Taking employees out of their comfort zones
It’s cold and windy on the rescue boat which is winding its way along the stunning coastline. Each crew member is focused on the task ahead, concentrating on their own responsibilities.
Away from her regular job as admin assistant, 21-year-old Fiona, who is normally fairly shy in the workplace, has discovered that she has a flair for communication. In charge of the boat’s radio system, she is co-ordinating the rescue with the control room on shore.
Not a fan of open water, 58-year-old senior project manager, Robert, is out of his comfort zone as one of the ‘swimmers’ who has to pull the inflatable stretcher from the boat to the rocks to rescue the injured man – the company’s 48-year-old chief executive.
This is a flavour of a teambuilding exercise organised by the Maritime Rescue Institute (MRI) in Stonehaven in the north-east of Scotland.