In a scenic location by the lake of Genval, I joined CLIA Europe team to facilitate a two-day interactive team building workshop, on the 16th and 17th of February 2018.
The Cruise Lines International Association’s team members traveled to the location from Denmark, the United Kingdom and Brussels offices. We stayed all together at Martin’s Chateau Du Lac in Genval - Brussels for two days, during which we shared memorable activities.
The constructive and transparent atmosphere led to a remarkable teamwork between the team members: Andreas Chrysostomou (SG), Andy Harmer (SVP), Bo Larsen (SVP), Andrew Walker (D), Martyn Griffiths (D), Nikos Mertzanidis, Paul Altena, Marieke de Bakker and Caroline Ancion.
The CLIA team shared real-life stories, a variety of thoughts, ideas and experiences, played games and had fun together.
The venue which was niched in a breath-taking location, the warmth of the atmosphere, the variety of my programme and the engagement of all participants, contributed to the great success of the team building workshop.
A passionate team is always keen to preserve optimal levels of commitment, efficiency and accountability. When members maintain a high-trust working environment, a team can easily adapt to change management and develop resilience.
In every customized team building workshop that I have designed and conducted, a fascinating aspect that I always consider is the dynamics of the different groups of participants.
When people take time to learn about one another, when they commit to work under pressure, as well as laugh together, have fun and share memories, then they are able to form meaningful relationships and be engaged in what they do.
Creativity, inspiration, skills and engagement are always important ingredients in the planning of my team building events, making them successful every time. And meticulous preparation is vital, to ensure that every one of my team building activities concludes on a specific note, and makes it much more than just a happy memory.
When I watched CLIA Europe team members laugh together wholeheartedly and then work with the utmost concentration, sharing thoughts, listening to each other and supporting their colleagues, I felt so proud of their achievements as a team!
I strongly believe in the power of well-designed interactive workshops. I know that working with different teams to help them grow, be engaged and achieve success will eventually lead to high-performers, happy customers and sustainable organizations.
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” - Steve Jobs.
© Muriel Matta 2018
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Muriel Matta (BSc, MSc, MPhil, Cert CTT Practitioner) is an HR Advisor, Coach, Trainer and Facilitator.
She is a multilingual Human Resources Management expert, with 28 years of cross-cultural experience in MENA, Europe and CIS.
In line with her Vision, she launched Maravilhosa in 2014 to help organizations build high-performing teams.
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Muriel can be contacted via email: Muriel@maravilhosa.net