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Prehistoric Team Working – A Lesson To Be Learnt

September 7th, 2015 by Alison McKinney

Stonehenge PaulI’ve always been fascinated by ancient prehistoric monuments. The mystery that surrounds them and the sheer magnitude of engineering behind their being.

So of course, I was delighted and excited to hear of a new Neolithic site discovered just a ‘stones throw’ (pardon the pun) from our very own Stonehenge on the BBC website today.

Despite there being many ideas and explanations as to Stonehenge’s purpose and how and why it was built, what is clear is that it would have taken the ancient people a great deal of planning and strength to move such huge stones and erect them. This new discovery near Durrington Walls also seems to be an amazing feat of people ‘pulling’ (or perhaps ‘pushing’) together for a common aim and purpose, whatever that maybe – prehistoric team work if you will.

One of the things that clearly stands out from these huge ancient monuments is the positive power and achievement attained when people pull together and work as a team.

What is also evident is that when a team works well together as a unit they are able to accomplish more than an individual member could ever do alone, and I think most people would agree that it’s impossible to conceive one person shifting 30 tonne stones single handed.

So it should not be a lightning bolt of realisation to businesses that to have a well-oiled team, working in harmony and unison together, there is a greater chance of higher levels of productivity and successes and achievements that could not possibly have happened without great team-spirit and collaborative working.

We at The Survey Initiative pride ourselves in the work we do in partnership with organisations to help build and maintain employee engagement levels – encouraging team spirit is just one element to achieving that. So if you would like to know more about how we can help your organisation, then give us a call on +44 (0)1255 850051 or contact us via our website.

Written by Alison McKinney
Alison McKinney is the Project and Quality Assurance Manager at The Survey Initiative, a dedicated employee research organisation devoted to helping its clients gain insight and understanding into what drives employee engagement in their business. Alison has extensive experience in project management and quality assurance and has recently worked on projects for clients as diverse as: WSP Middle East. Natural History Museum, Peverel, Marine Stewardship Council, Accor UK &Ireland and Thompsons Solicitors. Visit http://www.surveyinitiative.co.uk for more information.

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