Our team found the Rural Management Challenge provides a safe environment in which to experiment, try something new, step outside of your comfort zone, work with colleagues you might not ordinarily work with and network.
In preparation for challenge day our team identified that we wanted to learn, grow and have fun by participating. We learnt about our own work styles, how we interacted as a team and how we could effectively work with each other to achieve team and personal goals. On challenge day we managed to achieve these goals and the benefits will continue long after challenge day.
Our perspectives on council have broadened, we have built our confidence and are starting to do things we might not have previously thought possible! We are all using the energy, enthusiasm and new skills we gained from participating in our day to day. Now when 'problems' happen at work, we tend to see them more as challenges and apply the same techniques and mindset we used on the challenge day to solve the issue.
We joked the challenge was like Top Gun school for councils! It certainly was a day of pushing ourselves, flying high and having a lot of fun along the way.
Wattle Range Wranglers
2017 Rural Management Challenge winners