Caliper’s ‘Olympic’ model provides a clear and powerful way to improve the performance of teams.
The Caliper approach to team building does not go in for climbing ropes, group hugs or motivational speeches – our approach is very much centered around the real live issues groups are struggling with every day.
We also believe that the ‘Sports’ model of team development has serious flaws. It is very rare that a company has numerous people working on the exact same tasks and outcome, like a sports team. The outcome of a program focused on this theory may provide a short lived ‘buzz’ and a sense of inspiration, but generally the effect is not sustained.
Instead, Caliper’s ‘Olympic’ model provides a clear and powerful way to describe teams within organizations.
Effective teams are made up of highly effective individual performances, much like an Olympic 4 x 100m relay team. The success of a relay team relies on each member performing individually at their peak, and providing as seamless a handover to their team mate as possible.
As such, Caliper’s Team Building Program focuses on how to achieve the highest performance from each individual whilst working within a ‘team’ structure. This program helps participants understand what each individual brings to the table, and how their personality characteristics, natural strengths and potential limitations may impact team performance.