In a world of virtual, interlinked and continuously developing teams it is important to develop a team culture that will thrive and survive even when the membership of a team changes.
We will help your people to develop portable team skills along with a deep understanding of the underlying behaviours that create a culture of high performance. We will also work at a team level to develop a clear team identity, values and ethos. In this way new members can be introduced to the teams preferred values and behaviours whilst those migrating to other teams can utilise their team skills in their new role.
People – Purpose – Performance
The course adopts the unique Authentic Team model; which sets out the requirements for a team which has a culture of high performance.
The Authentic Team model consists of three core elements;
The right People
with a clear Purpose
and a high Performance culture
the benefits of such a team are;
an effective, collaborative team with open communication, high output, which in turn builds a company reputation of consistency and reliability. Creates inspired team members who continuously strive for excellence and performance improvement.
Being a part of such a team is a great place to be; If it’s done right it becomes engrained in everyday working practices and being good is no longer good enough!
Course methodology – In order to make your programme practical, memorable and relevant we use a blend of theory, discussion and case studies. We then use practical exercises to provide an opportunity to experience the concepts first hand and a detailed review to consolidate the learning.
The practical sessions will be challenging and generally include an element of outdoor activity. We include a range of interesting activities, some indoors and some outdoors. Based on our belief that your staff will learn more if they enjoy the experience, they choose how they can most appropriately contribute towards the success of the event.
The focal exercise can be collaborative; where the whole course population work together to achieve a common goal. Or competitive where small teams compete to out perform each other.
We will develop an engaging scenario, as information becomes available the team members get involved in an increasingly difficult logistical problem. They have many tasks to perform and activities to experience. Decisions need to be made and effective communication is vital if the goal is to be reached. Gradually the team nears its goal and meets up for a memorable finale.
Activities that can be included:
- Hill Walking
- High ropes challenge course
- Mountain bike skills course
- Rock climbing
- Team problem solving exercises
- Canadian Canoeing
- Improvised raft building
Action planning - The final session will bring the learning together with documentation produced by the team and its members designed to meet your agreed outcomes. It is essential to identify practical and achievable actions and behaviours that will generate real and meaningful change in your organisation.
Follow up and review - These plans for change need to be kept alive and followed up. We strongly recommend that a review process is set in place to revisit the team’s plans, celebrate their successes and reconsider issues where progress has not yet been made. Some of our clients have the capacity to undertake this in house. Where this is not the case Lodge facilitators can undertake this role at your location.
"Thank you for our Team event, yet again a great success. I asked those that have been now for the three events and all have said it was by far the best. The people that had never been before, including our Training Manger were really impressed at the style it was delivered in and all felt that we have come away with a positive feeling from 12 months ago and also a clear picture for the next year of having `One Voice` as we go through many changes in the coming year."
Matt Bell - Domestic and General Insurance