Learn to See – Da Vinci and Square Wheels of Connectedness and Engagement
I read this quote from Leonardo da Vinci and checked it for authenticity and then popped it into the context of organizational improvement. I am guessing that his workplaces in his times were slightly different than our workplaces today but the critical need for considered alternatives and differing perspectives continues to be an important factor in people and performance improvement.
There are two versions, actually, and I could not decide which spoke more eloquently. Your thoughts?
Perspective and consideration of alternatives are keys to creativity and innovation. Implementation is also a critical factor in organizations and commitment only comes from being actively involved in designing solutions for change and improvement.
Our team building exercise, The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, focuses on intra-team and inter-team collaboration and information sharing to optimize results. The play is fun, but the debriefing is the process for shifting focus and discussions from what we chose to do in the exercise to what we will choose to do in the workplace. What does mining more gold mean in your organization?
For the FUN of It!
Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.
One of the best teambuilding exercises in the world, as rated by his users, is The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, which focuses on leadership, collaboration, alignment and focuses on implementing the collective performance optimization ideas.
You can reach Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
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