At the 2012 London Olympics, Joseph won gold in the double sculls rowing event alongside Nathan Cohen and went on to the America’s Cup as a cyclor (a cycling sailor) for Team New Zealand. His experience in building great team culture – in teams of two to 96 people – is invaluable.
At the DairyNZ People Expo, Joseph will discuss what makes a great team culture and how to maintain it under pressure.
“The number one thing for teams is to trust each other, have each other’s backs and to realise that we are all working toward the same goal,” says Joseph. “Having a good team culture is definitely something you work on.
“Having a clear outline on what you want to achieve and strive toward is best, so everyone knows what they’re working toward. Also getting to know each other – we had sailors, designers, boat builders, shore crew… we are all doing different things but we all supported each other, had lunch together and were always mixing so we understood what they are working toward too.”
At the DairyNZ People Expo, Joseph will be joined by Rural Safe managing director Debbie Robertson who will talk about belief-based safety and how to make it happen on-farm. DairyNZ consulting officer Natalia Benquet will also discuss cross-cultural communication and the benefits of understanding different cultures in your farm team.
The DairyNZ People Expo events have taken place in Canterbury, Waikato, Taranaki and Invercargill.
To register for the expo and for more details visit dairynz.co.nz/peopleexpo
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