Working with others is never easy. In fact, working with others are usually frustrating, time consuming, and stressful.

Ask me why.

Because teamwork isn’t natural to us. Filipinos are competitive that there is a tendency not to cooperate with others — most specially with people whom we deem as competition to promotion.

Dito kami, Doon Kayo. Walang pakialaman.

Company meetings are usually longer than necessary. There are team members who speak too much but do not know how to listen. There are those who dare not speak, baka kasi mapag-initan.

No wonder, most meetings are wasted opportunities to solve problems.

How about those who think that team building is all about playing games? Or those who simply want to play games and nothing more?

One reason why many Filipinos chose to play games, no matter how artificial, than engage into courageous conversations is because they are not ready to confront others. They do not know how. They are afraid of the consequences.

This is why a team building experience that provides your team members problem solving tools that encourages communication and collaboration is highly beneficial to the health of any team.
Learning a few conflict resolution tactics is of high practical value.

In a team building experience, you can explore principles, practices, tools, and techniques to improve team communication and collaboration. These includes:

• The Benefits of Collaboration & the Collaboration Proces
• How to Build High Trust Relationships with Clients
• What Is a Process Map — And Why Designing a Process Map Can Help Us Make Excellent Decisions
• How to Encourage the Sense to Personal Accountability
• Overcome the Barriers That Prevent Your Team From Collaborating
• How to Effectively Run Meetings & Communicate Team’s Progress
• How to Apply Team Tools on Viewing Problems, Generating Ideas, and Evaluating Solutions

These are the core benefits you can have. This is not yet team building. Get a tailored team building experience based on your present realities and will be designed to meet the future needs of your organization.

Team building experience is in not a magic pill.

Jef Menguin

My name is Jef Menguin. I am professional team building facilitator in the Philippines. I also help organizations implement leadership development programs, improve customer experiences, and solve problems through design thinking.

I have conducted leadership training programs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines.

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