Creative leaders build teams that thrive in a crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work. Many of us have to work from home. Each team member needs motivation, emotional support, and skills to effectively work remotely.
Help team members balance family life with their work so they can be more productive and thrive in tough times.
8 Benefits of Team Building
Genuine team-building focuses on the positive, builds your assets, improves team skills, solve problems, and opens opportunities. Something you won’t get by playing energizers and those silly games.
If playing games make 20 percent of your team members show that the other 80 percent are losers, you are limiting your teams. Unwittingly, you are justifying silos, underperformance, and unhealthy competition.
My name is Jef Menguin. Together with a team of professional team building facilitators in the Philippines, I design and facilitate team-building experiences to help your teams thrive (even in crisis).
Foster sense of belonging.
Build rapport and camaraderie. Give team members the opportunity to learn more about each other. Teams that thrive are big in human connections.
Boost team productivity.
Team building exercises can be used to create the opportunity to identify ways to improve three Ps ((policies, processes, and procedures) that can affect productivity.
Engage team members.
Use positive behavioral psychology and gamification so your team becomes more involved in their personal and professional growth.
Build team accountability.
Through fun, safe, and engaging team building games, employees experience how to move from indifference to a sense of ownership, finding solutions, and making things happen.
Encourage creativity and innovation.
Use exercises that encourage team members to use their imagination so they can come up with creative solutions — and cultivate that creativity in the workplace.
Improve team communication.
The most obvious result of our team-building exercises is improved communication.
Enjoyable, fun activities enable employees to know each other, create a better understanding of each other’s values and break down walls of mistrust.
Increase sales and revenues.
Team building experiences can dramatically help your team members learn how to sell, negotiate, and keep clients. You only need to design the right team experiences.
Teams who care enough about customers plan and execute experiences that delight customers. You can increase customer loyalty through fun and creative team-building exercises.
Build Teams That Thrive
Today, more than ever, leaders need to enroll the support of everyone in the organization. Leaders must use every resource available to the organization and bring together the wisdom of everyone.
We need to support, inspire, and equip our leaders.
Even before the pandemic, I have advocated the use of online courses, virtual workshops, and webinars. That’s because the 4th Industrial Revolution is already here. There are countries who have been using the internet technology to educate their people.
The pandemic highlighted the importance of remote education.
But make no mistake. These virtual learning platforms aren’t typical. The typical ones are lecturers who do “death by powerpoint”. They kill you with bullets and boredom. Virtual education isn’t traditional training.
It is meant to be tiny, relevant, and engaging.
If you will let go of team building during a crisis, you are going to make a big mistake. Leaders need to learn how to take care of their people. They need new tools so they can design high-performance work (without being perceived as ruthless).
What Do People Want?
Find Effective Solutions
Virtual Workshops and Webinars Bring Immediate and Better Results for Lesser Cost
We don’t have to begin from scratch. This isn’t the first time humanity met a crisis. Some people have experienced crisis worst than what we how now. We can learn from them.
We can also design new solutions. We are in the best of times too. Technology provides as opportunities to succeed better than anytime in human history. What’s important is we keep our core values intact as we try new ways of solving new problems.
Virtual learning goes beyond webinar, workshops, and online courses. Those platforms. More important that platforms are your system of educating leaders. I can help you.
To kickstart ourselves, I designed three programs I believe leaders need during this crisis. They’ll learn mindsets, strategies, and skills that will help them get ahead in the new normal too.
Four Vital Behaviors of Crisis-Ready Leaders
Leadership roles have changed. It has been months since the start of the pandemic, but leaders are still looking for the “right solutions” to handle the ever-changing situation.
I studied the behaviors of leaders who navigated crisis after crisis. There are four vital behaviors that can help you manage a crisis.
Effective Ways to Spark Creativity
Crisis presents opportunities we have not seen before. Many companies folded. They did not survive. And some companies grew.
You can provide leaders opportunities to create new solutions. Discover mindsets and tools used by creative leaders to find seeds of opportunities in every adversity.
Lead Remote Employees with Compassion
We need to encourage malasakit at work. Work From Home is not as elegant as we used to think. Employees feel frightened, left out, and discouraged.
Find out how you can make people feel that you listen and care. Learn how to redesign work so everyone feel valued and get the job done.
Here’s how to make virtual learning experiences that work (using the Menguin Learning Experience System).
Discover Your Best
Begin with what you have when people work at their best. We strive to understand your situation. We pay attention to your strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and your desired results.
Define Desired Change
Clarify what you really want to achieve, the change and the impact that you want to see. Our purpose is to move from X to Y immediately and well for minimum cost, effort, and energy..
Design Learning Solutions
We consider multiple ways to solve your present challenges and seek (or create) new solutions. Then, we pick the best combination that promotes quick learning and engagement.
Deliver for Results
Whatever platform we use – virtual workshops, webinars, online courses, or group coaching – our intention is the immediate application of vital behaviors and critical skills.
Implement & Evaluate
True learning comes with practice. Even the tiniest learning unit may bring mighty results when implemented. Use various engagement strategies and tools to make change happen.
Embed within Culture
You can 10x or even 1000x your investment when you keep your eye on the ball. The secret to our learning system isn’t the two-hour webinar or virtual workshop. The secret is discipline.
Who Is Jef Menguin?
Virtual Mentor, Keynote Speaker, and Learning Strategist
My name is Jef Menguin. I am a professional speaker and workplace learning strategist.
Though often invited as a motivational speaker, I don’t do what many motivational speakers do on stage. That’s because I don’t motivate people. I help them clarify their motivations — and show them one or few things they can do to achieve what they want.
I believe that the right combination of motivation, abilities, and opportunities bring success. Unfortunately, many motivational speakers will “motivate” you but won’t equip you.
As a workplace learning strategist, I don’t see myself as a trainer. Truth be told, I started as a teacher, and I trained myself to become an effective trainer. I practiced instructional system design. But training is tactical. Not everything can be solved by training. So, it is wrong to start with a training needs assessment. I always begin with learners and users of learning.
I am a curator of learning. I believe that you do not have to overwhelm leaders with knowledge. One tiny unit of learning can make a mighty difference in leading people. But to find the one thing leaders need requires expertise. So, it is not easy. But you will find learning simple and fast — and you will get it for lesser costs
Build Teams That Thrive
We can work together to design tailor-fit virtual team learning experiences for your teams. Each virtual workshop and webinar can be supported by online courses and email education.