So often people see TIGNUM as something they should do on their own, something they should do when there is enough “extra” time, something that will make them healthy. What they fail to recognize is that everything we talk about at TIGNUM is designed to help our clients perform their best during the most demanding times.
One of the most rewarding clients we have worked with have been the Unilever Audit teams. These teams travel all over the world and perform internal audits on business groups or small companies that make up the Global Unilever business. These audits are psychologically, physically, emotionally and professionally challenging. They require that a team travel to a location, spend 4 to 6 weeks of intense work, and live away from home in a hotel. It is very stressful and it challenges any routine of normalcy.
This year we completed taking every single member of the Unilever Global Audit team through the TIGNUM program. This gives us a rare opportunity because the team can implement their TIGNUM Sustainable High Performance strategies together. As I’ve always said in the fire service, “No one ever goes into a fire unhealthy and comes out healthier.” The truth is that every crisis or major challenge takes a little away from you. This is why you have to be at your best before it hits, take care of yourself during the event, and recover adequately after it’s over so you’re ready for the next challenge.
After a recent audit in Vietnam, one of our clients emailed me sharing the power of the TIGNUM Sustainable High Performance strategies on his team. This is his note to me.
“It's the first time I've experienced an Audit where the whole team fully embraced the TIGNUM mindset. At the outset the team members agreed to volunteer as Champions to lead the various TIGNUM Pillars (Mindset, Movement, Nutrition, Recovery). From amongst our activities we held daily movement sessions, set aside an area for Power naps, nutritious snacks, etc - all sustained throughout the Audit. It worked. It made for a positive and effective team. In my view, it had an impact on making this a less stressful and successful Audit.“
There is nothing new here, but its clear that sustaining this mindset has an impact on our abilities at an individual and social level….having one motivated person in a team is great, but when everyone is firing on all cylinders it sure does make a difference”
So often it’s difficult for people to see the power of integrating Mindset, Nutrition, Movement and Recovery strategies. They fall into the trap of just thinking it’s a health issue. Clearly this demonstrates this is about performance – yours and the teams. What more can you do to help your team become Sustainable High Performers?
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer