June 13, 2010- Doswell, VA–Challenge Discovery, the most innovative high ropes, low ropes and team building organization on the east coast, hosted the 2010 Capital One intern class last week and demonstrated how integral team building exercises are to employee performance, satisfaction and retention.
A hot June day finds 38 Capital One interns at their second day on the job wearing shorts, t-shirts, bug spray and climbing harnesses. This cream of the crop intern class hails from all over the US and represents some of the brightest IT, finance and branding undergraduate minds around. In one year they’ll be joining the workforce, hopefully at Capital One, and today is part of the courtship.
With the roar of Kings Dominion roller coasters and screaming risk takers in the background, these Capital One interns (all have just completed their junior year of college), are taking risks of their own. Together, they face physical challenges that involve high and low ropes, games of strategy and trusting your new co-workers (and plenty of harnesses) with your physical safety.
This is definitely not the office, but Kira Peterson, Director of Campus Recruiting for Capital One, reports that nothing is as effective as a Challenge Discovery program at bonding a group together.
“In one day, you understand personalities and how they work together. They quickly learn one another’s strengths and weaknesses. How they show up here is how they show up on the job.”
Challenge Discovery’s events promote cooperation, communication, and personal empowerment, three elements that are crucial to job performance. Greg Huber joined the company 30 years ago and has taken high and low ropes concepts and morphed them into comprehensive mind/body challenges that are suitable for corporate and community groups of all kinds.
The return on investment for Capital One is one of the main reasons they return (and bring all their new hires to Challenge Discovery too) year after year.
Challenge Discovery offers programs to school groups, sports teams, corporate and community groups at their facilities at the University of Richmond and in Doswell, VA.
Contact: Greg Huber
Visit www.ChallengeDiscovery.com to learn more.