Are Service Trips The Ultimate Team-Building Activity? - Mike Sherbakov
A team that is tightly knit and cohesive is going to outperform one that is loosely assembled. 10 times out of 10. Team building is about more than selecting the right people for the right roles.
A team that is tightly knit and cohesive is going to outperform one that is loosely assembled.
10 times out of 10.
Team building is about more than selecting the right people for the right roles.
We, as leaders, also need to bring people together intentionally, facilitate rapport building, and play a role in helping develop the connections between staff from “just coworkers” to “someone they’d go to batt for.”
One of the quickest shortcuts we’ve found in the Breakthrough Academy universe to boost TEAM COHESION is service-based activities and trips. Go carts and wing nights are awesome, but if you want to put team bonding on steroids, doing something good for a person, a family, or a community is the fastest way to do it.
We all have an innately human need to serve others, and these experiences’ emotional intensity can help bring down people’s walls.
Mike Sherbakov, our guest today, is the founder of the Greatness Foundation a non-profit that leads impact initiatives and community projects aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He’s also a partner in The Veteran Fund venture capital firm that invests in high-growth technology startups led by ex-military founders (how cool is that?)
Through the lens of his military background, Mike explains WHY team cohesion is fundamental to success, what happens to units without it, and how to bring your team closer while doing some good in the world.