5 Sterne Redner

All in one boat together - teamwork as a key for success

Lecture by
Dominique Goerlitz

Available as online lecture

All in one boat together - teamwork as a key for success

All in one boat together - teamwork as a key for success

Dominique Goerlitz talks in this multi-media presentation about his experiences in the field of motivation and ability to work in a team.

He bridges the gap between the social sciences, applied sciences and the interpersonal interactions that you see every day in your company. In the lecture, many scenes from the life on board of the ABORA expedition are shown in exciting movies. Communication, cooperation and joint action were necessary not only as Stone Age survival strategies.

  • How to get along in harmony and peace for over 2 months with eleven men and women of different ages and backgrounds on the stormy North Atlantic on a prehistoric reed boat?
  • How do you motivate a "motley bunch" of international participants to build a ship - without any payment?
  • What lessons can be transferred to a business from this expedition and successfully applied for the employees?

Great success is always the result of a team effort. The requirements are exceptionally high during periods of high pressure and unexpected events. Critical to the success of a project are processes such as choosing adequate employees, evaluation of professional, social and personal competence, development and advancement of potential and responsibility as well as the coordination of the diverse personalities and qualifications within a team. Every team needs leeway as well as leadership. Striking the right balance builds a winning team.

Other lectures by Dominique Goerlitz

the future was yesterday - what can we learn from the ancient egyptians

The state of old technologies, often ridiculed today, proves to be surprisingly advanced upon closer examination. Decades of research, the last ABORA expeditions and the current plans for a new reed boat expedition are issues that are urging the researcher Dominique Goerlitz. Change in the social and technical sense requires courage and determination to innovate and create new things. The presentation is a reminder why we can learn so much from the past.