Palo Alto builds a stronger team on a trek to Channarayana Durga with ...

Palo Alto builds a stronger team on a trek to Channarayana Durga with Indiahikes

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By Latika Payak


25 team members from the Bengaluru division of Palo Alto trekked with us to Channarayana Durga over the weekend. They had one aim—to build a stronger team. By the end of the trek, this aim was largely achieved.

“I was surprised by how beautifully the team responded to the team building activities and experiences of the trek,” shares Ravi Ranjan, Operations Manager at Indiahikes, who led the trek. Ravi witnessed how the Palo Alto team came together during the trek.

It all started when Palo Alto’s Team Manager, Shivaram came for a family trek to the Channarayana Durga with Indiahikes. He realised how trekking in nature is a brilliant tool that can be used to strengthen team bonding and communication within a team.

“Most corporate companies conduct team building exercises by taking the team to offsites, restaurants or resorts. But I feel coming out into nature, out of your comfort zone, and being vulnerable in such a setting is a better way to hone collaboration within the team members,” shares Shivaram.

During this two-day experience, the team from Palo Alto, climbed the Channarayana Durga fort and camped at the Indiahikes Southern Campus at the base of the fort. We usually attribute a strong transformation to a multi-day trek. But here, in just two days, we witnessed the Palo Alto team transform into a stronger team.

Indiahikes regularly conducts such Leadership Development Programs on treks for various organisations. These programs have a razor-sharp focus on strengthening communication within teams and working collaboratively.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.