Rowing is the ultimate teamwork sport, with many applications in the outside world.
As a corporate rowing client, your team will learn how to work together in a very unique way, both on and off the water. Our rowing program builds confidence, camaraderie, and morale for your employees!
Rowing is a great addition (or start) to your workplace wellness program. A 2011 Grand Rapids Press article showed that Grand Rapids area employers with comprehensive wellness program saw a R.O.I. of $2 in savings for every $1 invested; fantastic results!
Rowing is a unique and effective team building activity. Another recent article by Mike Michalowicz listed joining a rowing club as one of the top ten ways for business leaders to improve their management and leadership skills.
Maybe you have seen any one of the many "teamwork" motivational posters with a picture of a crew working together in their rowing shell.
They're not just picturesque; there is a reason rowing is great for these posters, and why it is often referred to as "the ultimate team sport."
Dan Lyons, president of Team Concepts, a management training consultant in Narberth, Pa., that counts Alcoa and Johnson & Johnson among its clients, rowed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and has won in his division in 11 national rowing championships. Lyons says that there is a lot of unspoken communication in rowing, such as body language and tactile feel, and that business leaders can learn from that.
Andrew Carnegie is famous for remarking that "the cooperative effort of rowing provides a better model for global business than any other sport."
Opportunities are available for corporate/organizational teams to form throughout the year. There are many opportunities for competition, or simply as a great team building activity. We will work with you to build a program to fit your organizational needs.
We encourage groups come to the boathouse for full-day sessions, although we can offer shorter programs. Look over our Corporate Row programs and be sure to contact our club for sign ups and more details. We have the ability to hold programs during the weekday or on select weekends. Our boathouse is very busy on week nights with our Junior, Adult and Learn To Row programs, so we do not hold Corporate Rows during that time.
We are currently working to develop leagues, in which teams from various businesses compete in short, fun regattas. Teams who have gone through a Corporate Row and have learned the basics, sign up to compete against other business teams who have done the same. Be looking for more information regarding our Corporate Rowing League.