The international automotive company Ficosa International employs over 6.000 employees in 40 different countries. The company is currently facing an important organizational tranformation and its related challenges as a consequence of its internalization process. In order to explore new ways of thinking and to integrate organizational strategies with people development intiatives, the executive team of Ficosa participated in a "Team Energy" process. The process took place during a Creative Hiking session in the Pyrenees that was facilitated and developed by Pinea3, an international consulting firm specialised in organisational-, leadership- and team development.
Based on the concept that every team has his own energy and that managing that energy is the key-point for the future in the Human Resources field, re-energizations are especially useful and beneficial. Some of the benefits of the Team Energy Process are:
• Aligning team objectives with strategic goals and corporate vision
• Increasing the motivation and individual commitment of its members
• Reducing destructive conflict and emotional stress. To improve well being
• Bonding the team, increase cooperation and improve communication
• Improving creativity, innovation and group decision making.
Another benefit of the Creative Hiking Experience is that executive teams are gathered around a new vision or a new strategy. Through an off-site program of self-knowledge, group identity is reinforced and cooperation is enhanced.
At the end of the Team Energy process which initiated with the Creative Hiking Experience- , the CEO of Ficosa USA, Joan Cañellas, said: “I have experienced how working with Pinea3 has provided us with the development of a new efficient and more conscious leadership. This work, received by more than 30 of our managers in the south of Europe, has given us a new shared vision at an organizational level as well as personal growth which has strengthened us as a real team. Today we can say that we are a more powerful and aligned team in all respects, clearly better prepared to face actual and future challenges.”
Based upon this positive experience, Finch & Beak participated in a Team Energy workshop in Barcelona and is partnering with Pinea3 to share knowledge and exchange ideas. For more information on organizational-, leadership- or team development please contact Xavier Tarré from the Pinea3 team via firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pinea3.com.
Author: Xavier Tarré, Managing Director Pinea3