As members of the Rural City of Murray Bridge team, we were delighted to have been awarded first prize.
All being new to the Challenge we didn’t know what to expect on the day and were extremely nervous but once we started the challenges given to us in the morning our nerves soon disappeared as we focused on the tasks at hand. The pace soon went into over drive when we were given 4 tasks to undertake simultaneously with calm planning and discussion turning into near panic and frantic action.
We started the day as five independent individuals and finished the day as a cohesive team that respected, trusted and supported each other. We amazed ourselves at the workload we could achieve in a day and there were definitely lessons learnt about spending time planning each task and not jumping straight into it without having a clear idea of the outcome. This is certainly something we will practice in our day jobs.
Whilst it was great to have won, all teams must have had similar experiences and it is a great way to develop skills working out of your comfort zone and appreciating the dynamics of working in a team. We learnt how to support each other when working under pressure and have developed an extremely strong and lasting bond between all team members.
We would encourage council’s to enter the LG Professionals, SA Rural Management Challenge next year as we believe we have all truly benefited from the experience.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge Team (Muzza Bizza’s)