You might be thinking to yourself: what on earth has The Ashes got to do with team building at Simon Greenhill Entertainment? Well, actually, more than you may think.
Team building is all about a group of people learning how to communicate with each other, identifying what their strengths and weaknesses are, feeling valued and motivated, establishing common goals and improving team productivity. This year, Australia has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Weâ€™ve seen them plummet into crisis, humiliate themselves and lose hope as the world has watched on in pure dismay. Weâ€™ve seen them fall apart, and fail to get themselves back together or learn from their mistakes. Weâ€™ve seen a complete breakdown in team morale: a lacklustre, unenthused and embarrassing set of performances.
At the other end of the spectrum, weâ€™ve seen England prevail. England cricketer Stuart Broad stated that, â€œFour-to-one sounds better than 3-2. You work very hard to gain upper advantages in the series and we want to make sure we are ruthless this week… Thereâ€™s a lot of determination to finish this series really stronglyâ€, highlighting Englandâ€™s ambitious and impressive attitude to complete a 4-1 series victory over Australia tomorrow. Australia certainly has their work cut out in order to recover from what weâ€™ve witnessed this year at The Ashes. They now need to focus on learning from whatâ€™s gone wrong, and move forward in a productive and meaningful way together as a team.
The message here is clear: team building is critical. The theatrical approach to team building at Simon Greenhill Entertainment presents the opportunity to challenge employees in a fun and exciting environment, while developing these crucial communication skills and camaraderie between employees. Exercises are tailored to get the most out of a team, and encourage a positive can-do attitude that employees can apply in the workplace. Using a set of established techniques to get the best out of a team of actors enables a team to perform at their optimum, creating a greater impact on the success of your business. The impact of this approach and techniques are aimed at refining team dynamics, ownership, development, loyalty and ultimately performance. Not to mention, itâ€™s also a lot of fun!
Just like we’ve seen atÂ The Ashes this year, working together as a team, communicating effectively and knowing what your role is, is integral to being successful. When these elements arenâ€™t there, cracks start to appear, morale breaks down and failure inevitably follows.
Remember, the team that plays together stays together!
Are you interested in challenging employees and improving their team building skills? Check out Simon Greenhillâ€™s team building packages here.