Published: July 25th 2009July 25th 2009
The executive management team for the CPA Global office in India headed off to Shimla this weekend to align ourselves around our common purpose. When you have goals as big as CPA Global you need to be in the highest state of trust and communication. Fortunately, our country head in India, Bhaskar Bagchi, not only understands this but he takes his team out on corporate team building exercises to assure this.
For this team building exercise, Paul Mathew of the "Corporate Theatre" facilitated the experience. Paul teaches successful team behaviors through experiential learning. It was a brilliant and powerful experience and great fun was had by all. For example, in one two hour session, we had to write a play, rehearse it, create a set, and perform the play, all in less than 90 minutes. When he assigned us this exercise, I thought he was out of his mind. But both teams were able to accomplish their assignment with stunning success. Team power is unimaginable when you align behind a common purpose. More information about his course is available at www.theatreforlearning.blogspot.com.
On the drive to Shimla, we spotted the Solar Eclipse. I took a few pictures. Kim is in
Delhi this weekend with our friend Reni.
"Shimla (Hindi: शिमला [ˈʃɪmlaː] ( listen); Punjabi: ਸ਼ਿਮਲਾ), originally called Simla, is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India. A popular tourist destination, Shimla is often referred to as the "Queen of Hills" (a term coined by the British). Located in the north-west Himalayas at an altitude of 2,128 metres (6,982 ft), the city of Shimla, draped in forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The city is famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture reminiscent of the colonial era. Shimla is also known for the prestigious Bishop Cotton School, which is one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimla
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