The teamwork experience - From survive mode to thrive mode
It's difficult to find work places that exemplify teamwork. Institutions such as schools, our family structures and recreational pastimes all seem to emphasize winning, being the best and always coming out on top. Workers are rarely raised in environments that emphasize true collaboration.
If the term 'team' can be defined as a group of people working together who share a common interest or purpose and whose values match, then the true measure of a team is how members react in difficult times when pushed beyond the status quo.
Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or the objectives of your organization.
Even though you may have a specific job function or belong to a specific department, you need to be unified with other members of the organization in order to make a meaningful contribution to its overall success. The bigger picture is one that must drive your actions.
This half-day workshop to be conducted either in the client's environment or off-site, will provide a fun, inter-active forum for your team to examine what values each of them bring to work on a daily basis, as well as find out if they are the right fit for your organization's personality and its corporate culture.
Time-limited ice breakers and team building exercises with one or more specific objectives will help your team improve their synergy, value their interdependence, and move from survive mode to thrive mode.
Important team issues will be brought to light during each activity, feelings will be validated and camaraderie will be enhanced. Valuable feedback following each activity is designed to help the team work through conflict, encourage a greater exchange of ideas and foster a stronger team spirit.
This programme is not intended to restrict individual strengths, but rather places emphasis on ways to derive benefit from the group's expertise, commitment and energy to achieve mutual goals. In short, a culture that enables individuals to contribute more than they ever thought possible - together.
Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy
083 260 2458
27 Feb 2006 09:09