19 Mar '14, 6pm

What Volunteering Taught Me About Teams

Over a period of several years, I volunteered with a girls’ group as an adult leader. When I joined the program, I had no idea what to expect. What I got was six 13 year-old girls who continually surprised and challenged me. For the girls, this group was an opportunity to learn about teamwork, communication, and accomplishing great things. Watching them learn to work together to solve problems challenged me to think more intentionally about team building in other contexts, such as the workplace. As it turns out, I still benefit today from considering the lessons they learned. Give everyone a chance to feel heard As an adult facilitator in this particular group, my job was to step in to help when needed. The rest of the time, I took a back seat. The girls formed a self-organizing team with the nebulous goal of doing cool things and having adventures. The concept of having t...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/volunteering-taught-teams/

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