The Joy of Shared Success
At a recent meeting of one of our forums for Current and Emerging Leaders, we engaged in a series of professionally facilitated team building exercises. Our goal was to coalesce as a Forum and learn more about leadership, competition and collaboration.
At times, the group was split into two teams with each performing a particular exercise. The teams then switched exercises and one member of each team coached the other team, sharing that teamâ€™s experience. In this test of communication and creativity, with added knowledge, the membersâ€™ skills increased and performance was enhanced significantly.
This was the perfect set-up for success and as the day progressed, so did the levels of comfort, trust and empathy. Ideas were shared, people listened and fostered a learning environment with abundant take-home knowledge. Members enjoyed seeing how their peers managed the experiences and appreciated the value of clarification, the risks of assumptions, the ability to endure ambiguity and the joy of shared success.