Our team has operated more cohesively even in just the short time since Bill was with us. We know that this investment into our staff will pay dividends for years to come. Raydeane and I couldn't be more thankful for the impartation that Bill brought to our team.
How We Worked Together
Friday morning started off with great anticipation by the team and their spouses as we had the next four hours together to explore how they could go to the next level. As I generally do, we started out by getting acquainted and having the team help design our time together and what outcomes would be most helpful. Teams know their needs better than someone coming in from the outside.
Together we spent the next two hours exploring what a team is, how it is different than a work group and the characteristics of a healthy team. Taking time to see where teams fail and what actions are needed to restore healthy was an eye opening experience. Looking beneath the surface and examining deeper opened the door to acknowledging weakness and needs existed even in a dream team.
Personally speaking, this process challenged me to address some long forgotten wounds that I didn't realize were still playing a role in how I responded to situations, I walked away feeling better equipped as a pastor, husband, father, and friend.
Dr. Graybill's ability to navigate our team to a new level of trust and transparency in just a few hours was a combination of thought-provoking ideas and concepts and profound first hand accounts of conflict resolution and restoration. This is one team building investment you don't want to omit from your budget.