The event for SAICA featured TBAE's Creative Thinking and Resilience Outcome Based team building activities at Potchefstroom High School for Boys.
Resiliency is the ability to endure high levels of change while maintaining a high level of performance. Rather than an absolute characteristic, resilience is a combination of character traits in people. Resilient people tend to see more opportunities than non-resilient people. A Resilient team tends to grow stronger from the experience when they are confronted with the ambiguity, anxiety and loss of control that accompanies change. A team that is not resilient will tend to feel depleted from all the emotions that come with change. Resilient team members are able to make quicker and more effective adaptation to change. They understand that the future contains shifting variables, and are willing to remain loyal during periods of disruption. The individual members of your team may shift between sides of the resilience continuum, depending on the nature of the change experienced.
Creative thinking allows teams to solve problems in a new way. Creative thinking takes place when the problem is solved through the creative use of components that are readily available. Creative thinking skills include methods designed to shift a person’s mental state into one that encourages creativity. There are also techniques that look for creative solutions to problems by reframing the problem. Another creative thinking approach is the multiple idea facilitation technique designed to increase the quantity of fresh problem solving ideas. A further technique often employed is that of changing perspective to induce a novel solution to the problem.