Friday Sharing w/You

Wednesday, August 1

 

TEAM RETREAT TITLE: “MANAGEMENT APPRECIATION & TEAM BONDING”

One of the biggest mistakes leaders made is getting so wrapped up in achieving results and they forget to ensure that people are having fun along the way.

Indeed, having fun is a key ingredient of keeping employees’ morale up and inspiring them to continue working aggressively toward a common set of objectives.

You can choose your friends but you cannot choose your colleagues. Yet, you need them in more ways than one. Firstly, you need their goodwill and cooperation in order to perform your own job well. Secondly, studies show that disagreements with colleagues and bad working relationships deflate morale and impair performances even more than rumours of redundancies. Thirdly, if you are like most people, you will spend more working hours at work more than anywhere else. Reaching out to your colleagues or extending an olive branch if need be, can make your working environment a much nicer place to spend many hours a day. You do not have to be best friends with your colleagues, but you do need to be friendly and working amicably together. This half day’s Team Retreat will refresh new ways to make work a happier place to be.

This workshop answers the question “Why does this Fun approach work?” Also it teaches participants on how to improve their relationships by building trust through the FUN way and redirecting energy when things get off track. The approach illustrates to co-workers, managers, and employees that by building a FUN working environment and positive relationships, they will become more productive in achieving greater results, and create an environment where everyone is genuinely excited about the work they are doing.

During the workshop, participants will complete a variety of individual and group activities that explore the following topics:

This is an activity-based Team Retreat and the key take away will be the ”LOVE” Framework
• Listen
• Observe
• Verbalize &
• Engage
The team will be working on an activity which will demonstrate how the team applies this framework to achieve the common goal.

The payoff here is that progress doing something better is constantly being noticed, acknowledged and rewarded. We need to do the same thing with people, catch them doing things better if not exactly right, and praise progress. That way, you set them up for success and build from there.

Creating a fun working environment where people are challenged. They will learn new skills, they grow, they seek opportunity and advancement, they take risks, they asked forgiveness and not always permission.

The only way to benefit from what we learned is by applying them. If we do not apply it then it will be like the person who goes to piano concerts hoping to learn playing the piano. That person could go to any concert every day for many years, and he will never learns to play the piano. He will only learn when he applies by practicing the techniques of playing the piano. Only the knowledge of the musical sounds and notes do not make a pianist. Similarly, just knowing about the benefits and the many ideas of fun at work will not create the benefits of actually having fun at work. We need to apply and practice what we learned in order to make it real in our lives. So, please apply as many ideas as you can so that you will feel naturally comfortable doing it.