Team: Sales Division Manager/Sales Managers as well as Back Office of a corporation (I shall be happy to quote a reference if this interests you)
Duration: 2 days, divided into: start ½ day of glass walking and fire eating in Zirkusfabrik Cologne, followed by 1½ days of transfer of the experiences made in Zirkusfabrik to the team’s issues.
The sales team was successfully working together on a very high level. Their situation could be compared to FC Bayern, where merely not winning a championship is already considered a lack of success. Due to increasing demand and a constant dynamic of more and more new tasks, awareness of the team’s strength as well as celebrating its achievements had been neglected for some time.
Community can be supportive, and belonging to a strong team both motivates and gives strength – especially when there are many external challenges. The more team members feel emotionally involved, the more they will get involved with the team’s sustainability, supporting each other as individuals, and with the company. Shared adventures as well as extraordinary experiences connect the team and produce new energy for mutual success. The two-day workshop combines adventure, reviving openness and transparency within the team, as well as practical work on the team’s identity. Participants identify strengths and weaknesses in how they work together, work out mutual expectations and reflect on the integration of the team into the company as well as its role there. Learning together as well as supporting each other help to come together as a team once again, backing one another as sparring partner in the daily job routine.
During their visit to Zirkusfabrik Köln, participants overcome individual limitations as they walk on glass and eat fire, going beyond their comfort zone. They find out how much can be achieved and which attitude proves helpful in doing so.
By now I have accompanied a number of clients through varying processes together with Zirkusfabrik Köln. The teams came from different starting points, including a lack of success.