In a world where remote working is fast becoming the norm, the need for interdependence between colleagues and teams in world-changing companies has never been more important.
To tackle this issue, Abracademy flew off to Paris to hold a workshop with some of the most influential law makers from across the world, to talk strategy and explore the idea of momentum. We joined in at the end of an intense two day session to bring the team together, and leave them with a sense of not only their own magic, but of the magic that’s made possible through true collaboration.
Our 2 hour experiential workshop focused on discovering this magic of interpedendance. This notion of interdependence, as Aristotle famously noted, occurs when ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. This is achieved by finding our individual strengths, connecting them with the complementary strengths of others, and unleashing the power of collective intelligence!
Our mission was to help the group to use magic as a means of drawing attention to their individual strengths, believing in the super powers of their team, and understanding what attributes connected them. We wanted the team to leave with a renewed sense of interdependence and, of course, for them to wow their friends and families with the magic that they'd learned.
It was a truly marvellous workshop which had leaders and colleagues connecting in a way they don’t get to do very often. They turned up, tuned in, opened themselves up to feeling vulnerable by sharing their personal stories and in doing so, their personalities shone through.
For Abracademy it was an unforgettable experience because no matter who you are, or what you’re doing in the world, there’s still a big kid in all of us. Magic has the incredible power to bring this out and give us the opportunity to reveal our true selves, so that we can leave behind our barriers and inhibitions.
We also are blessed to have experienced the magic of Paris and its peoples unapologetic fight for balance between work and life - a lesson we are taking back with us.