Before we start planning team-building sessions we discuss with you the challenges your team faces. Only then can you choose exercises that will be effective in helping them work through these issues.
Thinking about your team’s current strengths and weaknesses, plus any other issues they may be facing needs to be considered. You may particularly want to think about whether there are some team members that are often resistant to change, and how this would impact on the group’s ability to move forward.
To achieve an environment of change and improvement, it’s essential to get collective ownership, which typically cuts across teams or roles. Customers generally want a joined-up experience and it’s important to get the service right from this viewpoint. That is why we have a strong focus on team building and collaboration throughout our programme of services.
Our approach is to support and challenge people to leave their comfort zone, ‘lose their boxes’, and strive for a shared customer focus, despite often working in very different roles from each other. The diversity of work and understanding across teams is really powerful when it can be tapped into using our guidance.
We have a variety of approaches to help you build the required rapport and common focus among your people. These approaches are interactive, informal and kept simple. Such an environment generates creativity and ownership.
Our tools and approaches include:
- Icebreakers and energisers
- Hopes and concerns exercise
- High-performing team working
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Workflow simulations
We have found that after the team building sessions all members are more confident and ready to deal with change. They also build resilience and flexibility, which helps them as the improvement processes are being reviewed.
Most importantly everyone has fun along the way and all tools we use can be used again at intervals to continue team building as new members join the organisation.
We work with organisations based in the East Midlands including Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Lincolnshire.
If you are interested in finding out more about how we can work with you then please contact us directly on 07824 660 120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.