In the second part of the morning Chris followed up the Jenga exercise with three questions:
- What did you notice about yourself in the exercise? (Feelings, roles, engagement)
- What did you notice about anyone else during the exercise?
- What part of the exercise reminded you of your job, club, squad (or what was very different)?
Chris suggested that to function individually and collectively we need to make multiple decisions and take action. He considered how we look and see. Can we see the obvious?
Chris noted that successful teams deliver on a task (and enjoy tasks). Noted that teams support each other both in getting on with a task and doing something critical to impact on success. He concluded the discussion with a consideration of leading, following and silence.
Chris noted three levels of competence:
- Content (what are we going to do)
- Process (how will we do this?)
Chris proposed that a skilled leader works on all three levels. He then talked about working on hypotheses to develop a team and crossing all three levels. Chris noted that the capacity to receive feedback is vital in teams. This part of the day concluded with a discusion of labelling in team contexts and stereotyping behaviour.