Team Building Events in Bilbao
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The Bilbao of Guggenheim is a city that has displaced its centre towards the estuary district that until recently was an industrial area. Now, in a stunning transformation, what was a manufacturing city has become a modern business capital and a focus of tourism attracted to the city’s new contemporary image, no less contributed in part by the new Metro, some of its stations designed by Sir Norman Foster, the airport by Santiago Calatrava and the Euskalduna Conference Centre.
Its tiny old quarter, known as the “seven streets”, is full of friendly bars in which to snack or relax entertained by folk-song groups of Txikiteros who complete four of the grand passions of the Bilbainos, food, txikitos, (small glasses of white wine), choral singing and friendship. And that sums up Bilbao, a cosmopolitan city, tolerant and open, making no distinction in background or culture. Finally, the good network of highways, the city’s infrastructure and the fabulous atmosphere turn Bilbao into an excellent destination for your team building event.
Learning By Doing
Well designed and well managed, a Team Building program is an excellent tool to energize work teams. Our team training programs are based on Experiential Learning (Learning by Doing) and create scenarios that place participants and teams in an unusual environment outside their comfort zone. The success of a team depends not so much on the talent, qualifications or intelligence of its members, but more on how the behaviour of each of its members is accommodated and complemented. If we try to list the ideal qualities of a manager we will realize that far too many of them are mutually exclusive: decisive and reflective, strong and assertive but sensitive to people’s feelings, a fluent communicator and a good listener and so on.
However, while probably no individual can combine all those often mutually incompatible characteristics, a team of individuals certainly can, and often does. This is why it is not the individual but the team that is the instrument of sustained and enduring success in management whether this is within an educational, sports or work context. A team can renew and regenerate itself, build up a store of shared and collectively owned experience, information and judgement. This store can be passed on as seniors depart and juniors arrive. And it can be in ten places at once.
Based on the work of R. Meredith Belbin – Management Teams, Why they succeed or fail – Copyright © Belbin Associates, UK.