Today I want to present some members of the professional team I work with in Romania.
We have been through many difficulties over the last 20 months, but persevered and we stand on our feet today, a lot stronger than before. My assignment in Romania ends in 4 months and I do not know at this stage if I will continue. Thinking about the time past, I wonder what is my major achievement of the period. And I come to the conclusion that it is the re-building of the team. So that it is empowered, more open, more enthusiastic, more committed to what they do, and happier with their work. All of these in my experience start and end with the leadership of the team.
The occasion for the post is the annual team building meeting, which this year took place near Dracula’s castle in Bran, Romania.
This is not really Dracula’s castle, this is Bram Stoker’s castle. In any case, it is the most famous castle in Romania.
Although I start with a trio and then a duette, I would like to think of all other pictures as “portraits”. The portrait brings out some aspects of the person that cannot be seen otherwise. In our case, there were no portrait shooting sessions, I just selected and cropped the persons who seemed to be in portrait mood, even though a lot of things were happening around them. I must confess that by looking at some of the pictures, I saw my colleagues in a different way, because they were able to express themselves differently.
Obviously, I do not have “portraits” of all the members of the team, only the ones that came out and expressed themselves, but I believe I have a good part of it.
The Team Building itself was a success. There was open and honest communication, plenty of time to mingle, and time to play. But most importantly, I got to know some members of it, in a better way. I hope they can say the same thing about me.