Office of Hawaiian Affairs ~ Team Building & Communications Strategy

Company reorganizations can be difficult. Good Juju can make organizational transitions fun and more rewarding. New policies, procedures, philosophy, goals and restructuring teams often leave staff members stressed, nervous and in some cases, downright unhappy. Our innovate and interactive techniques will get your people in the good juju zone.

CHALLENGE: Change is Hard!

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) was undergoing a transition with the creation of a new Community Engagement department.  This included the initiation of new leadership, new focus and the combining of three departments into one new division.   As is typical in such restructuring, there were questions about new work procedures, the re-delegation of responsibilities among staff and some fear and resistance to the change.

SOLUTION: Work and Play with Purpose – Project-Based Team Building.

Good Juju designed and conducted a 2-day facilitated meeting. Careful planning helped create a safe and open forum to address issues and misconceptions, quell fears, overcome resistance, and unify and energize staff with a common work platform.

Team-building games
Play hard, work harder. Learning games keep teams energized and make concepts real.

Fun interactive games and exercises were specifically designed to reveal underlying issues and provide simple solutions in non-threatening and entertaining ways.

A simple but effective presentation on basic communications principals was created and presented by Good Juju as a neutral third-party and provided the foundation for team collaborations.

Communications templates and activities allowed departments to self-evaluate and identify its role within the larger team.

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OHA team works on custom template
Custom templates keep teams organized and working together.
Every team member had valuable information to share. Plans were co-created using common frameworks that fit into one cohesive plan.
Team members shared their learnings on this collaborative chart
Team members shared their learnings on this collaborative chart.


Armed with a new common understanding, new perspectives and confidence in their roles, teams then worked collaboratively on a real project. The event resulted in a strategic plan for the project and created new positive bonds and new enthusiasm among the team members.

What an accomplishment! After just 1 day, the group of 30 created more than 60 charts and made significant strides.