EMC Team Building Experience Looks at Creating High Performance Leaders
EMC Canada Staff Team Day Builds Communication #throwbackthursday #2006
Well the communications tower nearly stood under its own power! For about 3 seconds. For that shining moment, three teams came together to witness what is possible (and what challenges can occur) when multiple teams try to work together with limited communication, separated by sparse geography, with only a hand-held radio and a courier to help each team on track.
EMC’s recent Teambuilding Experience was hosted for management, staff and Field Service Advisors from across Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by Scott Kress of Summit Training. In addition to his educational background and training experience, Scott has led mountaineering expeditions around the world and has climbed Mt. Logan (the tallest peak in Canada), Mt. McKinley (highest mountain in USA), Aconcagua (highest mountain in S. America), Kilimanjaro (highest mountain in Africa) and Cho Oyu (6th highest peak in the world) in Tibet among many other mountains.
Through a combination of experiential activities and workshop presentation, Scott focused the group on being “Consciously Competent”, which refers to performing a peak levels with full awareness of all that’s around you and each process involved... ie “in the zone”.
Many organizations understand that their people and teamwork is the single most important factor in organizational success, separating the GOOD companies from GREAT companies as to gain competitive advantage.
Scott noted that an average professional sports team spends 98% of their time practicing their team skills, whereas business only spends around 2% on the same skills development. In engaging these activities, ‘Team EMC’ seeks to enhance the performance of our teams, managers and leaders, and to assist them in achieving a greater level of success at an accelerated rate.
Each exercise required a combination of trust, teamwork, collaboration, and some intelligence... which surprisingly was available in abundance... once conscious! The 1-day event was held at Talisman Mountain resort in Kimberly ON.