Outbound Training is a training method for enhancing organizational performance through experiential learning. Such programs are often also referred to as outdoor management development.
Outbound Training generally revolve around activities designed to improve leadership, communication skills, planning, change management, delegation, teamwork, and motivation. Participants are divided into teams and assigned tasks or activities for completion in a specified time.
Achievement, performance and behaviors during these activities are reviewed through a process of discussion called debriefing, to identify behaviors that enhance performance or lead to failure or decreased performance. Strategies are formulated to deal with factors that hinder, and these strategies are then put to use in the activities that follow, to test their effectiveness and ultimately help the participants learn to change behaviors or processes back at work.
In Outbound Training Sessions, the facilitator invites the group to achieve a goal, but does not explain how to successfully complete the activity. Participants must work to find a solution individually and together as a team, and must communicate and learn from each other in order to be successful. The Learning begins with the experience followed by reflection, discussion, analysis and evaluation of the experience.
At Outlife we strongly believe that outbound training can be the key element of developing a tight knit, effective and high performance teams for your organisation.