Recently I had the pleasure of conducting an Experiential Learning training program for a Marketing company with a fresh outlook.
Most leaders have a sense of insecurity which manifests itself in the need for respect, recognition, rewards, applause etc. The secure leader will be focused on the mission and the team, and not on his/her own glory.
Team building programs are useless unless they help the participants connect their new-found awareness to results. The same applies at the team level.
People have become used to working independently and view collaboration as a nuisance. Staff may not feel mutually accountable to one another for the team’s objectives. There may be a lack of commitment and effort, conflict between team goals and members’ personal goals, or poor collaboration.
Many organizations invest time and money for events to help team members bond together and function more effectively as a team; staff return from these outings with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement, yet results are hard to quantify and short term at best.