Global Team Building

November 24, 2015 : Team Development, News

Case Study

Five Continents, over 90,000 air miles, and one objective – more effective top teams!

Event Details

• Client: Boehringer Ingelheim
• Dates and durations: A suite of 1 – 3 day programmes over 2013 to 2015
• Venues: various
• Format: team and leadership development workshops
• Participants: multi-disciplinary teams ranging in size from 8 to 84


In a competitive marketplace, global companies operate in a fast moving envCase Studyenvironment and have a key challenge of driving forward their vision whilst remaining flexible and adapting to local change.

Leaders require new ways of getting their teams to work together in the most effective and quickest way possible, not always easy for teams that work across disciplines and countries!

Our facilitation skills and experience with team dynamics has enabled a dynamic relationship that has seen facilitator Victoria Russell travel to Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Germany and Chile to work with local leaders and their teams.

What we did

Teams and their leaders have different needs at different times. Our role is to dedicate time beforehand to listen and assess the gaps of each team and support the local leader in identifying key objectives before outlining a programme that we can deliver over a specific period of time. For some teams this may be over one day whilst others have benefited working together over three days. Group sizes have been from 8 to 84.

Our tools range depending on needs, but for many teams an objective for effective team building is identified and we use Belbin Team Profiling reports and methodology.

Our facilitation methods encourage interactive working with practical actions from each session. Leadership, teams, strategy and culture exercises are designed and used with the groups.

Who took part

We have worked with teams across tCase Studyhree continents in the following locations, and have travelled over 91,260 miles in the last 3 years:

• Europe
• Middle East
• China
• Southeast Asia
• Latin America

What they said

“On behalf of the whole team we really appreciate your efforts and professionalism . The training was very clear and every one enjoyed it very much. Looking forward on having the debrief call with you and hope to see you again in the area”. MENA Area Medical Director

“Victoria is an excellent trainer and training facilitator. She is able to bring good insight, feedback and recommendation to any training workshops from her wealth of experience and her sharpness in picking things up. She puts in a lot of efforts in preparing for her workshops and is also very flexible to adapt them to meet the needs of her clients. Her workshops were well organised, very engaging and relevant. I had the privilege to work with her for a couple of workshops in China and have no hesitation to recommend her to anyone.” Head, Clinical Operations, ROPU TCM

“Victoria, thank you so much for the great workshop in Santiago! In such a short period of time we were able to achieve great results with my team! Great job!” Regional Head of Clinical Operations – Latin America

“Victoria Russel conducted a very successful development workshop with my Latin American Operations Managerial Team in Santiago de Chile last year. My goal for the meeting was to brainstorm our strategy, discuss about roles and responsibilities and develop a sense of identity through a refreshed regional strategy. Using our Companies’ Values as our base, we were able to reshape our mission, vision and strategy for the region. We succeeded in going deeper into management and communication styles and analyzing how they can impact our daily jobs. The workshop allowed us to prepare and deliver a strategy on better ways to collaborate and work together more effectively. Victoria did a fantastic job throughout the workshop process. Vicky and the Maximillion team were also available before and after our workshop to discuss and address the key points of our project.”

Maximillion offers a wide range of Learning and Development programmes to suit different group sizes, objectives and budgets in Edinburgh, Scotland, throughout the UK and beyond. Please Click here to see what we can offer, make an enquiry or contact one of the team on 0131 333 0066.

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