Team build­ing day for staff

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil will not be open to the pub­lic on Fri­day, May 11 as it will be con­duct­ing a com­pul­sory staff team build­ing func­tion.

“While coun­cil has been un­der­tak­ing some cul­tural train­ing the en­tire or­gan­i­sa­tion has still not had the op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether,” In­terim Gen­eral Man­ager Adrian But­ler said at coun­cil’s monthly meet­ing on April 17.

“The team build­ing will help the or­gan­i­sa­tion to con­tinue to move for­ward as one.”

Mr But­ler said team build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties are a way to pro­vide high im­pact learn­ing, increase team skills and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and im­prove mo­rale and pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Any emer­gency sit­u­a­tion ne­ces­si­tat­ing staff re­sources, how­ever, would be made avail­able ac­cord­ing to Mr But­ler.

Cit­ing an­other rea­son for the func­tion, Mr But­ler said: “There are a lot of new staff, spread far and wide. I know other merged coun­cils have done this al­ready.”

“It’s a great idea - you see big cor­po­ra­tions do­ing this,” Cr Shaun Whitechurch said. “As a one-off it’s great. But we should think about do­ing it as an or­gan­i­sa­tion, yearly, or what­ever.”

Costs for the ex­er­cise are to be met via the merger im­ple­men­ta­tion budget fol­low­ing the amal­ga­ma­tion of the Urana and Corowa Shires.

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