Adeline Farrelly, the Secretary General of FEVE (based in Brussels), wanted to thank her Management Team for the excellent results of the past year. She wasn't that sporty herself, but she knew that a Mind5® Training programme would be a fantastic opportunity for her team. She thought that a combination of team training, stress management and a business game would suit her team well.
The international team of FEVE travelled with a private driver to the Land van Maas and Waal to undertake a Mind5® Training programme on the survival course at Storm Outdoor.
The FEVE team started with stress management training and learned about the influence stress and pressure has on team performance. Subsequently, participants paired up and each pair became responsible for the running of a hypothetical company in the sports sector.
Every company could earn strategic tools by performing physical work on the survival track. But not all strategic tools were equally expensive. The most beneficial tools, such as rolling out a complete marketing plan, were more expensive than the less impactful tools – a social media campaign, for example.
Under time pressure and physical fatigue, deliberation on smart and efficient choices was required. In addition, it was of great importance that each team member played a role within the team and that the tasks were efficiently distributed.
Adeline Farrelly writes that the training was:
“A truly memorable team building day. The first survival course training we had been on and Mind5® made sure it was tough and fast moving but still suited to each of us individually.
The business game was great fun and a wonderful proxy for how much effort you are willing to invest to take your business to the next level!
Thank you very much for a great training session which was very well organized and great fun. The food was superb too and you managed to organize the weather! I can tell you all my colleagues really enjoyed it."