How Cricket Wellington is applying the Emotional Culture Deck to its whole of cricket approach
The Deck is disarming, says Jeremy, and that’s why it is so effective. It’s a fun, easy, non-threatening way to share personal stuff, especially at times of change. And that certainly proved to be the case as the Emotional Culture Deck was introduced to individuals in core teams at Cricket Wellington, then whole teams, ground staff and more.
Walk through the Basin Reserve buildings and it’s clear that this is a game that deeply values its traditions. They’ve been playing cricket here for more than 150 years …
So the arrival of Cam as CEO was something of an oddball: a professional administrator, with a background in football, brought in by the Board to right a ship that was struggling.
It didn’t take Cam long to work out that the trouble ran deeper than just the balance sheet. People were busy but the work didn’t align back...
Cricket Wellington has been playing with The Emotional Culture Deck for the past four years.
According to CEO, Cam Mitchell and General Manager Liz Green, The Emotional Culture Deck has changed so much at Cricket Wellington.
"I've never been part of a culture that's never been closer or tighter, everyone feels like they're part of something."
“The best change I've seen in the group is the vulnerability."
“Without the Deck, we wouldn’t have been as connected, and we wouldn’t know each other like we do, at every level”
“Everyone who comes in here, including our sponsors, notices that our people are engaged with focus and autonomy and that there is a positive word of mouth between players and administrators.”
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