perform better than corporate groups in problem solving initiatives that require strong teamwork. As adults, it looks like we forget how to be team players. We become individualistic to our own detriment.
Embers Asia uses the same experiential approach and problem solving initiatives with children, as it uses with adults. The activities are changed somewhat, to make it more relevant to the participants, but the themes remain constant. Our feeling is that if we focus on team building at a young age, some of the skills that are important in later work and life can be retained.
Most of our international school trips fit the experiential team building into a larger trip framework. Many of the programs last up to 5 days and incorporate such activities as camping, hiking, kayaking, canyoning and other outdoor endeavors.