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Indoor go karting as a team building activity: How it can improve communication and collaboration

Indoor go karting has become a popular corporate activity for team building events in recent years. It’s an exhilarating way for colleagues to bond while engaging in friendly competition. However, go karting isn’t just a fun activity; it can also have a positive impact on communication and collaboration within the workplace.

Encourages collaborative working

In a typical team building event, employees are divided into teams and are tasked with completing challenges or solving problems. These challenges are often artificial and don’t necessarily reflect the day-to-day tasks employees face in the workplace. Whereas with indoor go karting, individuals have to work together towards a common goal in a high-pressure and competitive environment.

Go karting is a fast paced activity that demands quick thinking, communication, and partnership. Teams must strategise and work together to achieve their best lap times, and in doing so, they develop a sense of camaraderie and teamwork.

We’ve seen this time and time again at Absolutely Karting. Our Team Endurance package, for example, will test a team’s stamina, communication, and collaboration skills, as well as their ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Teams must work together to complete as many laps as possible within a set amount of time. It’s a challenging task that requires every team member to be on the same page.

Brings EVERYONE together on neutral ground

Indoor go karting provides a neutral ground where employees can interact with each other in a fun and informal setting. In many workplaces, employees may feel hesitant to interact with colleagues from different departments or seniority levels. This can create separation within the organisation and hinder employee relationships.

Indoor go karting provides an opportunity for staff to interact with each other on a personal level. It breaks down barriers and allows individuals to get to know each other outside of the workplace. This, in turn, can lead to better interaction and cooperation. By being able to communicate with colleagues in a different environment, employees who were previously hesitant to interact can develop a newfound respect and appreciation for their team mates – and build relationships that would not have been possible without the team building activity.

Indoor go karting is for everyone

Go karting is an activity that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their skill level or experience. It’s an inclusive activity that brings people together, rather than highlighting differences. This is particularly important for team building activities, as it ensures that everyone feels included and valued.

We offer a range of go karting packages for team building or client activities. Our packages cater to a range of skill levels, from beginners to experienced racers. We believe that everyone can benefit from the team building aspects of go karting, regardless of their racing ability. We also have state-of-the-art twin-seat karts at our Bristol and Maidenhead tracks, which are ideal for people who have additional needs.

We’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that indoor go karting can have on creating an encouraging team dynamic. So, if you’re looking for a fun and effective team building activity, consider taking your team to one of our indoor go karting venues. We have a selection of race packages that you can book online for our Bristol and Maidenhead tracks, or get in touch with us to create a bespoke event for your team.

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