High Performance Teams through Play

Did you know fun experiential programming can support your team’s success?

What would be the value to your team if:

  • Everyone was working towards the same, agreed upon, and understood objectives?
  • The relationships between the members of your team were stronger than ever?
  • Your team members recognized and valued each other’s strengths, skills and knowledge?

Just imagine how a high performance team would impact your bottom line?!?! 

What is Team Alignment?Team alignment

At the heart of any high performance team is a concept called Team Alignment.

Team alignment, by definition, is “the ability of team members within an organization to share a concrete understanding of what they are trying to achieve and how they are going to achieve it”.

 

We are referring to:

  • Alignment of working styles;
  • Agreement regarding the team charter; and
  • Agreement about team ground rules.

Teams who share an understanding of goals can bridge the silos and separate viewpoints that often drag down team performance. The result? More effective plans, ongoing decision-making and enhanced performance!

HOW TO Achieve Team Alignment

Each aspect of team alignment can be quickly enhanced through team-based experiential adventure programs. The challenges provide team members the framework to discover one another’s strengths and abilities, to agree on their objectives, and to discuss the strategies they are going to use to achieve them.

Experiential programs are designed to support the pillars of a well-functioning team:

Accountabilityaccountability in high performance teamsthrough the activities, team members will need to rely on one another and be responsible for their participation, decisions and actions. This accountability mindset in the workplace will allow your teams to focus on results. When things go awry, they will be less likely to make excuses and play the blame game and will be inclined to critically examine the situation and offer constructive solutions.

Communication – in order to successfully undertake experiential activities, participants will need to come together and strategically work through the challenges. This process promotes ongoing communication and will identify how the teams communicate and provide opportunities for them to improve.

Trusttrust in high performance teamsteam members will need to rely on each other mentally, intellectually and physically to successfully complete the activities. As team members learn they can rely on their colleagues to support them in achieving their common goals, greater trust is developed.

 

Relationships – the common experience of collaborating on physical and mental challenges which extends each participant’s comfort zone, builds bonds between team members much stronger than those created in the workplace.

Organizational Learning – teams will develop the skills necessary to review their decisions and performance critically, and highlights areas where they require further development, providing a solid foundation for teams to improve their effectiveness.

Bringing It All Together

Well-structured experiential programs, built on clear objectives and followed by careful reflection, ensures the awareness and lessons discovered are immediately transferred back to the corporate environment.

The enhanced accountability, communication, trust, relationships and organizational learning, which results from these shared experiences, allows teams to develop and agree on their team objectives and their strategies to accomplish their goals.

high performance teams challenge based learningIn summary, learning can be FUN & HIGHLY EFFECTIVE!

NexLevel Challenge specializes in this type of programming, contact us for more info!

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