As a leader it makes sense to do team building work when you’ve got a full team right?
The truth is, there’s so much change and movement within roles and across organisations right now that having a full team is rare.
And every day you wait on team building is another day that the culture you’re trying to shift is under pressure.
If you want to future-proof your culture, it starts now, by focusing on your current team, regardless of a few empty roles on the org chart.
That’s where we met Will Wettenhall.
Will heads up an Environment + Community team and when he reached out to Top Five, things were in a pretty dire situation. People were resigning, it felt like the work was building up more and more, and naturally under the pressure, the team had built some unhealthy work habits.
Will had two goals:
- Keep the current (and exhausted) team together.
- Future-proof the best parts about their culture so they could attract and keep great new people.
Will booked us in for our signature program and we got to work circuit breaking their exhaustion. We set the team up with neuroscience hacks that were easy and quick to implement daily, and day by day started rebuilding their culture in the thick of change. And brought new starters onto the program as they joined.
Flash forward three months and Will said, “I couldn’t have imagined where we were going to get to. The tools that we can take away with us, the trust, the vulnerability, the openness, I never saw that coming. I could only hope for it, but it has by far and away exceeded any expectations of what I thought we could get out of doing something like this. I am so proud of the culture we have built together. Together we are unbreakable.”
Take a look at these stats from Will’s team: