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With a unique approach mixing business management best practices, design thinking and surfing takeaways our customized seminars equip corporate and startup teams to better navigate specific VUCA contexts.
WHAT IS A VUCA CONTEXT ?
Just like the Ocean itself a VUCA context is a Versatile + Unpredictible + Complex + Ambiguous environment. All companies increasingly face this type of environment, but few are effectively prepared to address critical situations when they come.
Our seminars develop a collective vision, agility, timing and execution speed under challenging conditions, to turn more or less functioning teams into high performing squads.
OUR PRE OFF-SITE WORK
“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail” as legendary UCLA Basketball team coach John Wooden would put it. To ensure your team building will be nothing but a success, we make sure before any off-site to explore your business and team’s current state with an on-site 360 degrees assessment.
Based on our observations, as well as the vision and feedback of the team(s) we come up with a tailored off-site content and program of activities and workshops, which we refine together in order to best address your company’s main current challenge.
WHY SURF ?
Surfing is more than just a sport and does not have to be an extreme experience. It is actually a perfectly suited activity for your teammates to get to know themselves better both individually and collectively, and to navigate the VUCA environment that is the ocean.
Rather than an individual or competitive approach to surfing, we offer an alternative, adaptive experience that is open to anyone no matter their age or physical condition. This setup enables people to get a profitable and rewarding experience full of joy and takeaways that they can then share as a team.
This in turn enhances binding among people and removes any potential blockers or tensions that the team might have experienced in the day to day work.
FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE COLLECTIVE
Building on a physical experience of self-discovery in practice is the most powerful way to create lasting takeaways that can actually be shared by everyone on the team.
The surf experience sharing time is a key moment in our off-sites, where new insights and values may arise and colleagues get to know each other in a way they haven’t experienced before. The safe, informal space created becomes a trusted environment and fertile ground for stronger team building.
This is where and when our tailored workshops can then best operate and deliver results that the day to day office life does not provide.