One of the essential elements to Forge programs, classes and workshops, is the intentionally collaborative nature of everything we do with 5 yo's through to adults.
Collaboration doesn't "just happen" though. It takes intentionally creating an environment where collaboration can take place and is encouraged to take place. From where people sit in the room, to the language that happens around and with them, to the expectations of inclusion. It also takes tools.
We believe that if people have the proper tools, and practice regularly with using those tools, their ability to work in a team; to lead a team from within; and their understanding of other team members' perspectives will be greatly increased.
We use a mix of "understanding each other" tools such as learning styles (VARK), personality (Myers Briggs) and combine it with understanding of team dynamics (5 Dysfunctions of a Team; Tribal Leadership) and put it around the framework of Tuckman's Stages of Team Formation. Each team builder has a specific goal that it's trying to achieve. This intentionality is resulting in strong teams who know how to collaborate and worth through the tougher stages of team development.
If you would like to talk with us about a team builder for your corporate or organizational team, let us know. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org