Team Training in Inner Mongolia
The theme for the 2017 Training Program was agreed upon by the Team as ”Be brave in pioneering and excelling yourself”.
The RLF China Team recently enjoyed a two-day training and personal development experience on the beautiful prairie grasslands of Inner Mongolia. It allowed the Team to learn more about each other, share the goals and aspirations of the company and develop personal plans for excelling in their professional capacities. During these two days they enjoyed many challenges and unique experiences, such as horse riding, archery, appreciating the environmental beauty and isolation, socialisation around the bonfire, signature Mongolian food and the joyous hospitality of their hosts.
It was a thoroughly invigorating and enjoyable two days and the photo-board that follows gives many highlights of the team
The RLF China Team arrived at the Huitengxile prairie on 16th July 2017. After being greeted and served hada and buttered tea as they alighted from the bus, all exhaustion on the body from the long journey suddenly disappeared.
The day officially began with the RLF China team development training project. First of all, let’s warm up! Shake hands, give a hug….. Get to know the buddy who will be with you morning and night, over the next two days.
They chose slogans for themselves and these were:
The Prairie Wolves : ‘Wolves walk thousands of miles and howls’
The Eagles : ‘Eagles rule the skies’
The Wild Horses : ‘No one could stand against ten thousand stampeding horses’
Once the war cries were chosen this heightened the vigorous spirits of the Team members. It made them ready to do battle.
The Team Challenges
1. Challenge 150 (Time Management and Cooperation)
As the name suggests, Challenge 150 sets a series of seemingly difficult challenges all to be completed within 150 seconds. The combination of multiple projects often presents a comprehensive challenge to Team members and the aim of Challenge 150 is to improve time management ability for better performance. The tasks set as part of this activity are often referred to as “life and death within 150 seconds” or “the devil training combination”.
The Challenge 150 project not only honed the coordination and team work ability of the RLF Team, but also taught the value of thinking about other Team members, working collaboratively together, and managing time constraints better. At the same time, the game increased the team members’ awareness of the overall situation of working together to achieve team goals.
2. ‘Thinking Outside the Square’ (Decision Making)
The Training Coach divided the three teams into six groups, and then chose a member from each group to organise itself into a seventh group. This is representative of the RLF China Team which forms seven groups belonging to three teams. And the seventh group is the core of each team. Each group has five pieces of an incomplete puzzle, a full jigsaw puzzle picture, and a task book. Each completed task will receive the corresponding points in the target set of 40 minutes and each team has the potential to reach
The heart of RLF China Team is connected more closely by this training and personal development experience.
Each member was able to feel and perceive the strength of the team unit, and realised the importance of mutual help.
We are proud of the united, cooperative and fearless RLF Team.
The Social Activities at the end of Team Training
The attraction of the beautiful scenery could not be resisted and the prairie walk began. Walking on the boundless prairie is like walking in the clouds. The blue sky connects with it, and the white clouds echo it, showing a picture of grassland scenery.
They say that to come to the grasslands without riding horses is just like looking at a landscape painting. Team members all rushed to the horses, filled with joy and anticipation as soon as arriving. Looking at the blue sky and white clouds, it seems that all the troubles have vanished! Facing such a scene, people can’t help singing loudly.
Happy moments were shared around the bonfire with Mongolian dance, Matouqin performances, hada, and horse milk wine. They sat around the fire, counted the stars, and participated fully. How pleasant it is to experience the sweetness of the pastoral life on the soft prairie grasslands.
After the training session Team China travelled into Xiangshawan, which is located in the east of Kubuqi Desert, Dalad Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
It is the largest Desert Tourism Leisure Resort in China. The Team were rewarded with experiences such as the world’s first desert cableway and enjoyed the fun of sand skiing. Then came the camel rides that strolled in a train in the boundless yellow sand, whilst listening to the peal of bells. The wonderful performances of the first-class Mongolia National Art Troupe were also appreciated.
So much enjoyment was experienced that it was hard to go back home.
Fly High Team China, Be Brave and Excel
Two days of intense team training and development, followed by a brief pause to enjoy each other’s company has re-set the Team for renewed vigour and excitement for the tasks ahead. It is hoped that the many skills learned during this time will feature strongly in the year ahead.
The RLF China 2017 prairie trip has ended.
Now fully equipped, let us work together for the bright future of RLF.