Your team expedition
Step 0 - Preparation
Check-in with the ‘chief’
This first session with you as the Leader is important to start understanding the challenges and opportunities ahead for the team and the organisation.
Creating your own first map.
Step 1 - Direction
Defining intentions and purpose
In this session we facilitate 3 important exercises using the visual cues from the nomadic mindset to define the team/organisation direction:
- What are you growing, nurturing and creating? What does this look like for customers/clients?
- What are you seeking? This represents aims, ambitions and targets.
- What is our explicit contribution? How is this visible and noticeable? What are you protecting?
Step 2 - Terrain
Defining your obstacles and challenges
Again, using the nomadic visual cues you’ll get very clear on your obstacles, challenges and threats:
- Mountains to climb – where are you and your teams experiencing self-doubt and delusions?
- Rivers to cross – clarity on other barriers to overcome
- Swamps of confusion – where is confusion, complexity and indecision keeping you and your teams stuck?
Step 3 - Resources
Defining your wealth of knowledge
This session helps you and your teams identify how you can all individually contribute to your team ‘expedition’:
- Feathers – this is your collective wisdom, knowledge and experience
- Arrows – these are the resources you have available
- Shields – understanding your team’s emotional resilience
Step 4 - Your Team
Defining who you need around the fire
Here you will take all the previous steps and agree on the team priorities, ensuring they align with existing organisational goals and agree on who will be responsible for each part.
Step 5 - Expedition
Setting for the journey
Time to fully map out your expedition and the different routes available.
We’ll bring together:
- What your team seek, protect and grow
- An understanding of the barriers and how as a team you’ll navigate these
- The best ways to optimise opportunities
- A clearer understanding of what it takes to maintain a mentally healthy workplace
- The context of new business strategies and the relevance to your team’s expedition map
- Commitment to all of the above!
When developing the Team Expedition programme, as people who have worked in corporate we understand that it needed to be more than a mission alignment process. We understand that it’s important to also go deep and get under the skin of what is impacting your team’s well-being, the reasons why people repeat unhelpful, unhealthy patterns and how that impacts productivity.
This is why we created the RESPECT framework to overlay the Team Expedition process – essentially enabling you to create values-driven strategies through clear and honest communication whilst focusing on your employee’s mental well-being.
Values Driven Strategy
We start by bringing awareness to core values. We act from our core values subconsciously whether we are aware of them or not and clashes with our core values may cause anxiety.
Learning From Behaviour
It’s important to understand why we get triggered. It’s beneficial to realise the insecurities we carry from a young age and how we can build resilience, as well as taking responsibility for our own well-being, actions and reactions.
Open and Honest Conversations
Being aware of our core values helps us to understand how to stand by these values and form boundaries, and therefore have open and honest conversations to understand what is important to us and also why we might not be confident and comfortable to act on this or set boundaries.
We are only as well as our cells are. We only function as well as our body does. We need the right fuel. Incorporating healthy body nourishment into our priorities puts us on the front foot for our mental health and well-being.