Having worked with Howdens Joinery for over ten years it was arranged for the whole Audit team to come together at the wonderful Coniston Hotel in North Yorkshire (with whom we have known and worked with for nearly fifteen years) for a two day offsite meeting.
The main emphasis was around getting to know yourself, your role with the team and understand your team itself (even with remote teams that rarely see each other it is hugely beneficial to still ‘know’ and understand your team – think ‘belonging’).
Prior to meeting the team, each delegate received their Belbin team role questionnaire that they filled in online with the results being collated, analysed and subsequently graphically manipulated and displayed in preparation for the team offsite.
At the hotel, the Belbin results were displayed, discussed and delved into. The afternoon of day two was the culmination of the breakouts, workshops and facilitation and saw the team come together as one unit to create an all encompassing ‘Chain Reaction’ team activity.
The twist? The team had to utilise the Belbin results to create the perfect balance and mix of people in each sub-team in order to succeed.