Introducing Breakthrough…An active exploration of team dynamics where key ‘breakthroughs’ in team thinking lead to success, Breakthrough presents your teams with a series of quick, task-oriented, problem-solving challenges. Each challenge has been carefully designed to explore communication issues and highlight various aspects of teamwork that all too often go unnoticed. In a short time, your teams will understand the basics of effective teamwork, whilst individuals will learn to appreciate how their interpersonal style may affect their team’s performance and success. Breakthrough can also provide a platform for team profiling techniques such as Belbin or Myers-Briggs and an in-depth review may be used to draw out other useful learning characteristics. That said, we have often found that the activity outcomes tend to speak for themselves and alone can provide a useful backdrop for open discussion. Professionally presented in a menu format, Breakthrough can be fully tailored to your location, delegate profile and numbers, or specific business issues that you would like to highlight.
What will happen during Breakthrough?
- Following an introductory icebreaker to warm up both body and mind, your group will be divided into teams ready to follow a tight schedule.
- Once they understand the desired outcomes of each challenge, your teams must quickly evaluate their available resources (including time, personnel and equipment), set realistic goals and reach a consensus on how these can be achieved.
- The time slots we allocate your teams will be 'just enough' to complete each task, ensuring that your teams are both stretched and motivated by their successes.
- Having completed each challenge, your teams will be encouraged to review their performance and take their learning forward to the next task.
- On full completion of their intrepid journey, your group will be reunited for their final challenge.
- Depending on your desired outcomes and objectives, this final challenge may be either competitive or collaborative.
Learning and development outcomes
Breakthrough can be a platform for team profiling techniques such as Belbin or Myers-Briggs, and an in-depth review can draw out many other key learning’s, however, we often find that the activity outcomes speak for themselves.
In a comparatively short time teams learn about the basics of team working while individuals appreciate how their interpersonal styles may effect their team’s success.