Direct Effect Team Building was recently invited to facilitate a Team Building Workshop for 325 executives in Stavanger Norway for A/S Norske Shell. This is one of Shells global group of energy and petrochemical companies. With over 104,000 employees in 110 countries, they play a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.
The goal of this session was to increase teamwork and positive leadership skills through an experiential exercise where teams are challenged to build functional fluid transporting “Pipelines” on table tops. This engineering challenge we call “Color Pumper Transport” requires creative problem-solving, strict timelines, environmental issues, limited resources and the ability to communicate at a high level with other regional teams building similar machines in other locations. In short the exercise was designed to reflect the same challenges and “real life” issues participants meet each day in their own workplace.
The participation and response to the Team Building exercise was outstanding! Participants had the opportunity to debrief the session and provide constructive ideas and feedback on the effectiveness of the machines they created. Additionally, individuals were able to see firsthand how positive communication, trust, creativity, decision making, and effective leadership impacted their ability to work together. Employees left the experience with a new outlook on Teamwork and a fresh set of ideas to implement in working with their own unique Teams.
For more information on creative and meaningful Team Building exercises for professional employees working in all levels of the Oil and Gas industry visit our web-site @ adirecteffect.com. Our recent clients include BP, Chevron, Harvest Energy, Schlumberger, Jiffy Lube Shell, Suncore Energy, Honetreat and Exxon Mobil.