Going out of your comfort zones
We completed a program designed specifically for middle managers. We started off with “purpose”. Dan Pink in his book, “Drive” shared the 3 building blocks towards bringing engagement at the work place. Specifically;
A mix of using experiential activities indoors and use of a high elements ropes course was used in this program. As oppose to throwing participants into relentless bouts of activities, we covered 4 activities in 1 day.
We captured what the participants had say about their experience on the high elements.
Program overall was well evaluated. We ensured we did not lump ourselves into a hole, where we just ran one activity after another. Rather, we ensured:
- Critical academic findings on managing teams were shared
- Related the session to the “Purpose” slate of the organization
- Facilitated the meaning behind going out of the “comfort zones”
- Participants got to reflect on their leadership styles and attributes whilst planning their own development plans
This is what one participant had to say.