Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hooked on 'le tour' or team building revisited

Bruce Arden gave us an introduction to team building during the World of Work seminar. He rounded up his presentation with an excerpt of a behind-the-scenes documentary about the brave cyclists of the Tour de France. At the time, I found his focus on the tour, a heavily gendered environmnent, and its relevance for modern team building problematic, yet the documentary got me hooked on the tour. As the riders roll through the French mountains, I catch myself sitting with excitement in front of the tv and following the daily drama of a gruelling competition. Indeed, this is some gripping television in real time.

Today is also Jean-Bertrand Aristide's birthday. All the best to South Africa's most famous visitor and hopefully he will be able to return soon to his native country.

4 comments:

Susan Arthur said...

The tour sounds like a really beautiful race. My desk neighbour at work, Gareth, is doing the race at the moment... (not all of it though, just some stages of it). He was really excited before he left and even bought a PVR to record himself so he could watch when he came back!

Nanou said...

Eish! You remind me of my dad...

Thomas Blaser said...

Nanou, thank you, I feel flattered! Susan, your colleague is quite 'hardcore'; I trust I will not develop such a 'penchant'. I keep my fingers crossed though.

Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

Thomas,
I also like watching the Tour De France, it is very interesting viewing. Thumbs up to Susan's colleague who's gone off for the race. I love cycling but at a leisurely pace please!! Do you cycle?