A thought from a guide,
The challenge as a guide will always be the fact that you got temporarily compounded groups. The experience in the group will be in a wide range, and the guide have to adapt to that. Not always so easy. The main issue with temporarily compounded groups will be to build trust.
Who said it would be easy to be a guide..
When people come together in new constellations, they will experiencing uncertainty when meeting new people. This will relate to a stress, which will be the main thing to reduce for the participants. One way, or the most common way to do that will be to build trust to the others in the group. A quick trust that will solve the feeling of the inconvenience. “What will the other think, what will the other do” frighten will be reduced. C L Popa means to get a fast trust in a temporarily compounded team there is three different parts. 1. That there is a tendency to be willing of taking risks. 2. A wiliness of sharing experiences and skills. 3. To anticipate expectations of the group to be toned down. Here I may have lost you who not are guides. However, if you as a participant in a new group got this knowledge you know how you and “it” works, which means that you can get more out of it as a part in a “new” team or group. For us as guises it is so important to understand how we can meet up, and develop the activity so that it will be a so perfect experience for all participates. As a leader for a temporarily compounded group, there is three important areas to success.
Do you got the skills, always challenge yourself..
1. As a leader a success must be deduced to the group, on the other hand a failure must be the leader’s responsibility. 2. The hearsay and rumor is important to success. Therefore, you have to build it up. That will be your trademark. 3. How to handle opposition and backlashes. A guide with good ability to improvise and adapt (listen) to the group will have a greater chance to succeed.
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