Helping teams succeed is not about playing the role of expert explaining everything. Instead, It’s important to join people in taking the little risks that make real teamwork possible. Figuring things out together is a more powerful way of teambuilding than fighting for attention.
Not playing too safe
It’s easy to play safe in working relationships, and settle for polite boredom rather than take risks and have some creative friction. We need curiosity and sometimes kindly mischief to help something new happen.
Finding the sweet spot
There’s a sweet spot between the structured thinking of organisations, and the individuality and unpredictability of the humans working for them. In that space, great things can happen. It’s the essence of teambuilding.
I’ve been doing this for quite a long time with all sorts of people.
I’ve worked across UK. Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and North America
I’ve learned pretty much everything I know about creative facilitation from Johnnie over the years. His approach to training is intelligent, fun and very engaging. Highly recommended.
Roland Harwood, co-founder 100% Open
Our experience with Johnnie was a game changer. The team’s idea of what effective facilitation is, got turned on its head.
Cheryl Ader-Dunne, Executive Director, Strategy, Ogilvy
Great teams are not rushed
Unhurried is my personal touchstone for working with people in ways that brings out the best of our human qualities. Find out more at the Unhurried website.
Read the Book
Unhurried at Work
My book, Unhurried at Work, is about enjoying life at a more human pace in a world that seems to run at the speed of machines. It grew from an experiment in having more satisfying conversations where we stop interrupting each other and sometimes sit with silence.
Watch the Video
A short video in which I share how I developed the philosophy of Unhurried for working with people
Change happens one conversation at a time