Great fun delivering a corporate rowing experience today on the Yarra River. Through Mt Eliza Executive Education I had the chance to work with another group from VicRoads.
The challenge is to take complete beginners and provide them with a great experience in just one row. After the session I take them through a debrief to help them understand what they have been through and how they can then utilize the learning back in the work place.
Some simple and yet powerful messages came out of the day.
*The need for greater reflection to enable improvement
*Teamwork involves competition and cooperation
*Communication that foster honesty, openness and trust is essential
*Clarity about goals and the need for buy in
*Teams require leaders and leaders need a team
*The value of difference
*Capacity to find better solutions
*Listening, sharing and feedback are critical