A team journey from the past to the future
For teams to move forward together they sometimes have to remember who
they are and where they have been.
Perhaps the team members change frequently, perhaps they have
all gone through an unpleasant period or perhaps they just want to
move forward with a greater sense of purpose and direction.
What happens on the workshop?
Over the course of the workshop the team will build a visual representation of their journey from the past to the future.
The team will identify and discuss the 'facts' as well as how they felt. This could raise both positive and negative feelings. We will explore all topics and issues that are important to the team. It is important to ensure that there is a common understanding throughout this workshop. The process will be done in a fun and non-threatening way, particularly if the issues are sensitive. Any emerging trends will be discussed as a group.
We say goodbye to the past.
The team will identify their current roles and responsibilities and then, in a structured way, we will evaluate what they do. It is usual at this stage that we will identify activities which are redundant either because they do not have to do them or because they only do them because they are enjoyable but not necessary.
Various techniques will be introduced to help the team analyze their activities and identify improvements.
The team will now identify the 'challenges' that lie ahead for them ensuring that there is a common understanding within the group. The team will identify the characteristics or attributes that are required to meet these challenges. In effect, this is what the team must do/be in order to be successful. We will use various techniques to help the team articulate or identify characteristics and to stimulate ideas.
The outcomes of the workshop will depend upon the intent of the workshop as discussed with the client. However, they will include personal and team action plans, an evaluation of how well the individuals and the team are doing for the key success characteristics and the 'next steps' that can be carried forward to future team meetings.
Each stage of the 'journey' will be facilitated to ensure that the real issues are identified and all the participants are given an opportunity to express their feelings.
Which teams would benefit from this workshop?
This workshop would benefit:
Recommended Duration: 1-2 days
Historical Note: The real Bayeux Tapestry (Pronunciation: [bAyOO´, Fr. bAyO´] ) is an embroidery that is roughly 20 inches tall and 230 feet long. It tells the story of the events leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066.
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