ThePractical Exercise Application
Inthis course, I found the concept of trust falling very interestingthus I designed a practical exercise that is linked to the topic oftrust. One member of the team was selected and stood on a raisedplatform, next he deliberately allowed himself to fall backwardrelying on other members of the group to support or catch him. Thisactivity is all about support and trust when in the forming stage ofteam development. The aim of the catcher is to support the faller, sothey may need to adjust themselves to ensure that the volunteer landsafely in the landing area.
Thepurpose of this exercise is to demonstrate the concept or principleof trust in team management and development. This activity helpsindividuals and the team to discover both how it feels to trust andbe trustworthy. The practice makes an opening for the team and theteamwork organizer to an actual and important debate about how todevelop a high trust setting. Equally, trust fall activity helpspeople to develop their attitudes it can be noted from theindividuals who can be easily directed as they are the sameindividuals who are ever the leaders of trust (Caproni, 2011).
Secondly,to learn the importance of teamwork and letting others help youaccomplish goals. It provides illustrations on what trust reallymeans. It provides us with the necessity of group work and how onecan be a better co-worker in any organization. As the activityinvolves integrity, strength, and confidence among the team members.Every member of the team expects support and hopes that nothing willgo astray as the team has the obligation or responsibility to giveaid.
Theobjectives of this exercise are as follows. First, it develops jointrespect, honesty, and empathy as well as foster better communicationand group work skills among group members. The person fallingbackward relying on other team members expects others to be open andempathic so that they are able to catch him. The support given by theteam members illustrates teamwork collaboration and mutualdevelopment. Equally, it demonstrates reliance as the person fallingbackward had to rely on the group.
Secondly,it underlines the concepts of protection among team members. In thisactivity, everyone ought to protect someone in the group from anyuncertainty or injury. All group members have to look out for eachother. It also outlines the possible ways through which people canprotect each other in any scenario.
Thepractical learning from the exercise includes the following. First,the activity provides practical skills, knowledge, and techniquesthat someone can apply in his or her daily life. The experience thatwe went through during the actual exercise shaped our practicalskills. Likewise, we are able to observe or manipulate real objectsor material to stimulate our interests and enjoyments that arerelevant in our careers and organization management.
Secondly,it provides individuals with experiences of the day to day work whilethey prepare to enter the labor force. It gives us the opportunity todraw conclusions of what is expected when our co-workers or teammembers need support thus it is a great way someone is able to learnabout what he likes, what he wants to do and more about training anddeveloping a particular team.
Inconclusion, the trust falling game concept demonstrates teamwork andcommunity collaboration. It fosters trust among the team members asthey learned the meaning of teamwork and allows others help usachieve our goals the exercise stresses the importance of being safeduring this activity. Similarly, the activity illustrates leadershipskills that someone needs to take part in team work efficiently.
CaproniP. (2011). Management skills for everyday life: The practical coach.Pearson Higher Ed.