S2 | E7: Partnering with Nature in Work with Teams

Season 2, Episode 7,  Jun 15, 2021, 06:00 AM

In this episode I speak with Lesley Roberts about her outdoor approach to coaching work - with individuals and teams. I ask her why working in nature is important and she makes the distinction between work that focusses on the activity (team bonding), and work that focusses on the team (team development). So what difference does working outside make? 'Nature plays a role of perspective, safety and comfort for people to have conversations that matter... what's the stuff that really matters to this team, at this moment.’ Lesley also talked about nature bringing ‘an honesty and relation to how does our team show up in the organisation, and how we do we show up in relation to each other within the team, and brings a sense of whole person’. This works feels revealing, renewing and sustaining. The correlations of the natural cycle in team relationships and development and the cycle of nature feel relevant and nourishing. How could you partner with nature with your team?

This series is for practitioners, HR and leaders of teams interested and curious about work at the team level. You'll hear from experienced practitioners as they share their work in this space - and challenge ourselves to consider what impact working virtually has on this work - as we explore interventions, techniques and processes that can help improve the functioning, health and performance of a team. This series aims to lift the lid on this often complex yet hidden work and share the experience of team practitioners more broadly.