Snowflakes, Rugby and Great Teamwork

Snowflakes, Rugby and Great Teamwork

Why a rugby player is like a snowflake “A snowflake on its own is a delicate thing but when they team up they can shut down a city,” so said Steve Maraboli and it’s a great way to think about the power of people working together. Rugby players would probably take exception to being referred to as snowflakes but the evidence of incredible teamwork in virtually every game in the recent Rugby World Cup was fantastic, and judging by the size of them, shutting down a city wouldn’t be beyond their capabilities. Click to Tweet: “A snowflake on its own is a delicate thing but when they team up they can shut down a city.”   When team members crystalise In organisations when teams don’t function effectively, we very often find that the team members are unclear of their own and each other’s roles with the result that vital tasks ‘slip through the cracks’ and everyone (understandably) denies responsibility. Unless something is done, the negative effect of this is likely to permanently affect the team’s performance and they are unlikely ever to achieve their full potential. In almost every game in the Rugby World Cup there was plenty of evidence of absolute clarity of role and there was also great trust and communication between players consistently ‘offloading’ the ball without looking, in the sure knowledge that their team mate was exactly where he needed to be to collect it and use it positively. When the members are all in agreement about the team’s purpose; when each individual is clear about their own and each other’s responsibilities and they have developed trust...

TW Associates support the CIPD Learning & Development Group

Join us for this year’s programme of events The CIPD Learning & Development Group runs a series of short, lively and very informative events every month (except December) between September 2015 and April 2016. The seven events are a great way to meet people involved in learning and development and an excellent opportunity to contribute to your own professional learning and development. Each session is designed to be interactive, engaging and educational. Events start at 18.00 with refreshments and informal networking and are followed by a facilitated session running from 18.30 until 20.00. They take place at venues throughout Edinburgh City Centre. See below for more details about the programme, session topics and locations. Online booking via Eventbrite is currently available for September and October events. Please email Benjamin Budd on benjamin.budd@scotland.gsi.gov.uk to be added to the mailing list and informed first about registration opening and other opportunities. Networking skills Tuesday, 22nd September 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue 16 St Mary’s Street Edinburgh, EH1 1SU Developing Learning Strategies & Plans Wednesday, 21st October 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Morton Fraser LLB Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square Edinburgh, EH3 9GL Designing Learning Solutions Tuesday, 24th November 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 pm The Royal Society of Edinburgh 22-26 George Street Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ Delivering Learning Solutions Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 pm MBM Commercial 5th Floor, 125 Princes Street Edinburgh, EH2 4AD Talent Management Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 pm University of Edinburgh, The Business School 29 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh, EH8 9JS Evaluating Learning Impact Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 pm MacRobert LLP Excel House, 30 Semple Street Edinburgh, EH3 8BL Coaching / Mentoring...