[WP 6] Chapter 3.0

C3 Team Ability

Les Papillons Blancs de Lille | France

 

Regis Alvin, Les Papillons Blancs de Lille | France

During the Kick off meeting in November in Oberursel, the partners engaged in a workshop to explore what team abilities are, what skills are expected to work together, and what methods could be used to develop these competences.

 

We scheduled a timetable to reach our first goal, gathering and sharing methods and experimentation in order to select the best practices for the next transnational meeting in Athens. During December, the partners from Lithuania, the Netherlands and France have composed a target group in each country with staff and PWDs.

 

The methods employed are group discussion, skills list, roleplay and interviews.

Kindercentra De Roef | Netherlands

The partners from the Netherlands composed a group with 1 client and 3 staff members and decided to take a scientific approach to Team Ability, starting with a definition:

To have the skills to contribute in a cooporative and coordinated effort on the part of a group of people / persons, acting together as a team in the interest of a common goal / cause.

 

The partners focused on clients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who deserve a job and to participate in society. They have special skills (eg. High attention to detail) that could represent an asset to employers, they do, however, have some difficulties with communication. They need clarity and structure in their workspace.

 

Definiton of Team Ability:

Developing the individual skills necessary to contribute as the member of a group in a cooporative and coordinated working environment. Allowing everyone to act together as a team in the interest of a common goal or cause.

Lina Trebiene, Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras | Lithuania

We focused on social behavior at work. We established the STELLA team, the leaders and the methods:

  • Talents and limits
  • Skills list
  • Experimental learning
  • Role play
  • Interviews
  • Visual presentations

Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras | Lithuania

Team is Power! - according to the participants of the STELLA Team from our Lithuanian partner Jaunuolių Dienos Centras. Why? Check out their new video about social behaviour!

 

Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras | Lithuania

The less skilled team members learn from the more experienced and more confident ones.

Regis Alvin, Les Papillons Blancs de Lille | France

The French partners composed a group of 3 staff members and 8 clients. After skills were identified for team ability, they decided to play a game "the minefield game" with teams of 2 people composed of 1 guide and 1 blindfolded person. The idea was to perform the skills identified in a game with a small team.

 

The blind folded participant orientates themselves throughout the room with the guidance of their team, avoiding certain objects or locating them and bringing them somewhere else.

The Minefield Game

After evaluating the game, especially the difficulties they met, the clients and the staff noted that the skills in the game could be similar to situations at work.

 

Work results:

  • Some participants had difficulties telling right from left
  • Other participants found clever ways to reach the goal
  • One participant abandoned their team mate during the game
  • Some decisions were made without preliminary discussion
  • Everybody took it very seriously, after all it was work, not a game

 

 

Conclusions:

  • If anybody has difficulties we can adapt the game
  • If you have good ideas you can share them with your team mate
  • Even when the going gets tough, we have to see it through togtether
  • When participants make decisions alone, the game is less enjoyable

 

 

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