In the pursuit of individual goals and milestones, more often than not people forget that it is not them alone but a cohesive team that will eventually be critical towards reaching the larger goal. The story below demonstrates how with the aid of a simple act of information sharing, a team can achieve its targets more quickly and efficiently.
A team of about 35 employees had come together for a team building event. They were a young, bright and enthusiastic team. However, one big problem this team had was they wouldn’t share information or solutions with each other. The leader felt they were too focused on self and not enough on team.
So she started off with a fun team activity that would allow her to teach the importance of each team member working together and sharing more. She brought the team into the cafeteria. All of the tables and chairs had been stacked and put away. Placed around the room were fun decorations and hundreds of different colored balloons.
Everyone was excited, but not sure what it was all about.