We’re reaching for new heights in 2015!
With the Christmas celebrations now a distant memory, our thoughts have turned to achieving 2015’s goals.
For the Eindhoven and Dusseldorf office teams, striving to reach new heights in 2015 took on a literal meaning when Area Manager Richard added a twist to his New Year kick off sessions in January – taking them to an indoor climbing wall centre.
The kick off sessions began with the business objectives. A review of 2014’s achievements was followed by an assessment of what is required to make 2015 even more successful.
“It is important to get the teams fully aligned to the overall business goals. Understanding how they fit into the top level picture, and what is required of them to meet these goals, helps to motivate everyone.
These meetings provide a clear focus, a framework to work around.
Ultimately, we want our clients to succeed, and by helping them, we will also achieve our own goals.” says Richard.
With the business element of the afternoon over, the teams moved on to the team building part of the event. This year, they were taken to an indoor climbing centre to face some pretty tough climbing walls. The events closed with a well deserved meal and drinks.
“Both teams enjoyed the afternoon, even though some of the team had to battle their nerves in order to scale the wall. As cheesy as it sounds, in their everyday roles, they will face situations with which they are not completely comfortable with, and with the support of their colleagues, they will learn how to overcome barriers in order to achieve their goals. A team building activity like this is one of the best ways to demonstrate this, in a fun way.”