biking, build work relationships

Have you ever wondered how to better build work relationships? We have a few different activities on our retreats that will help with that. These activities along with our workshops will do wonders for your company. If you’re wondering about what our workshops look like, click here to read more!

Biking isn’t just good for your physical and mental health. It also strengthens your awareness, balance, and cooperation.

Balance

You throw your leg over your bike and balance yourself to prepare for that first push of the pedal. During your bike ride, you are constantly using your body to keep that balance. That is the literal balance you learn during a bike ride. The figurative balance you learn is the balance between getting the alone time you have been craving while being surrounded by your peers. You have the chance to clear your head and just focus on the wind rushing by you and the sound of your breathe. Then on the flip side you’re surrounded by others biking in front of you and behind you. You also have those around you to talk about the trail with, the good and the bad and whatever crossed your mind along the way.

Awareness

Being aware is very important on a bike ride and if you’ve never been before, you’ll gain this skill. When riding with a group, you first need to be aware of your peers surrounding you. Whether they are in front of you, behind you, ridding too slow, or ridding too fast. You also need to be aware of what else is surrounding you. Whether that is trees, small plants, water, or maybe even a large twig ahead of you on the road. Being aware and having this skill isn’t just important while bike riding. Knowing your surroundings and being aware at work is as equally important. If you always know who is around you and what is going on, you will be much better off. This will help you perform at your best and be prepared for anything that might come your way.

Cooperation & Understanding

Cooperation and understanding are also great skills that biking can help you improve upon. You use these skills when theres that one person who might not be able to ride as fast or as far. Maybe you’re that person. This means be cooperative and understanding when you’re not, so they can still feel included and not like an outsider. Ride a little slower or take more breaks. Bring extra water and snacks to rehydrate and boost your energy. Having cooperation and understanding will get you farther than if you don’t posses these skills. In the work place, this will allow you to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and try to see the situation from their point of view. Taking a step and seeing the situation from different views will only expand your knowledge and help you in the long run.

So why not push the pedal and take on that bike ride.

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