Text of CREATING A SPIRITED WORKPLACE: TEAMBUILDING FUN DAMENTALS Susan Kinnebrew, MHA, CCLS Kristin Maier,...
CREATING A SPIRITED WORKPLACE: TEAMBUILDING FUNDAMENTALS
Susan Kinnebrew, MHA, CCLSKristin Maier, MS, CCLSSheri Mosely, MS, CCLS
Celebrity faces revealHow can this be incorporated as a team building activity within your department
GOALS/OBJECTIVESHands-on experience with various teambuilding activities to promote fun and assist with personal stress management
Ideas and specific teambuilding techniques that can be utilized with co-workers
Resource recommendations for a number of teambuilding activities
PHILOSOPHY OF TEAM BUILDINGTeam building can sometimes feel like a forced activity that makes people roll their eyes and wish theyd skipped out. However, one thing is certain: humans shine when at play. At very heart of every team lays the one common success factor PeopleTeam building FUNdamentals can unleash newfound skills where teams can discover the magic of serendipity that exists in every-day surroundings and allows for surprise at the creative potential of teammates. Helping to unlock the power of the people!
PHILOSOPHY OF TEAM BUILDINGIntegrity. Commitment. Honesty. Trust. Passion. These are some values and pillars that lead to high performance; that take ordinary teams into extraordinary places
Play: You can be serious about your work without taking yourself so seriously. Play is a mindset more than a specific activity. It allows you to throw yourself with enthusiasm and creativity into whatever you are doing, in a way that is natural, not forced. "Playing with ideas helps you find solutions to everyday challenges.
the power of people connected and collaborating. People make remarkable things happen not spreadsheets
THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONSThere are five dysfunctions of all teams:Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
BENEFITS OF TEAM BUILDINGTo improve communication and problem solvingTo develop team rolesTo propel a group to a higher level of functioning and unityTo expose strengths and weaknesses so you can build the team from there To build better relationshipsTo reinforce that good interaction skills can translate to getting a job done
BENEFITS OF TEAM BUILDINGCommon GoalTrust/AgreementGenerate ideasIncrease participationMotivationRapport buildingOrganizational benefits
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSBe Prepared and Understand: Our own intentions and philosophy of teambuilding can affect the perception of importance to others Clear objectives will give direction why are we doing this/whats to gainOutcomes should be attainable, relevant and something that can be reinforced laterCommunication is multi-faceted so vary your activities to address different stylesActivities should have an intro and a debrief
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSThings to know and consider:Most activities are really more about the process than the product Capitalize on group dynamics: *Length of time together *Personalities and learning styles of the group Excitement on your part can set a positive stage but wrap up or adapt an activity if the group energy fadesLighter activities are a good place to start; go deeper over timeAcknowledge the bomb it happens so move on
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSLogistics are a key component:Have sufficient time, space and supplies neededHave good knowledge of the activity; practice firstIf the group is large, consider several small groupsProvide guidelines and expectations *start on time; end on time *pagers and phones off *stay engaged and respectfulSmall prizes or rewards are a great motivatorMost of all have fun!
LEADING CHANGE THROUGH TEAM BUILDINGReasons for implementing team building activities:Reorganization/Role Changes (new staff, more staff, reduction in staff, clinical ladder implementation)Cost containmentProcess changes (the way we deliver services)
Lead Change and gain buy-in from your staff to participate (GEs change acceleration process):Creating a shared needShaping a visionMobilizing CommitmentMaking Change LastMonitoring Progress