Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fun-Learning: Activity based training program on Team Building for Royal Enfield

Vertical Progress conducted one day Activity based "Team Building" program for Royal Enfield. The participants were the Finance Managers across India.

Productivity through Creativity - our Signature Program

Vertical Progress conducted it's signature program "Productivity through Creativity" on 24th November 2017 at Hyatt Regency, Chennai.

15 limited seats were decorated by various professionals including two Defense Ministry Officials. It was a mix of youngsters and seniors.

We have analysed the 7 rules of personal productivity along with our study in Pike Place Public Market, Home Plus-S.Korea and few other case studies.

Awesome feedback because of the design of this program.

Our recent program for the Senior Officials of Ordinance Factory-Avadi, Chennai

We had immense pleasure to see bubbling energy among the senior officials of Ordinance Factory, Avadi, Chennai.

We had a session on planning and Goal setting.

Our Recent Program on Effective Sales Team Management

Selling is of course a tough task. Handling a Sales Team is must challenging one. A Sales Team Manager must Know the Way, Go the Way and Show the Way. He must be an expert in Selling Skills as well Managerial Skills.

Vertical Progress have recently conducted two days workshop on Effective Sales Team Management Skills for a Top Financial organization at Coimbatore.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Buy / Read our books in Kindle

1. A book on Sales in Tamil: Written by an Indian for Indian

விற்க அதற்குத் தக - II

2. Simple Guide to overcome your Stress and to use the Stress for your prosperity:

ஸ்ட்ரெஸ் எனப்படுவது யாதெனின்

3. 16 Soft Skills for all is given in an easy to read format:

கொஞ்சம் மாற்றம், நிறைய வெற்றி.

Outbound Training Game: Hat & Sweat

Hi all,

Hope you are enjoying the updates by Vertical Progress.

We are happy to see the audience worldwide reading our updates regularly. Vertical Progress is happy to give you free updates on our exclusive games for OBT.

Here we have one of our Brain Child - Hat & Sweat.

Requirement: 7 numbers of Hats
Team Size: 9 members each team.
Duration: 10 Minutes for planning and 5 minutes for playing for each team.

7 participants are called as the Runners and two others are called as Supplier & Buyer.

Supplier and Buyer is made to sit/stand at a distance of 30 to 50 meters.

Supplier shall wear all the 7 hats in his head.

Runners are the one need to transfer the hats, one by one among themselves and then they wear the hats to the other end person 'Buyer'. Time taken to transfer all the hats from the Supplier to the Buyer is calculated and the team transferring all the hats in least time is the winner.

1. All the 7 runners must select their stand and order they stand and they shall not change the order they stand.
2. Each runner will take the hat from the predecessor and he/she shall not give the hat to the successor. Rather the Successor shall take it from his/her predecessor. Each runner shall wear the hat in their head. The successor shall take it from the predecessor's head only.
3. The runner standing first shall take the hat from the supplier and the second one shall take it from the first and transfer to the 3rd and vise versa.
4. Only the 7th runner has the rights to take the hat form the predecessor and to put it on the head of the Buyer.
5. At any point of time, each runner shall have one one hat.

The runners represent departments of a manufacturing setup. First runner is the Purchase department. Second runner is the Storage Department, Third is Manufacturing, Fourth is Quality, Fifth is Packing, Sixth is Logistics and the Seventh is the Sales/Marketing Department. So the order of each runner shall remain same.

One hat is the capacity of the manufacturing setup. They can not handle more than one hat per department at a time.

Different teams have different strategies. The winning team is the one in which all the seven runners stand near the supplier in the same order and transfer the hats as per the order and together run towards the buyer and stand there in order and transfer the hats one by one and thus take less time.

We can understand through this game that any given task can be completed by many ways. This world prefer only Smart way of doing things in which the time and effort is less.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Energizer - 'Break the Routine"

Activity type: Energizer
Team size: up to 50
Time: 10 mins
Location: Indoor and outdoor.

Make the participants to stand in a circle.

Now, ask someone to say one and point your hand to the next person and go up to 3 or 4 participants. After the first person saying 'one' the next person will continue to say 'two' and 'three' and so on.

Stop after the 4th person and ask the team, 'I said the first person to count one and I didn't say anything to the other persons. Why did they started counting in ascending order?'

Debrief: This is called following the routine. We follow something in our life regularly and we don't try to ask why we do so? like the ham and small pan story.

Unless we break the routine and think before doing something, our life will not change.

Activity Continues:
Now, tell the participants to count from one to seven in an ascending order. They will comfortably count. After two rounds, impose the new rule.

New rule: Any person who is getting four, instead of saying 'four', they shall do some funny action (as you prescribe). If the person getting four says 'four' without doing the action or saying four by doing the action will be called 'out'. Anyone faulting will be out of the game.

Now you can observe the person gets 'four' will be getting out. (some times the person getting 'five' also will get out because, the 'four' will not say anything).

Continue to play the game till the last person standing.

Now, debrief:
It is easy to follow the routine and it's not easy to change our behavior. We will adopt to the new behavior by practice. So, continue to practice the new way of life even though you fail several times.

Fun and a strong message will be there.