Human bodies are the best example for combined function. There are countless number of parts big and small, see and unseen in the body but all work together perfectly, doing what each has to do. Although the organs are different yet they understand each other, supporting and supplying. This is true about all animals and trees. Similarly, in work situations especially in big companies or manufacturing factories, men and machine need to cooperate with each other to put out the best quality in production. If the staffs are not united or able to combine well, the company cannot move forward and soon it will crumble. The employees suffer as a result. Even in a small division everyone has to work as a unit and it will benefit the groups as well as the individuals. The management expects this and work is given to several sections based on this quality. This involves changing ourselves to fit in with others during work.
Even in family life it is essential to adjust ourselves to live together. Children grow fast and many things begin to change. The parents have to adjust to these changes. Sometimes it is a kind of sacrifice. In business establishments and institutions the managements encourage corporate team building activities often, to see that the workforce blends together for better function of the company.
Most of the problems are due to people’s inability to understand themselves and others. Good communication is an important aspect in getting together in work. Therefore communication improvement is one of the subjects these programmes work on. There are expert counsellors who could guide to develop better communication. They explain the difference between hearing and listening. By this much misunderstanding can be avoided. When people understand each other properly they can unite to work and function. Otherwise, without proper understanding, any kind of work can get slower and disturbed.
The business world invests much money on training and career development. Out of these, executive coach improving their skill sets is an important element because, to sustain a business, a combined effort employees is crucial. There are actually workshops that are conducted in different sessions. They are supposed to be interesting, full of games and things to do than simply lecturing. Leaders who lead these sessions are known as facilitators because they in fact help the participants to be involved and not commanded to do. AT the start they introduce what is called the ‘ice breakers’. It is to make everyone comfortable and not confused or embarrassed. When a group comes together there are certain thoughts in the minds which will not help to participate. Such as: personal backgrounds, poor language, economic level etc. But ice breakers will help everyone to be free of these mental blocks.
So, at the end of these workshop sessions, it will be seen that, each one knows the others better than before; because, although we work together, the deeper self of everyone is not understood much. But during these workshop games and other programmes all are let loose to be free. This will help better bonding among the group.