“In a complex environment leaders need to learn to move towards the same goal”
Objectives and project procedure
During the orienteering workshop participants alternate in the role of leader in order to experience their capacity to develop strategies by making best use of available resources;
translating cartographical assumptions into a vision by creating a roadmap for reaching the goal;
being a role model of what is expected of others; being able to illustrate a shared mission, so that to be followed; directly experiencing the difference between the map and the territory.
“A leader must have the flexibility to change direction in case he/she should perceive that the previous one is wrong.”
Experiential training in the nature offers us many ideas to work for the empowerment of the needed skills to manage these kinds of complexities.
In particular, the metaphor of the orienteering activity allows both leaders and the whole team to directly experiencing an effective strategy to reach the final goal, giving evidence of how the characteristics of a path as shown on the map differ from a real territory when you are in it.