In an effective team, everyone understands how to contribute in ways that support team outcomes; that go above and beyond what any individual could accomplish alone. But teamwork isn’t always easy.
One of the most common feedback about the effectiveness of team building is that the beneficial effects are often not sustained. How so? Most of the team building programs designed and organized are just activities-based, unstructured, and lack adoption of effective methodologies, without the usage of validated framework & range of supporting learning tools. Therefore, this does not give substantial depth to the team building program, and most of the time fun is preferred more than real in-depth learning and team engagement.
Most team building programs currently serve only as team bonding and relationship building events.
The reality is that a team cannot be transformed into a high performing, effective one within a two or three-day program. It is a deliberate process and involves dedication and hard work over a period of time and will only be successful if the organization’s leadership takes on a very active and highly visible role.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.”
Assessing the levels of team effectiveness and cohesiveness gives us insights on strengths and pain points that help build an effective team.
There are various team models which we can use to understand team growth in order to build a high performing team. These models are:
Experiential team activities and simulation games are learning metaphor and developmental intervention exercises for teams to build bonds, improve team communication, enhance cohesiveness, and generally to develop and grow into a better team.
Beyond obtaining insights on team effectiveness, understanding the strengths of each member in the team is essential to building a strong, balanced and capable group of team players, all of whom can contribute to team goals and success.
Our Leadership Development Programme is endorsed by Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), UK. We get your leaders ready for growth, future challenges and digitalization.
We leverage scientifically proven, well-researched assessment tools that provide reliable and valuable insights about your talents and leaders’ potential, strengths, limitations and role-fit.
Our personalized, flexible and bite-sized learning solutions are both digitally and virtually enabled – and our AI-driven platform is suited to meet employers’ different needs and preferences for learning and development at all levels.
Strengthen team cohesiveness, improve employee engagement and enhance your organization’s culture via strong intervention sessions and engagement through various team assessments, experiential learning activities, as well as simulations.
We engaged Fish Camp Learning for their leadership competencies assessments because their behavioural and profiling assessment tools are well-researched and the assessment reports are customised to the organisation’s needs. In addition, Theo and his team are able to help participants to connect their assessment results to their behaviour at the workplace. This is very powerful to activate the desire for behaviour change in order to achieve better work performance. In many occasions, life related situations were also discussed. From a talent management expert’s point of view, I truly appreciate Fish Camp’s experiential development programmes and we have benefited much from the programmes. Without qualms, I would recommend Fish Camp!
Dr. Jessica Tang
Senior Manager, Talent Development,
Group HR, Top Glove Corporation Berhad
On behalf of Fresenius Medical Care Production Sdn Bhd, I would like to take this opportunity to place on record our appreciation for the excellent ongoing Leadership Development Program you have conducted with us since December 2018. Fish Camp Learning has many good simulation tools and good experiential activities that are catered according to our needs and objectives. The Workplace Big Five Leadership assessments are among examples of the most beneficial ones where we have applied in the areas of leadership to increase leadership effectiveness and communication efficiency. What I would also like to highlight is the team of facilitators and coaches that delivery the workshops shown high competencies in their respective field and immensely helpful and passionate.
Tam Poh Yih
HR Manager, Fresenius Medical Care Production Sdn Bhd
Theo (Fish Camp Learning ) is a trusted partner for me and my team. He brings to the table so much of depth knowledge on psychology, personality, behaviour and translates the learning into something which is easily comprehensible. His humility wows us all the time and willingness to always share, flexibility in approach and committing to deliver solutions the right way for us is commendable. Thanks Theo for the great partnership.
Head of Learning & Talent Development at HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
I started to engage the services of Theo (Fish Camp Learning) for some of his development programs since my last organization. From the experience as a client, our employees who attended his program provided encouraging feedback on what they took away from the program - both in terms of new learning and new awareness. I care a lot about experiential and interactive learning and Theo with his team has never failed me. Theo has wealth of knowledge and experience in various team effectiveness and leadership programs which helped me a lot in finding the right intervention and program for different needs and teams dynamic I have. Post the training program, Theo will also share his observations and feedback. I enjoyed his friendly nature and even temperament. I can whole heartedly recommend Theo.
Regional HR Director, ASEAN Informa PLC
On behalf of the Human Relations team of Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd, I would like to take this opportunity to place on record our appreciation for the excellent team building workshops you conducted with us for 1.5 years in a row. Fish Camp Learning has many good simulation tools and good experiential activities that are catered according to our needs and objectives. DISC Personality Traits Assessment is for example one of the most beneficial one to our team where we have applied in the areas to increased communication efficiency amongst the Human Relations team members. What I would also like to highlight is your capability to adopt the agenda during the workshop in order to ensure the best result and the most emotional team empowerment. Your continuous support has allowed the Human Relations team to achieve immeasurable progress and it continues to strive towards even better success.
Fish Camp really lives up to their motto “Building Teams, Moulding Leaders"
Head of Human Relations, Continental Tyre Malaysia