3 Reasons To Bring Teams Together In A Different Way
It is time to get your whole staff out of their silos and help them re-engage with the purpose and vision of the organisation when:
- You see signs that your organisation is not running smoothly as one committed team sharing the same values.
- You need a rapid way to reconnect remote teams who are experiencing some level of loss of purpose after months of working in isolation.
- A somewhat unstable economic context (like the current one) puts pressure on everyone to strengthen the teams’ resilience and to secure a sustainable competitive edge.
Bridgeworks has the licence for many “tools” to unlock the potential of teams. One such tool is Values Journey.
What Values Journey Is
Values Journey is a simple way of getting groups of people started on a journey of mutual understanding and cooperation.
You can use it by itself as a single event involving large numbers of people in defining the values of the organisation and committing to them. And you can also enrich the program with team activities that help the participants experience the power of each value. It is also easy to integrate the values experience within a comprehensive program such as an offsite workshop or an ongoing support program.
In our experience, we see that “culture programs” are effective when participants have fun and get fully engaged in the learning process. This is definitely an engaging tool that kickstarts the awareness of the desired culture and contributes to changing culture and bringing teams together.
It allows people to feel that they “own” the organisation values and to want to support their communication and application.
Values Journey – A 3-way win
This activity delivers good outcomes at 3 levels: individuals, teams and the whole organisation gain clarity and energy.
Individuals become aware of the fit between their own values and the organisation’s values. The also discover or rediscover how much they share their values with others in the business.
Gaining clarity on what matters, they may find it easier to make personal changes to their behaviours and to contribute to the transformation of the group.
As they participate in setting up a plan to live the agreed values, they can take pride in “owning” these values.
Teams typically function better, in a more positive, collaborative way which in turns leads to greater engagement and performance
Finally the organisation has greater confidence in achieving its goals as the teams are better aligned behind strategies and plans. Changing the culture of the organisation opens new opportunities.
Getting Started On The Values Journey
If you are looking to build a better working environment and align teams behind your organisation’s values, let’s talk. Transforming performance through the power of an engaged culture is what I love doing and it is the purpose of Bridgeworks. Based on your situation and objectives, we can shape an customised program that will increase team effectiveness and support inspiring leadership.