CLIENT : London-based solicitors
OBJECTIVES : To bring together members of several different departments and allow them to work together in a fun but demanding environment with the objective of improving communication.
THE EVENT : A sailing day from the Hamble on a 40-foot yacht.
SUMMARY : The crew travelled down by car and met for breakfast on board the yacht. A safety briefing was given and crew roles assigned. We tried to get the team leaders to match the jobs for the team on the yacht according to personalities and strengths. The morning sail allowed the crew to be taught the principles of sailing and how to work as a team to sail the yacht effeciently and overcome some of the challenges set by the skipper. By lunchtime they were sailing the yacht on their own and the team were working together and communicating very well. Lunch was taken in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The afternoon introduced furtehr challenges and the opportunity to fine tune the team and enjoy the sunny and breezy day. A debriefing was held with a dirnk in the local yacht club and the benefits and successes of the day discussed.
RESPONSE : The party leader reported that following the return to the office there was a general buzz about the success of the day and his staff seemed to be communication in a much more proftable way. The intention was to do the same again the following year.
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