Just over a week ago, I spent a couple of days in Forest Park Hotel in Platres, as part of the Team work and communications workshop. The company I work for – Easy Forex – organized it for about 20 people. We had a good mix of people who work together on a daily basis, across several teams, from both Cyprus and Israel. There were a few issues to sort out, a few things to improve, a bit to learn, and also some fun to have.
I’ve been to a few similar events before, but none of them even comes close to how useful and interesting this one was. It wasn’t boring, it wasn’t “motivational” as in “look within to find yourself and your path to success”. It was practical, to the point, and as much individual as it was team-oriented. Two people who were hosting, organizing, and managing the event were Paris and Deano from Open Box Communication. And I have to say that they really know what they are doing. Most people went in skeptical, closed, and maybe even slightly aggressive. The change in attitudes was obvious even a couple of hours in. Two days later we left as rather different people altogether. At least, the way I saw it.
Here is a little YouTube video they composed with a few highlights. I know it’s probably irrelevant to most who weren’t there, but for me it will be a nice reminder to go back to once in a while.
If your team has any issues you should definitely consider these guys. If you think you don’t have any issues, I strongly recommend to consider them anyway, as they will bring out a lot of things that you’ve probably never thought about.