“We had Kelly initially come in to help us with our team building day. Our staff quickly got into the exercises designed to build unit cohesion, improve communications and focus on solutions. Staff developed a rapport with Kelly and a level of trust in his program.
We have continued with some follow-up work, identifying key organizational themes requiring management attention. In this process Kelly has been very flexible in working with staff and management, given our limited budget. Kelly’s services have brought incredible value to our current needs.”
Director Air Pollution Control Officer
When people contact me and ask about doing a teambuilding, I always answer the same way. “What problem or pain are you experiencing that you hope a teambuilding will improve or fix? In my experience, people don’t necessarily want to take the time or pay for a teambuilding if they don’t have to. Rather they are hoping, or have heard from others, that a teambuilding will cure some or all of their ailments. That’s not necessarily true. Teambuilding’s are basically one option a group or team can use to create awareness and movement. They are not capable, in and of themselves, to be a stand-alone fix all.
Teambuilding days, however, are a great way for a group of people to create awareness of themselves, their automatic responses to each other and behaviors they would like to improve. Therefore, I start by asking a few questions so we can locate the real issues and focus on problem resolution not symptom analysis. I get to the heart of the matter quickly with questions such as these: