You can have rope courses on the ground and still achieve great results.
Ropes courses typically fall under two types: the high courses and the low courses. The type of course that you or your company chooses for your team will largely depend on the goals that you set for that particular course. Thus, before you get to determine these goals, it’s good to sit down and identify precisely what needs your team has, with respect to the individual members who comprise it, and with respect to the kind of goals that the company as a whole envisions.
It’s just like when you’re going to shop online, and you get promo codes, right? You first have to know what these promo codes are for before you get to use them. Hence, you don’t go for just any ropes course. You have to know what your team’s needs are.
Types of Low Courses
Low courses are more popular mainly because they’re more manageable. High courses are difficult because there are a lot of people who have a fear of heights. Low courses have a lot of different types. One of them is called the cooperative game, or what is commonly called the ‘ice breaker’. These ice breakers can take the form of naming games, Q&A games, and many more.
A second kind of low course is called the Group Initiative Game, where members of a team are made to respond to and solve obstacles which may either be real or imagined. In this course, all members are expected to pitch in ideas and solutions, while also being able to work out whom to listen to.
You can also have a Trust Building Game for the low course. In these trust building games, as the name suggests, the goal is essentially to develop a stronger sense of trust in each other. For this, you can have short games like the Trust Fall, where one member is blindfolded and the other is behind him or her, assigned to catch the blindfolded person as he or she falls.
At the end of the day, the value of any course which you choose will really lie in the goals that you set for your team and the individual members of the team.