• A two-part workshop for remote-working teams. Two online sessions plus one outdoor nature activity
• Help your team reconnect and increase wellbeing while working from home
• Prepare your organisation for new challenges and future growth
with teams that include everyone from the CEO to the intern.
Find out more about how it works and whether it's right for your organisation
"The School of the Wild facilitated team sessions were fantastic, they supported the team at a number of moments through the pandemic, to really connect, and have a ‘different’ conversation about what matters personally and for the organisation. Nigel nurtured the group tremendously well and it really helped having external facilitation to help us work through team connection.”
Remote working is great... until it's not
However hard you work to avoid it, team members start to feel isolated. No team lunches, no chats in the kitchen, no impromptu cross-team conversations.
People don’t always feel heard. They don’t always feel supported. And they might not always be comfortable talking about it...unless you ask them.
“Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work.” Salesforce: The Impact of Equality and Values Driven Business Report
Could your team benefit from being heard more?
Zoom into the Wild brings your remote-working team back together
Now, we’re even more restricted. For many of us, most of our working and social lives are dependent on a screen.
By using nature to help your team reconnect, you give them space to relax and breathe.
You give them time to step away from the stress of screens and juggling.
You give them permission to simply think.
It was great to spend time outdoors, particularly during a work day. Everyone now recognises the validity of incorporating non-work into work days.
Zoom into the Wild will help you:
● discover how your team members really feel about your culture and how to improve it
● boost mood, wellbeing and positivity while working from home
● talk about culture and how to adapt to change
● give individuals space to find and share their own perspectives
● work as a team to refocus on your collective purpose
What happens during Zoom into the Wild?
We’ll guide you using the proven strategies we’ve developed through years of experience delivering outdoor team immersions.
We use our own creative tool, Ecosystem Mapping, to encourage your team to share and listen, identifying key areas to work on.
You’ll map out future possibilities and decide what you want to stop doing.
You’ll leave able to develop a purpose-centred strategy designed for the post-pandemic world.
Would you like to answer these 3 questions for your organisation?
1. How do you grow and maintain a positive culture while working remotely?
2. How do you make connection and collaboration happen, even when you’re physically separate?
3. How do you stay focussed on your collective purpose through uncertain times?
How it Works
It includes 2x Zooms a few hours or days apart and a nature session.
Zoom Part 1: Draw The Map. We explore your ecosystem to find what's working and what's not
Nature Session: Create Space. Team members are invited to go into the wild for an hour. There, they’ll carry out an activity designed to help them find fresh perspectives they can bring back to the group.
Zoom Part 2: Bring To Life. We build on the things we have learned, together and individually,
to create a plan for the future.
Both Zoom sessions include listening, learning and sharing in small groups, and an ecosystem mapping exercise.
For the nature session, we show your team how to use the quietness and freedom of the wild world to boost wellbeing and access a different part of the mind.
This is an online course, so can be held anywhere, at any UK time.
Want to focus more on collaboration and wellbeing?
Take a look at Thinking Like a Forest, where your team will learn from the collaborative forest ecosystem to work better together.
What you'll takeaway
The ability to use nature as a powerful antidote to stress and loneliness of remote working.
A stronger connection between everyone in your team.
A more positive and productive working environment: “9 out of 10 people say they’re more productive when they’re around positive people.” Source: 2004 Gallup Polling
so valuable and so very needed, to stop and explore what to carry forward, particularly as things have shifted so much over the past week
Nigel is founder and Chief Wild Officer of School of the Wild. He is passionate about nature and meaningful conversations that inspire change, and guides team and leadership sessions for a variety of businesses, agencies, NGO's and corporates. Nigel draws on 25 years leading businesses - from publishing to e-commerce - that communicate different ways of seeing the world.
corporate, charity and small business rates available
- this avoids Zoom fatigue
- it creates space for reflection, which is a key part of learning
- it keeps the positive momentum going over a longer period
- NB it also works if they are held on the same day, ideally at least 3 hours apart
- Placing the nature activity in the days (or hours) between the Zoom sessions allows your team members to find the right place, at a time to suit them
- by setting aside time for it rather than rushing it or squeezing it into a short workshop, allows your team to experience the full benefit, and for something new to emerge
- it informs the discussion in the second Zoom session
- an antidote to stress and loneliness,
- it’s energising and relaxing,
- it remedies distracted thinking,
- and it enhances creative thinking.
The upshot: Nature is crucial for your mental health.
Yet in these rapidly changing times, many of us are sat in front of a screen for hours at a time, and don’t make time to connect with the earth. We’re missing out.
The nature activity we've created is a way for you to share an experience with your team that has meaning and is regenerative, while being physically distant.