“None of us is as smart as all of us.”
I got thinking: I was listening to the CBC yesterday, and I heard the comedian Maz Jobrani discussing his new movie “Jimmy Vestwood, Amerikan Hero”, and how he is raising money through crowd funding to pay for it. (Crowd funding describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. You may have heard of Kickstarter, which is a popular initiative for musicians.) When asked about how he was using crowd funding, Jobrani told the announcer about the advice he was given – PLAN AHEAD BEFORE YOU START ANYTHING!
So he spent a year making contacts, talking to friends, family, his multitude of networks, and laid the foundation for the crowd funding process. And he’s well on his way to making his budget for the movie.
The idea: Which got me thinking. No, I’m not going to do a movie! But I can also use my networks and contacts via the internet to help me in my work, especially if I broaden my notions of “Team” to include pretty much anyone who reads this post!
So, welcome to my team!
Now, I need your help. I am going to be doing a team building activity with my Parks folks later in March. There are about a gazillion team building exercises I can choose from, and I would like to know what works, what resonates with each and every one of you, and what you would recommend.
Your task: I would appreciate it if each of you would reflect on your experience and share with me/us you best team building exercise. What did you like about it? How hard is it to do? What did it accomplish?
If you would do that here, then anyone who contributes will end up having access to (hopefully) a variety of effective, interesting and easy to deliver team building exercises. Please take a moment and share your ideas. Instead of crowd funding, it is crowd training, and we all win!