CCB Team-building Workshop
The 'Space Walk' challenge winning team!
On Wednesday, June 5th, our CCB Executive students welcomed Mick Earle and Dr Veronica Burke for an Effective Teamwork Workshop. They discussed strategy formation, planning strategy implementation and coordinating key business activities and resources. The afternoon included a lot of practical activities which got everyone’s blood flowing! The first activity was human bingo, in which our students tried to locate one person that fit each of the 25 statements on their sheet. It was a great way to start communicating about topics that hadn’t necessarily come up before and was a wonderful opportunity to learn a bit more about each of the individuals involved in our CCB Programme!
The sun was out for the afternoon which made the next activity even better. Our CCB executive students were split into three teams and had to get a hula hoop over each team member in the quickest time. This challenge sparked some interesting and innovative ideas, not all of them successful! But again, it was a great opportunity for some active problem solving and a chance to flex those communication skills!
The Space Walk challenge involved the same three teams needing to get all team members from one end of the lawn to the other without touching the grass, just using the small wooden platforms and trying to pick up as many tennis balls along the way. The trickiest part of the challenge always seemed to be maintained contact with the wooden platforms, as if you left one without a hand or a foot on it then it could be taken away by one of the referees! Since only one member of each team was told the rules, and they were charged with relaying them to their team members their communication skills were really tested as well as their practical skills. Our winning team managed to successfully complete the challenge in the quickest time with the others not too far behind.
The latter part of the afternoon involved a bit of reflection, both on the session just completed as well as previous teams that each of our executive students had been a part of and why they worked well or didn’t work well and what ultimately constitutes an effective team. Our students answered questions such as ‘Where they can influence their own teams for great effectiveness and ‘What they can do to be personally more influential in their most senior team’.
Overall it was an incredibly energising afternoon and we extend our thanks to Mick and Ronnie for leading such an insightful session for our CCB executive students that provided a departure from the lecture style seminar and offered an alternative approach to learning and evaluating performance!
(Report by Zoë Toone)
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