When we think of the modern team or organisation, a ‘science-like’ approach to tasks and targets quickly springs to mind: competition is fierce in the global market environment – and this has led many organisations to approach human relationships as the next inefficiency to systematise.
For the majority of team leaders, team performance and ‘behaviour’ don’t quite sit together: the modern organisation is designed to measure results, not relationships; and this way of thinking has crept just as much into sports as the military organisation.
When it comes to increasing team productivity, behaviour is monitored – not measured. The majority of modern projects and team activities are intellectual and can be pre-planned: the real-time experience of social behaviours are therefore seen as something to mitigate rather than something to manage for better results.
Technogym has equipped the fitness center at the Olympic House, the new headquarter of the International Olympic Committee – IOC, in Lausanne, dedicated to the IOC staff and partners. Technogym has a strong historic relation with the Olympic movement, since it has been repeatedly chosen as the Official Supplier to seven editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018. This relationship between Technogym and IOC, spanning almost two decades, is the result of closely matching values such as: quality, innovation, credibility and sustainability, in both sport, work and life.
On the surface, a modern office meeting may not look too different from the classic 1990s boardroom: reports are shuffled, ideas are discussed; and minus the occasional google search, meetings are still treated as organic touchpoints that move decisions and projects forward.
But outside the office, the world has moved on: today’s economy is swimming in data, and that makes the decisions made during organic meetings all the more impactful.