Canvas Creek led the team through a trust walk exercise, the end of which brought the team of 125 people to an outdoor art studio. The temperature was nearing 100*, and many of the staff were, to say the least, reluctant to participate in a team building project.
As often happens, the enthusiastic team members led the charge of ”we can do this’ and everyone started to paint. That is when the magic of the process took over. Small elements became bolder, teams began to cheer each other, laughter filled the park, and when the moment was just right we unleashed dance music and DRAMATIC change. There was more laughter, much disgruntlement, and, as we knew would happen, a coming together of the teams.
Because of the heat debriefing was minimal, but the conversations carried into training the next day. The staff determined to be nicer to each other, they aired concerns and made plans for effective communication and healing.