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• teamwork and communications
• inter-team collaboration
• strategic planning and resource management
• organizational ali...
Our Goals:
• Work Together
• Get to the Mine
•• Mine as much GoldMine as much Gold
as We Canas We Can
• Return to
Apache J...
Our Goals:
• Work Together
• Get to the Mine
•• Mine as much GoldMine as much Gold
as We Canas We Can
• Return to
Apache J...
A sense of competition and the natural competitiveness
commonly caused by the “My Team, My Team, My Team”
focus measurably...
Our expressed goal is to mine as much gold as WE
can and to have fun while doing it! We also want to
have a very positive ...
The play of the game is our anchor
point for serious discussions about
the choices we make and the issues
of communication...
Our debriefing questions
focus on such themes as
the following:
(Note: We also use cartoons as visual
anchors to key actio...
The game generates some amount of discord and
disagreement as to what are the best decisions.
Not everyone agreed and it w...
And reaching agreement and making good decisions is
what will generate better teamwork, planning and results.
And we NEED ...
Things didn’t necessarily work smoothly. There was lots
of “mud” on our journey that made team progress
difficult. Journey...
And there could be a lot of
pressure on team leadership
for getting things done
more, better, and faster…
Employee engagement is an
experience to be lived
not a problem to be solved.
It’s really neat, getting to the Top,
one won...
We can readily talk about organizational alignment and the
need to have shared goals and objectives.
All of the teams coul...
But remember, “My Team. My Team, My Team” and that
particular dynamic mentioned earlier…
We hear
teams talk
about They.
And we hear
teams talk
about THEM:
So, what we talk about is that They and
Them are really US, and that teamwork
and collaboration offer benefits.
We could have then worked together to execute
the One Best Plan.
After all, this was NOT a race; we just had time
limits. ...
But, Nah! And
Yeeee Haaaaa!
Let’s Get ‘er
DONE and just
have some Fun!
So many teams just
took off flying
toward
The Mine....
Chaos.
Confusion.
Reality!
So, after the play has ended and the gold has been
mined, we have the chance to sit by the fire and
chat about what we cou...
Heck, we might even notice
some NEW possibilities for
what we can choose to do!
Here are some
key slides
representing
possibilities for
discussions...
What did you
learn from
your
experience?
Let’s have a
Yeeee
Haaaaa!!
After all, we were here to have fun and learn something!
What kinds
of Mud
must we
deal with?
Expedition Leaders
can help teams
be more successful.
Why don’t teams
ask for
assistance?
What can we
do to better
align our
teams to our
goals?
What can weWhat can we
change to allow forchange to allow for
betterbetter
collaborationcollaboration
within ourwithin our...
Benefits of
Collaborating
are obvious.
Why do teams
compete?
In a flashIn a flash
flood, eachflood, each
raindrop willraindrop will
claim itsclaim its
innocence.innocence.
Why are
Clear Goals
needed for
effective
leadership?
If the focus
is on survival,
can one really
focus on
success?
Competition:
An Issue of
Balance.
It’s ALL
About
Teamwork
and Mining
What might
I consider
doing
differently?
It is all about choice and choices;
we generate considered alternatives.
This was
Remember:
But it is also a great learning and discussion experience!
only
a game!
Have FUN
Out There!
Thanks for your time,
energy and thinking.
www.PerformanceManagementCompany.com
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool
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Dutchman is a team building exercise that focuses on collaboration, alignment, teamwork and communications and that works for organizational improvement. It offers broad possibilities for debriefing on performance improvement, leadership, intrinsic motivation and other aspects of people and performance. It is simple, fun, effective and bombproof and is used worldwide by consultants and trainers. Since 1993. By Dr. Scott Simmerman

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The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine: An Organizational Development Tool

  1. 1. • teamwork and communications • inter-team collaboration • strategic planning and resource management • organizational alignment to shared goals • leadership and support and other aspects of team play and motivation The focus can be on:
  2. 2. Our Goals: • Work Together • Get to the Mine •• Mine as much GoldMine as much Gold as We Canas We Can • Return to Apache Junction • Have Fun!
  3. 3. Our Goals: • Work Together • Get to the Mine •• Mine as much GoldMine as much Gold as We Canas We Can • Return to Apache Junction • Have Fun! Note the “We” – most teams miss that and frame it: “My Team, My, Team, My Team” instead of overall collaboration with the Big WE!
  4. 4. A sense of competition and the natural competitiveness commonly caused by the “My Team, My Team, My Team” focus measurably sub-optimizes the group performance results. Collaboration rather than competition is a key factor for success.
  5. 5. Our expressed goal is to mine as much gold as WE can and to have fun while doing it! We also want to have a very positive experience to debrief so that we can discuss alternatives for improvement. THAT is the goal of playing this exercise. The Goal is to mine as much Gold as We Can!
  6. 6. The play of the game is our anchor point for serious discussions about the choices we make and the issues of communication and teamwork. Collaboration offers much higher payouts than competition, but players often choose to try to win rather than optimize overall results. This allows for great debriefing!
  7. 7. Our debriefing questions focus on such themes as the following: (Note: We also use cartoons as visual anchors to key actions and the fast play of the game allows for lots of tabletop and group discussions about choices made and real alternatives in the workplace.)
  8. 8. The game generates some amount of discord and disagreement as to what are the best decisions. Not everyone agreed and it was important for the team to reach a consensus about what to do, where to go, what to take and how much risk should be managed. Disagreement is good if it insures that we have looked at things from a variety of perspectives.
  9. 9. And reaching agreement and making good decisions is what will generate better teamwork, planning and results. And we NEED agreement! We need everyone on board and feeling that their ideas have been considered. Once we got agreement, teams could focus on getting things done: planning, trading, and executing. AGREEMENT MEANS SHARED OWNERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT.
  10. 10. Things didn’t necessarily work smoothly. There was lots of “mud” on our journey that made team progress difficult. Journeys never seem to be easy, but talking about issues and opportunities is a key to improvement.
  11. 11. And there could be a lot of pressure on team leadership for getting things done more, better, and faster…
  12. 12. Employee engagement is an experience to be lived not a problem to be solved. It’s really neat, getting to the Top, one wonders if success will ever stop. Collaboration is one real great key as is planning things, it seems to me. We see the goal, we see the top. What pushes us to never stop? We can easily talk about Motivation and Success
  13. 13. We can readily talk about organizational alignment and the need to have shared goals and objectives. All of the teams could have chosen to work together.
  14. 14. But remember, “My Team. My Team, My Team” and that particular dynamic mentioned earlier…
  15. 15. We hear teams talk about They. And we hear teams talk about THEM:
  16. 16. So, what we talk about is that They and Them are really US, and that teamwork and collaboration offer benefits.
  17. 17. We could have then worked together to execute the One Best Plan. After all, this was NOT a race; we just had time limits. Our goal was to Mine as much Gold as WE Can. We wanted to optimize our results, but we did not mine all we could have…
  18. 18. But, Nah! And Yeeee Haaaaa! Let’s Get ‘er DONE and just have some Fun! So many teams just took off flying toward The Mine. And it WAS Fun!
  19. 19. Chaos. Confusion. Reality!
  20. 20. So, after the play has ended and the gold has been mined, we have the chance to sit by the fire and chat about what we could have done, what we should have done and what we might choose to do now that we are heading back to the workplace…
  21. 21. Heck, we might even notice some NEW possibilities for what we can choose to do!
  22. 22. Here are some key slides representing possibilities for discussions...
  23. 23. What did you learn from your experience?
  24. 24. Let’s have a Yeeee Haaaaa!! After all, we were here to have fun and learn something!
  25. 25. What kinds of Mud must we deal with?
  26. 26. Expedition Leaders can help teams be more successful. Why don’t teams ask for assistance?
  27. 27. What can we do to better align our teams to our goals?
  28. 28. What can weWhat can we change to allow forchange to allow for betterbetter collaborationcollaboration within ourwithin our organization(s)?organization(s)?
  29. 29. Benefits of Collaborating are obvious. Why do teams compete?
  30. 30. In a flashIn a flash flood, eachflood, each raindrop willraindrop will claim itsclaim its innocence.innocence.
  31. 31. Why are Clear Goals needed for effective leadership?
  32. 32. If the focus is on survival, can one really focus on success?
  33. 33. Competition: An Issue of Balance.
  34. 34. It’s ALL About Teamwork and Mining
  35. 35. What might I consider doing differently? It is all about choice and choices; we generate considered alternatives.
  36. 36. This was Remember: But it is also a great learning and discussion experience! only a game!
  37. 37. Have FUN Out There! Thanks for your time, energy and thinking. www.PerformanceManagementCompany.com

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