A study carried out by tech giant Microsoft back in 2015 revealed an alarming fact: the average human’s attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish!
Yep, you read that right! Apparently, the average attention span of a human has dropped to a record low of eight seconds, while a goldfish is thought to have an attention span of nine seconds. And what’s to blame for this? The mobile revolution, says Microsoft.
Time to be brief
As a tribe leader, there are lessons to learn from this. Mainly, that it can be more effective to keep things short and sweet in the office. Meetings, presentations and training sessions should be quick and to the point, to make sure your tribe doesn’t drift into their own little worlds and start day-dreaming of what’s for dinner.
The same can be said for team building. Keep activities short and sweet and your tribe are likely to pay full attention and get value from the session. Besides, the moment your tribe start thinking that the day is dragging, is the moment that team building activities start to lose impact.
Half-day hangouts at Go Ape
For a short, sweet and tree-mendously fun team building trip, it’s got to be Go Ape! Take your pick out of hanging with us for a few hours in the morning, or during the afternoon. But be warned; swing with us in the AM, and your tribe may not be able to concentrate when back in the office after unleashing their inner Tarzans!
With half a day free, you could all head skyward to take on an assortment of obstacles on one of our infamous Tree Top Adventure courses, which tend to take around three hours to complete. Up in the canopy, you’ll combat everything from tunnels and tight ropes, to bridges and nets, to stirrups and zip wires! Oh, and let’s not forget the mighty Tarzan swing, where you’ll each take it in turns to leap from a platform and into a giant net – not forgetting to holler whilst pulling mid-air poses, of course!
Explore the forest
Or, you might want to clamber aboard a bunch of all-terrain Segways, as they transport you (with your help) through the forest for an hour’s worth of exploration. Our Segways offer a unique way to explore the woodland with your tribe – once you’ve all mastered the art of balance, you’re free to roam!
Refuel with brain food
If you’re visiting us for half a day, you’ll probably want to treat your tribe to some tasty treats. In the morning, we can put on welcome drinks (teas, coffees and fresh juices) with some fruit and freshly-baked pastries (yum); or, how about a simple-yet-scrumptious bacon and fruit brunch?
If you’d rather fuel-up before arriving at the forest, why not hang out with us for lunch after your adventure? Choose from a picnic, or our more hearty forest BBQ, which comes highly recommended.
Book your Team Day Out
Now, we’re pretty confident that your tribe won’t get bored at Go Ape. Our activities put the fun back into team building, whether you’re rolling around or swinging from tree to tree! Because of this, most companies choose to hang out with us for the whole day; but if you’ve only got half a day to spare, that’s still plenty of time to let loose in the treetops!
Want to chat to someone about booking your adventure? Just request a quote from our hairy tribe, and you will receive a call back.