Fall 2012 has fully started in Tiimiakatemia, and all the teams seem to be up to full speed ever since the first day. Phones are ringing, teampreneurs are running from on meeting to another and the tapping of the keyboards creates a positive background music in the middle of all action.
Monday 27th of August the new members of TA-house were welcomed with a colourful Kick Off-day. The day started with a glass of champagne and the photographing of the new penguins. Then the show started with an eventful and supriseful speach from the founder Johannes Partanen.
After the Kick Off penguins have been touring the house, getting the feel of the place. But with the customer meetings they haven’t been given any off-time, but pushed straight to action. Already on the second day were the phones out of the pockets and ringing to reach customers. As a result: 59 customer visits. So it is with the greatest confidence that we can hand over Tiimiakatemia to the newest generation and look forward to what the fall brings with it.
Here’s a closer peek to what our penguins have been up to during their first weeks..
Monday - the first day
Receiving the penguins, Kick-off. In the afternoon Belbin team role tests and introducing themselves.
Tuesday – the importance of customers
First customer visits in the morning, motorolas of the visits in the afternoon.
Wednesday – practicalities
How to write essays, what papers do I need to fill, where to choose books etc. Figuring out some of the TA vocabulary.
The first training session in the morning, exploring Jyväskylä in the afternoon.
Friday – wrapping up first expressions
Motorola – why did you want to come to Tiimiakatemia? What have you learned, what did you know beforehand?
Welcoming celebration organized by the coloracademies in the afternoon.
Splitting people into the teams. And first training session with your own team. Kastajaiset -
Tuesday – offices
Decorating offices, Houston calling and representation of each penguine team’s office.
Wednesday and Thursday – Forest and back
Friday – training session and starting the co-operative