Procter & Gamble executives met in Cincinnati, Ohio to create a stronger team culture. Cincinnati became home base for this burgeoning global company, over 100 years ago, and gave its employees a chance to buy-in way back in 1887. Just fifty years after they entered production. All you have to do, to understand a bit of their business, and the diversity of products they produce, is to look around your own home. Gillette razors, Tide of course, toothpaste, check out the dog food and pet supplies, and they make luxury products too, like Olay, Dolce & Gabbana, and Hugo Boss. You are likely to find many P&G products on your own shelves or in your closet. They partner with many across the globe. On a more local level, P&G joins Wal-mart to present Family Movie Night.
Keeping track of development, and fine-tuning a global strategy, brings P&G managers from across the world to meet in Cincinnati. Part of their strategy is to create a more effective team culture. So, they called on The Leader’s Institute for our expertise in strengthening teams and building leaders. We spent about half a day doing just that. Creating A Team Culture team building event turns a day of learning into a fun and rewarding learning process. We focused on how to be better, more-effective leaders, how to communicate on a much effective level, and laughed while we did it.
Learning how to take a step back and recognize each other’s gifts, become more cooperative and far less judgmental of each other, was the lesson of the day. And it was all done in a very interactive way that also helps strengthen memory, by thinking in the way the brain really thinks – in pictures.
In a way, it is most of the good and kind stuff our moms taught us. Somewhere along the way most of us learned to be managers – with subordinates, and processes, rather than leaders who inspire and guide. All you have to do is be willing to change. Yes, there is learning how to undo a lot of bad stuff that we have learned over the years. But Creating a Better Team Culture, by creating more effective leaders will take any team into a stronger, more enjoyable future.
Paul Flaherty, of P&G told us quote, “This program was fantastic.” In a short amount of time, this program can make a big impact.
By Connie Timpson/Sr. Instructor/Performance Coach/The Leader’s Institute