Podcast Episode 10. Adaptability - how can sheep-herding help teams be more agile? - Raising The Baa

Podcast Episode 10. Adaptability – how can sheep-herding help teams be more agile?

Podcast Episode 10. Adaptability – how can sheep-herding help teams be more agile?

Never has adaptability been more relevant than right now.

As a result of the pandemic every business is adjusting, even totally pivoting, and its people are adapting to a new working pattern and environment.

In this episode we discuss the need for adaptability when participating in a Raising the Baa team building programme. Why is it such a fundamental need? Because sheep are unpredictable – possibly the key differentiating feature of our team building activity.

Every team has to be agile. It’s usually a new experience for all taking part which makes for a level playing field. Plans are long discussed yet can still fail, so team members have to be resilient and accept that an alternative strategy is needed.

Herding sheep into a pen is far more complex than any team expects, which prompts a totally flexible style of leadership to come to the fore. There’s much science behind this concept as we discovered when Nick Obolensky, the founder of Complex Adaptive Leadership, sampled Raising the Baa whilst we were still proving concept. His thoughts, recorded on this short video back in 2012, are as relevant now as they were then.

Paul Warriner, The Recognition Coach, is in conversation with Chris Farnsworth, Head Shepherd and founder of Raising the Baa. In this episode they discuss how teams have to adapt to ever-evolving situation in the field to successfully achieve the tasks set.

Enjoy – and thank ewe for listening 🙂

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