Communicate without Ego
Activity Level: Medium
Time:45 minutes to 2 hours
Location: Indoor / Outdoor
Communicate without Ego:
We all KNOW what is required for communication, DOING is something else. Putting participants through exercises so they can experience how easily it is to set aside what they KNOW and DO the wrong thing is extremely fun, insightful and leads to many participants communicating more clearly and with purpose.
The power of each person to influence the success of the team is never clearer than in this activity. The team members must work through frustrations and differences of opinions to solve this magically difficult event.
Overcoming frustration and resisting the temptation to blame each other will be key to moving the pole in the direction you choose. People can find themselves sacrificing their integrity and doing the opposite of their intention.
This is where many teams fall short. Good communication is the real ‘win’ on this exercise, not actually lowering the bar. If the team can treat each other with respect and maintain open lines of communication while failing, frustrated and somewhat stressed, the team is in great shape.
This problem is exacerbated because each individual is in fact doing their part. Each individual is fulfilling their role and responsibility and yet the entire team is failing to meet the goal. This is where much of the stress and frustration will come from because many individuals will assume that someone is NOT fulfilling their responsibility.